Kenneth R. Bartlett

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Kenneth R. Bartlett is a Renaissance historian, author, and professor at the University of Toronto, where he earned his Ph.D. degree in 1978.[1] He is the Director of the Office of Teaching Advancement and has served as the president for the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies.

Bartlett currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the university as the Professor of Renaissance Studies. These include courses on the Italian Renaissance and warfare and rivalry of Italian city states prior to unification. Bartlett is also a member of the Canadian Society of Medievalists.


Bartlett has received the 3M Teaching Fellowship, the inaugural President's Teaching Award for the University of Toronto, and a nomination as one of the ten finalists in the TVOntario Best Lecturer Competition in a debate amongst other professors.

Written works[edit]

Bartlett has published thirty-five articles during his career, including "The English Exile Community in Italy and the Political Opposition to Queen Mary I" (1981). His books include:

  • The English in Italy, 1525–1558: A Study in Culture and Politics (1991),
  • The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook (1992, second edition 2011),
  • Humanism and the Northern Renaissance (with M. McGlynn) (2000),
  • The experience of history (2017).

Bartlett has also written reviews for scholarly journals, including The American Historical Review review of "Fisher of Men: A Life of John Fisher, 1469–1535" by Maria Dowling.


  1. ^ "Ken Bartlett Biography". Retrieved 20 February 2013.