The Renaissance Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, brings students and faculty from the participating Ph.D programs together through courses, events, and participation in organizations to share and enhance common interests in the Renaissance and Early Modern period through cross-disciplinary contact.
The RSCP is designed to enable students pursuing doctorates in any Graduate Center doctoral program in any aspect of the Renaissance or Early Modern period (c. 1350-1700) to expand their studies in an interdisciplinary way.
The courses are offered in a broad range of areas including European literature and history, early modern colonialism, gender and sexuality, the transmission of the Greek and Latin classics, Atlantic history, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and the Global Renaissance. All students are trained in how to work with early modern manuscripts and printed books and have hands on experience at the New York Public Library’s Rare Books Collection and the Morgan Library.

Participating CUNY Ph.D. Programs:



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