Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium

Prayer Book of Anne of Brittany, Florence, after 1499, Case MS 83

Prayer Book of Anne of Brittany, Florence, after 1499, Case MS 83

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies works with an international consortium of universities in North America and the United Kingdom.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants to participate in programs or to do research at the Newberry Library or the Folger Shakespeare Library. Some member institutions may limit eligibility to certain departments, colleges, or other units within the university, and each member sets its own policies, limitations, and deadlines.

Consortium scholars can propose ten-week graduate seminars to be hosted at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies; applications are due in December for seminars for the following academic year. We also periodically issue calls for proposals for one-day research methods workshops for early-career graduate students and for full-day symposia.

Contact Karen Christianson, the associate director, at, for information about consortium class visits, including sessions with rare books and Newberry tours and orientations, conducted by Center for Renaissance Studies staff.

Many consortium universities run their own research centers, programs, and committees. Please see Affiliates for a list of affiliated centers and programs.

The Center for Renaissance Studies collaborates with the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, which also works with a consortium of universities. Through a reciprocity agreement, Folger Institute seminar fees are waived for faculty and graduate students at Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies upon acceptance of application, in accordance with Folger policy and our agreement.