The Center for Renaissance Studies has hosted an array of History of the Book programs—lecture series, workshops, symposia, and conferences—since the 1990s. These programs provide a forum for recent scholarship on the production and use of books as objects within medieval, Renaissance, and early modern culture, encompassing a wide variety of academic disciplines and theoretical approaches.
All sessions are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.
Learn more about the Newberry’s History of the Book collections.
This symposium, co-organized by scholars whose work touches on the related histories of science, art, and other early modern practices, will consider early modern geometry and more generally mathematics, in theoretical and practical dimensions, drawing on wide-ranging sources in the collection of the Newberry.