The University of Warwick has the foremost concentration of specialists working on the Renaissance. They have joined together to form STVDIO, a collaborative interdisciplinary research group which promotes the study of the Renaissance in the UK and internationally. STVDIO encourages the development of research projects. It hosts a series of seminars given by eminent outside speakers. These are be supplemented by research papers given by Warwick staff. Seminars are open to academics and students within and outside Warwick.