Renaissance Print Culture: An Aldine Quincentennial Symposium

Case 6A 132, Ioannou tou Grammatikou, title page
Case 6A 132, Ioannou tou Grammatikou, Venetiis: Apud Aldum, 1504, title page
Brian Richardson, University of Leeds
Brian Richardson, University of Leeds
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
History of the Book Lecture
Saturday, February 7, 2015

9 am to 3:30 pm

Call for proposals deadline: May 15

Ruggles Hall

Keynote address: Brian Richardson, University of Leeds

Call for Speakers

Deadline for proposals: May 15

February 2015 will see the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, arguably the greatest printer of his age, and certainly the one whose name is best known. The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies will mark the occasion with a day-long public symposium on Saturday, February 7.

The symposium aims to bring the fruits of recent printing-history research to a broad Chicago public. Brian Richardson, of the University of Leeds, will deliver a keynote address on Venetian culture and printing, for which he has announced a working title, “Venetian Printing in the Early Cinquecento and the Impact of Aldus Manutius.”

We invite proposals for 20-minute talks on topics related to the history and culture of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century European printing, from faculty members and postdoctoral scholars affiliated with Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Ideally the talks would present research in progress and be presented in terms understandable to a well-educated general public.

If you have such a talk to offer, please send a one-page abstract and a two-page CV as email attachments, by May 15, to:

Karen Christianson
Associate Director, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
christiansonk@newberry.org

Download a printable PDF Call for Speakers flyer.

Preliminary schedule

8:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast

9 – 10:30 am: Session 1

10:30 – 11 am: Break

11 am – 12:30 pm: Keynote address and discussion

“Venetian Printing in the Early Cinquecento and the Impact of Aldus Manutius”

Brian Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Italian Literature, University of Leeds

12:30 – 2 pm: Lunch break

2 – 3:30 pm: Session 2 and concluding discussion

.

Cost and registration information: 

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.

Complete an online registration form. Registrations will be processed through 10 am Friday, February 6.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.