The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies of UBC is home to a new research cluster in pre-1800–Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern–Romance languages and literatures.

The first meetings, which are intended to be inclusive and informal, will be devoted to sharing our reactions to recent or important publications in the field, primary works or new approaches to them, and teaching methods derived from our research. Planning is in progress for the organization of a conference and linked exploratory workshop, to lead, hopefully, to joint publications. Other projects include holding internal
workshops in collaboration with Library staff, on subjects such as Palaeography
and Rare Books; and developing an interface with the Faculty of Arts’ Medieval
Studies Program, as well as with Medievalists, Renaissance specialists, and
Early Modern specialists in other departments or programs. [read more]