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Successful Renaissance Festival 2018

May 30, 2018

On Sunday, May 6th over 1200 visitors attended the annual Renaissance Festival at the Center. Visitors watched weaponry demonstrations by Phoenix Swords, the Heavy Combatants, and the Tudor Bowman....

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The Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies advances fresh research in the early modern humanities. Our mission is to develop and promote multicultural, diverse, relevant, and timely programming that fosters the best of interdisciplinary engagement in the humanities. Both a research center and library, the Center is home to manuscripts, rare books, and monographs, sponsored lectures, seminars, conferences, community classes, theater, and concerts. Visiting professors, post-doctoral scholars, artists-in-residence, and researchers enrich the global network of our community.

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The Renaissance of the Earth is a series of interdisciplinary research collaborations, undergraduate and graduate courses, hands-on workshops, conferences, and arts programming that consider how the early modern past helps us reshape our environmental future.

At the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, historians and agricultural students work hand-in-hand with arts and literature students to transform a kitchen garden into a template for research and a rare book library into an archive for the imagination.

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The Folger Institute is a center for advanced research in early modern humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Center is a member of the Folger Institute Consortium, a collaborative endeavor involving over 40 leading colleges and universities.

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