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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

Thursday, September 27, 2018Thursday, December 6, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
This course will introduce you to methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of the premodern world. Over the past few decades, scholars in all fields of medieval and early modern studies have increasingly used digital resources to study and teach the premodern past.
Friday, October 5, 2018Friday, April 26, 2019
Renaissance Graduate Programs
This seminar will examine the material text in Europe, from the later Middle Ages through the early modern period (1300–1700). We will consider the production and circulation of manuscripts and early printed books, with a broad focus: we will range across descriptive bibliography (i.e.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Are We Global Yet? Africa and the Future of Representation in Eighteenth-Century Studies
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Milton Seminar
The New Oxford Edition Paradise Lost and the Poem’s Early Publishing History
Thursday, November 15, 2018
In this lecture, Mark Rosen explores the perspectival view that between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries was the predominant means of picturing cities, discussing how they were made, what sorts of demands they made upon viewers, and how they functioned in the worlds of science, cartography, and art.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty
Cartographic studies permeate all disciplines of early modern studies and inspire new perspectives on the renaissance world. Examining maps, atlases, and other cartographic material from the Newberry’s collections, participants will learn about the production, dissemination, and use of maps in the early modern period.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Premodern Studies Seminar
Slavery, Race and Renaissance Humanism in Early Modern Portuguese India
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
“O, why should nature build so foul a den, Unless the gods delight in tragedies?” A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Michelle Shupe.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
This performance will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath love’s mind of any judgement taste; Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste. And therefore is love said to be a child Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Premodern Studies Seminar
Once upon a time were we ever premodern?
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Milton Seminar
Acoustics, Magic, and Milton’s A Masque
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
A Defense of Leisure Reading
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
This workshop will be open to first-year graduate students in literature and any of the humanities areas. The focus will be on approaches to Don Quixote and implications for the study of narrative in general.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Premodern Studies Seminar
European Christianity in the Age of Paper
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
TBD
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty
The goal of the workshop is to introduce graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty to research methodologies involved in studying the codicology of European manuscripts - the material aspects of books made by hand between 1200 and 1500.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
That disease Of which all old men sicken,—avarice. A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Peter Garino.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Milton Seminar
Unlearning Value: Praise, Risk, and Repetition in Paradise Lost