Classes @ the Renaissance Center

The Center offers a wide variety of classes - many free of charge - for undergraduate and graduate students, children and youth, and the community at large.


Courses in Renaissance Studies topics are usually held at the Center unless enrollment is excessive for the space. Participation is limited to graduate students enrolled in any course of study at the University.

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Adult classes run once a week generally for five to six weeks and are taught by independent scholars, retired faculty, and experts in particular fields within Renaissance Studies. Recent classes: Hand Knitted Garments of the Renaissance; Milton’s Lyric Poetry; Shakespeare; Conversational Italian. Open to all at no charge.

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The Center also sponsors classes and events that connect school-age children with the literature and history of the Renaissance in interesting and engaging ways.

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