Resources in Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to Medieval and Renaissance Studies and is available to students throughout the year. Of particular interest to medieval and Renaissance scholars, in recent years the library has received a number of manuscript leaves dating from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, including a sixteenth-century manuscript prayer book, thanks to the generosity of Lawrence Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle of Longboat Key, Florida.

New College Medieval & Renaissance Studies students have free access to the Ringing Museum of Art, which is located next door to campus. The museum offers 21 galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American and contemporary art. It also features an extensive collection of pre-modern European art and has recently hosted exhibits on Veronese, Rubens and other artists of the medieval and Renaissance periods.

The Biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies draws top scholars in history, literature, art history, philosophy and other fields from across the U.S. and throughout the world. Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the scholars and attend the conference presentations.

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Anemoi ("The Winds") is New College's journal of pre-modern studies. Students participate as editors, reviewers and contributors with content covering the classical, medieval and early modern periods.

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The Biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies held every two years on campus offers students the opportunity to hear the most recent work in a variety of fields, encounter a broad range of critical methods and gain valuable insight into the study of the past.

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