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Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

Pentecost

Pentecost. Case MS 185, f. 10

The Center for Renaissance Studies works with an international consortium of universities in North America and Europe. It offers a wide range of scholarly programs and digital and print publications based in the Newberry collections, and provides a locus for a community of scholars who come from all over the world to use the library’s early manuscripts, printed books, and other materials.


Faculty and graduate students from consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants to travel to the Newberry to attend programs or do research. Through our reciprocal arrangement with the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C., which also works with a consortium of universities, Institute seminar fees are waived for faculty and graduate students at Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies schools upon acceptance of application.


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Upcoming Programs

Friday, October 6, 2017Friday, April 20, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
The application deadline has passed.
Led by Lee Palmer Wandel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Lia Markey, Newberry Library
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night: it’s sprightly waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible: a getter of more bastard children than war’s a destroyer of men.”
Thursday, January 25, 2018Saturday, January 27, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies in Europe, the Americas, and the Mediterranean world.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Seminar in European Art
Lisa Pon–The Plague on Paper in Early Modern Venice and Beyond Simone Zurawksi–Architecture & Urban Development in the Reign of Louis XIV Reconsidered: Paris in the Aftermath of the Fronde
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Mary Helen McMurran, University of Western Ontario
Friday, February 16, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
The application deadline has passed.
The Edward E. Ayer Collection of rare books and manuscripts contained 4,000 rare colonial documents from New Spain when it was given to the Newberry Library in 1911.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“Never were finer snares for womens’ honesties Than are devis’d in these days; no spider’s web’s Made of a daintier thread, than are now practis’d To catch love’s flesh-fly by the silver wing”
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
The application deadline has passed.
In an influential article from 2004, Ken Jackson and Arthur Marotti heralded the turn to religion in early modern studies, a movement that has largely involved reading early modern literature through the lens of Continental philosophy. Yet well before this development, scholarship on early modern Englishwomen’s writing had already undergone its own turn to religion.
Thursday, March 15, 2018Saturday, March 17, 2018
History of the Book Program
Symposium and Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students
The Center for Renaissance Studies is developing a multi-year, international research collaborative together with The Andrew W.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Seminar in European Art
Evelyn Lincoln–The Parasole Family Enterprise: the View from 1600 Aaron M. Hyman–Cut, Paste, Copy: Habsburg Cross-Cultural Craft in Vienna
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“ ‘I can see he’s not in your good books,’ said the messenger. ‘No, and if he were I would burn my library.’” A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Peter Garino.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Milton Seminar
Stephen M. Fallon
Friday, June 1, 2018
Seminar in European Art
TBD
Monday, June 4, 2018Thursday, June 28, 2018
Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography
At the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
This four-week institute will provide an intensive introduction to reading and transcribing secretary and italic handwriting in the Tudor-Stuart period.
Monday, June 4, 2018Thursday, June 28, 2018
Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography
Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
This course will examine French manuscripts and archival materials from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. The institute will provide a summary outline of the history of handwriting in France, followed by intensive training in reading from facsimiles, both in class and at home.