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Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture

This Programme is not set to run in 2022

Co-directors: Dr Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute) and Dr Michael Bycroft (University of Warwick)

Since 2005 the programme 'Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture' has been providing specialist research training to doctoral students worldwide working on Renaissance and Early Modern subjects. The programme draws on the combined research specialisms and skills of the staff of the Warburg Institute and the University of Warwick—two of the major centres in Britain for the study of the Renaissance and the Early Modern period. Participants will benefit from a tailored programme (fundamentally reworked for 2019) bringing together insights from research fields such as literature, art history, book history, and intellectual history with skills development in areas such as electronic resources, archival sources, manuscripts, early books, and images. This is a rare opportunity for doctoral students to sharpen the skills needed for successful doctoral work and to meet others in the field from across the world. The programme is designed with a strong emphasis on practical issues and peer interaction.

The interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of the RenaissanceLink opens in a new window (CSR) at the University of Warwick is a large and broadly-based research and teaching community with a high international reputation. The Centre emphasizes interdisciplinary and world-leading research. Its members are drawn from the departments of Classics; English & Comparative Literature; History; History of Art; and the Schools of Modern Languages & Cultures; Theatre, Performance & Cultural Policy Studies; and Cross-Faculty Studies.

The Warburg InstituteLink opens in a new window is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It is cross-disciplinary and global. It has an outstanding library and photographic collection.


All classes will start at 2pm (GMT) and the programme will include methodological lectures (stemming from their research in areas such as art history, literature, intellectual history, and book history) by senior staff at the two institutions, and a series of skills sessions (on topics such as archival research, digital humanities, getting funded, getting published, and careers after the PhD). Full programme available here.

Registration and Course Fees

Spaces will be limited and available on a first-come basis; participants should in the first instance book their place by using the link on the right hand side of this page or clicking here 

Standard Fee: £125.00

Subsidised Fee: £60 (for University of Warwick /Warburg Institute registered PhD students)

Programme & Registration details

Attendees of the course

Archive of past Programmes here