THE ASSOCIATION OF RENAISSANCE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE STUDIES PROGRAM
This program offers you an in-depth and interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance (roughly 1350-1650), one of the most critical periods in European and world history, when changes in art and literature, social and political development, technology and science transformed European concepts of the individual, society and the world. Renaissance Studies is interdisciplinary in nature and comparative in approach, and brings together content and faculty from history, literary studies, philosophy, economics, and art history. Taught primarily in small, discussion-driven seminars, Renaissance Studies classes consider an exciting array of material including Michelangelo’s art, Machiavelli’s political ideas, Shakespeare’s sonnets, the history of gender and sexuality, and the origins of modern science. No other program in Canada provides such a unique opportunity to develop a variety of disciplinary skills in the focused analysis of a single historical period.
The Association of Renaissance Students organizes events and lectures for those interested in the Renaissance at the University of Toronto. We host lecture series, seminars, socials, as well as our annual conference. We also post information pertinent to the Renaissance Studies Program.
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