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Successful Renaissance Festival 2018

May 30, 2018

On Sunday, May 6th over 1200 visitors attended the annual Renaissance Festival at the Center. Visitors watched weaponry demonstrations by Phoenix Swords, the Heavy Combatants, and the Tudor Bowman....

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The Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies advances fresh research in the early modern humanities. Our mission is to develop and promote multicultural, diverse, relevant, and timely programming that fosters the best of interdisciplinary engagement in the humanities. Both a research center and library, the Center is home to manuscripts, rare books, and monographs, sponsored lectures, seminars, conferences, community classes, theater, and concerts. Visiting professors, post-doctoral scholars, artists-in-residence, and researchers enrich the global network of our community.

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Join us for an episode of our podcast Foraging Shakespeare as host, Jennifer Thornton, traces evidence of Shakespeare amidst the artistic and agricultural communities that thrive in our own Pioneer Valley. Jennifer speaks with theater directors, writers, scholars, students, gardeners, and invited artisans to discover the surprising ways in which our creations today find their roots in the Renaissance.

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The Folger Institute is a center for advanced research in early modern humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Center is a member of the Folger Institute Consortium, a collaborative endeavor involving over 40 leading colleges and universities.

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