Description of Events
The CRRS organizes several series of events throughout the year. Click here for upcoming events and see below for a description of ongoing CRRS activities. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and members of the wider community in Reformation and Renaissance Studies are welcome and are encouraged to attend all CRRS events. Please consider joining us.
Each year, the CRRS sponsors an international and interdisciplinary conference hosted at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The CRRS also jointly sponsors an annual Canada Milton Seminar with the University of Toronto English Department. See our conference page for more information.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Each year a senior scholar of distinction is invited to visit the CRRS to share his or her current research with the faculty and graduate students in Toronto and its vicinity, and to give two seminars. The program is designed to make possible informal contact between the visitor and local scholars over the course of a week each winter. See a list of our Distinguished Visiting Scholars and suggest a speaker here.
In recognition of the importance of the Centre’s Erasmus collection, each year a scholar of international reputation is invited to present a formal fall lecture at the CRRS. See a list of our Erasmus Lecturers and suggest a lecturer here.
Early Modern Celebration
This spring event, initiated in 2011, is a day for early modern faculty, postdocs, and senior graduate students to meet, converse, and get to know about one another’s research. Panels of short talks throughout the day highlight a broad cross-section of research currently being done by faculty and postdocs from across campus, with some general panels offering a rich mix of topics and some bringing together more specific themed clusters, including on graduate and CRRS initiatives. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to this event, please contact the CRRS Director.
The Friday Workshops are a series of workshops designed to give early modern scholars opportunities to present works in progress for interdisciplinary critical discussion.
EMIGF (Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum)
In fall 2011 the CRRS began cooperating with graduate students from across the disciplines at the University of Toronto in order to develop a community centered on the exchange of ideas about the early modern period. Meetings are held once monthly from 3:30-5:00pm in the Burwash Hall Senior Common Room at Victoria College (click here for current meetings). Each meeting consists of two 15-20 minute papers presented by graduate students or post-doctoral scholars from different disciplines followed by a discussion moderated by a graduate student or postdoc from a third discipline. The organizers hope that this structure will encourage conversations amongst a truly interdisciplinary audience.
The CRRS offers week-long summer workshops on early modern English, French, Italian and Latin palaeography, with different language emphases every year. These courses are available for a modest fee and information on each year’s offerings is available from the Assistant to the Director in late spring.
Events of interest to the early modern community at the University of Toronto and elsewhere are listed on our website; if you have an event that you would like advertised to the CRRS community, please contact the Assistant to the Director.
In past years, the CRRS has hosted the following events:
Renaissance Spring Festival
An annual festival of lectures, workshops, readings, concerts, and other social events geared toward bringing students interested in the Renaissance together on campus of Victoria Univeristy. See the 2009 program for details.
Ad Fontes: The Toronto Neo-Latin Workshop
A forum for students and scholars in the Toronto area working on all aspects of Latin texts from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries to present their work and get feedback from other participants. We have compiled a list of Online Resources and a Basic Bibliography for those interested in Neo-Latin studies.