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The Certificate Program in Global Early Modern Studies is designed to enable students pursuing degrees offered at The Graduate Center interested in any aspect of the Renaissance/Early Modern period (c.1350 c.1700) to expand their studies in an interdisciplinary way. The program’s main goals are to provide students with the opportunity (1) to acquire innovative methods of cross-disciplinary research, including the techniques of early modern cultural analysis, that will enhance both their scholarship and teaching; (2) to study with faculty outside their home discipline; and (3) to acquire a Certificate in Global Early Modern Studies as a credential.
The courses are offered in a broad range of areas including European literature and history, early modern colonialism, gender and sexuality, the transmission of the Greek and Latin classics, Atlantic history, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and the Global Renaissance. All students have hands-on experience with working with early modern manuscripts and printed books in New York City collections including the New York Public Library’s Rare Books Collection and the Morgan Library.

Participating CUNY Ph.D. Programs

Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, French, Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, History, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre.


The Certificate in Global Early Modern Studies is available to students matriculated at The Graduate Center. For admission to The Graduate Center, please see

Students already at The Graduate Center, or planning to attend, should contact the program coordinator.

Students enrolled in the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies have the option of choosing the Global Early Modern Studies concentration. Please visit the program webpage here for information on the degree requirements for the Global Early Modern Studies track.  For information on admission to the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, please visit the webpage for prospective students.

Global Early Modern Studies​ Certificate Program
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-8124


Amanda Wunder

Associate Professor
Graduate Center
Room 3408.07

Phone 212-817-8038

Assistant Program Officer

Rukshana Jalil

Assistant Program Officer
Graduate Center
Room 5110

Phone 212-817-8124