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Affiliated Groups and Resources

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) at The Graduate Center
The RSA and its interdisciplinary journal, Renaissance Quarterly, have their offices at the CUNY Graduate Center and employ CUNY doctoral students. CUNY faculty and doctoral students participate in the annual RSA conference.  Two annual student awards are funded by the RSA: The Graduate Student Essay Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Renaissance and Early Modern Travel and Research Grants.

The Folger Institute Consortium
The Renaissance Studies Certificate Program is the contact program for CUNY’s membership in the Folger Institute consortium, which meets at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. CUNY doctoral students are eligible for funding to travel to, and participate in, Folger Institute seminars, colloquia, and conferences. For program and application information, see <>.
Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance
Affiliated with the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program, this society has monthly speakers at The Graduate Center, organizes major national conferences, and sponsors major publications. Information: Susan O'Malley

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)
A student-run organization, emphasizing connections between thought, culture, politics, society, language, and art, EMIG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas related to the period between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The group serves as a bridge between the Ph.D. Program in English and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and its participating programs in Art History, Comparative Literature, French, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre. EMIG meets monthly during the academic year. Information

New York Resources for Renaissance Study
With its rich cultural resources, New York is especially suited to serve students interested in the Renaissance. In addition to the Mina Rees Library of The Graduate Center and the libraries of the eighteen CUNY college campuses, CUNY graduate students have access to a broad range of resources, including
New York Academy of Medicine Library
American Numismatic Society
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
General Theological Seminary--St. Mark’s Library
Hispanic Society of America, Museum and Library
Jewish Theological Seminary Library
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Museum, Libraries, and Research Resources
New York Public Library-Research Libraries
Pierpont Morgan Museum and Library
Union Theological Seminary--Burke Library