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Renaissance Centre Online PG (PhD) Open day 2021

You are warmly invited to the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance's Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 27th October 2021, where we will be giving potential students the opportunity to sit and listen to a few short talks given by current students, followed by a Q&A with the Centre’s Director (Professor David Lines) and DGS (Dr Aysu Dincer). The timeframe for this event is 16:00-17:30 (BST) and will be conducted over Zoom. If you live in other parts of the world, you can find a helpful time converter at To reserve your place, please email Jayne Sweet on 


4.00-4.10pm Introduction and Welcome (David Lines)

4.10-4.20pm PhD studies: applying, fees, funding (Aysu Dincer)

4.20-4.35pm PhD student presentations:

'Laughter and Violence in the Italian Renaissance' (Sophie Hartles),

'Popular Festive Rituals in Space, Senses and Print in Renaissance Italy and France' (Eva van Kemenade),

'The Christian kingdom of Ethiopia in the travel diary of Francisco Álvares (1520-1526)' (Mathilde Alain)

4.35-5.30pm: Q&A

Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara and poet

(thought to be) Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara and poet)