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Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Victoria University in the University of Toronto


Governance and Committees

The senior governing body of the CRRS is its Managing Committee. This body is primarily concerned with authorizing policy and receiving reports from the CRRS Executive, that is, the Director, Assistant to the Director, and the Chairs of its three sub-committees. In addition to the Executive, the Managing Committee includes ex-officio and advisory members who together broadly represent the interests of the academic community served by the CRRS. The committee meets once each term.

Managing Committee has four sub-committees, the Academic Programs, Library, Programs, and Publications committees. These sub-committees recommend policy to the Managing Committee for approval. They also plan and monitor activities according to their mandates. Their membership includes individuals with appropriate expertise in addition to representatives from the CRRS Executive. The sub-committees meet once each term.
The CRRS Executive and staff assume responsibility for implementing the plans of the sub-committees and managing the day to day life of the CRRS. To assist in these endeavors, the Director has formed a Technology Working Group. The Executive meets weekly.


Matt Kavaler (Art), Director
Natalie Oeltjen, Assistant to the Director
Manuela Scarci (Italian Studies), Chair of Academic Programs  Committee
Konrad Eisenbichler (Renaissance Studies), Chair of Library Committee
Paul Cohen (History, Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World)
Gregoire Holtz (French)
Philip Sohm (Art)
Stephen Rupp (Spanish and Portuguese)
Joel Rodgers (English)
Katie Larson (English)
Joanna Ludwikowska (English)

Academic Programs

Matt Kavaler (Art), Director
Natalie Oeltjen, Assistant to the Director
Manuela Scarci (Italian Studies), Chair
Kenneth Bartlett (Renaissance Studies)
Trevor Cook (English)
Kon​r​ad Eisenbichler (Renaissance Studies)
Marjorie Rubright (English)
Nicholas Terpstra (History)


Matt Kavaler (Art), Director
Natalie Oeltjen, Assistant to the Director
Konrad Eisenbichler, Chair (Renaissance Studies)
Pearce Carefoote (Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library)
Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Head Librarian, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Library)
Antonio Ricci (Italian, York University)
Lisa Sherlock (Chief Librarian at Victoria University Library)
Elisa Terisgni (Graduate Fellow, CRRS)


Matt Kavaler (Art), Director and Chair of Programs Committee
Natalie Oeltjen, Assistant to the Director
Paul Stevens (English)
Lucia Dacome (Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology)
Lynne Magnusson (English)
Joanna Ludwikowska (English)
Rachel Stapleton (Comparative Literature)
Manuela Scarci (Italian Studies)
Paul Cohen (History)
Nicholas Terpstra (History)


Matt Kavaler (Art), Director, Chair of Publications Committee
Natalie Oeltjen, Assistant to the Director
Konrad Eisenbichler (Renaissance Studies), Series Editor, Essays and Studies
Alexandra Johnston (English), Director, Records of Early English Drama
Vanessa McCarthy (History)
Leslie Wexler (English)
Joanna Ludwikowska (English)
​William Bowen (Humanities), Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media