UMD to Close Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies: Write a Letter

by Jessica C. Murphy

Over the weekend I learned that the Dean of Arts & Humanities has decided to close down The Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies (CRBS) at the University of Maryland. CRBS has been an important resource for scholars from many different disciplines studying the early modern period, but it has been an especially wonderful “home base” for those of us working on early modern women. Every three years, CRBS hosts the invaluable Attending to Early Modern Women conference. The center also publishes Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal and runs a number of outreach programs for K-12 teachers.

Please take a moment this week to write a letter to the dean, the provost, and the director of CRBS expressing the importance of the center to your work:

Dr. James F. Harris, Dean
College of Arts and Humanities
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dr. Nariman Farvardin, Provost
Academic Affairs
1119 Main Administration Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dr. Adele Seeff, Director
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
0139 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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