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Welcome to Early Modern Studies at UC Davis

UC Davis’s community of early modernists prides itself on its interdisciplinary nature and vibrant, thriving research culture. Of particular note, UC Davis received a $1.4 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support a three year Mellon Research Initiative in Early Modern Studies, which provided funds for programming and support for graduate students from 2011-2014. Also UC Davis is a member of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, providing ongoing opportunities for faculty and graduate student research and professional engagement.

With our nationally recognized faculty and a group of highly immersed and motivated graduate students from across the humanities and social sciences, we regularly gather for lectures, workshops, and professionalization events. This website offers a glimpse into the ways early modernists get involved, network, and collaborate within the university and beyond.