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. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the university as the Professor of Renaissance Studies, including 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. In addition to his own written works, Bartlett has written reviews for scholarly journal articles, such as his review featured in The American Historical Review for "Fisher of Men: A Life of John Fisher, 1469–1535" by Maria Dowling.


Bartlett has received several teaching awards during his career. These include 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]

In addition to writing thirty-five articles during his career, including "The English Exile Community in Italy and the Political Opposition to Queen Mary I" (1981), Kenneth R. Bartlett has also published several books. These are The English in Italy, 1525–1558: A Study in Culture and Politics in 1991) The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance; Sources in Modern History in 1992, and Humanism and the Northern Renaissance (with M. McGlynn) in 2000.


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