History of the Book Programs

Christophe de Savigny, Tableaux: Accomplis de tous les arts liberaux, 1587
Christophe de Savigny, Tableaux: Accomplis de tous les arts liberaux, 1587, Wing ZP 539 .G74104

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.

Past History of the Book Programs

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, February 7, 2015
History of the Book Lecture
Renaissance Print Culture: An Aldine Quincentennial Symposium
Call for proposals deadline: May 15

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.