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Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

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Pentecost. Case MS 185, f. 10

The Center for Renaissance Studies works with an international consortium of universities in North America and the United Kingdom. It offers a wide range of scholarly programs and digital and print publications based in the Newberry collection, 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, DC, 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, in accordance with Folger policy and our agreement. Participants may be eligible to apply to their home institution to use Newberry consortium funds to travel to the Folger for programs or research, with authorization from their school’s Newberry committee.

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Upcoming Programs

Friday, September 16, 2016Friday, December 9, 2016
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Applications accepted through July 1
This special seminar is devoted to creating a broad-based community of graduate students who are at the beginning stages of working on their dissertations in the history of Europe or the Atlantic World, c. 1400-c. 1750. The goal will be to provide comments and criticisms from a larger group of specialists than would be available on any single campus.
Thursday, September 29, 2016Thursday, December 8, 2016
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Ten-week graduate seminar
The application deadline has passed.
This course will examine the relationship between gender, sex differences, and politics—defined broadly—in medieval Europe, exploring the ways in which systems of power mapped onto perceived sex differences and bolstered, reproduced, or authenticated those systems.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Cosponsored by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Free and open to the public; no registration required
2016 challenges us not to fall back on the clichés—“greatest writer in English,” “not of an age but for all time”– when we celebrate Shakespeare. No one can deny his myriad literary achievements, but something else is also at work in creating his cultural capital.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION
“Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief.”
Thursday, January 26, 2017Saturday, January 28, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Registration will open soon.
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.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of American culture.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
“Our eyes are sentinels unto our judgements, And should give certain judgement what they see; But they are rash sometimes, and tell us wonders Of common things, which when our judgments find, They can then check the eyes, and call them blind.”
Friday, March 3, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
The application deadline is December 1.
The works of Margaret Cavendish, in both physical and digital form, will serve as the subject matter for this introduction to digital humanities tools and methods. Cavendish’s work has been digitized in the EEBO and Chadwyck-Healy databases, but to our knowledge automated text analysis of her work has not to date been done.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Please register by 10 am Friday, March 3, 2017
We tend to think of Enlightenment-era philosophers as architects of abstraction—not least because they tend to describe themselves that way. This essay tries a different approach; part of a longer project called “Crafts of Enlightenment,” it treats Enlightenment rationality as a hard-won discipline, developed through craft knowledge and habits of labor.
Thursday, March 9, 2017Friday, March 10, 2017
History of the Book Program
A History of the Book Symposium
Please register by 10 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Twitter hashtag for the symposium: #NLHOB17 The symposium, designed for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public, will introduce participants to:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
Application deadline December 1
This workshop aims to introduce participants to the practices and contexts of early modern printing, the central themes related to the reception of classical literary criticism, and the key debates which occurred in early modern Italy—crucial issues not only for students of early modern Italian literature, but for all European national traditions, many of whose literary theoretical writings in
Friday, March 17, 2017
Seminar in European Art
Free and open to the public; precirculated papers
Autonomous Empire, Locative Encounter: German Visual Computation c. 1450-1560 Jennifer Nelson, University of Michigan
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Dante Lecture
Please register by 10 am Monday, April 3, 2017
Description forthcoming. A reception will follow the lecture. Learn more about the speaker: Piero Boitani, Sapienza Università di Roma
Friday, April 28, 2017
Seminar in European Art
Free and open to the public; precirculated papers
Stradano’s Nova Reperta and the Renaissance Representation of Invention and Globalization Lia Markey, The Newberry Library
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
An Early Modern Studies Symposium
Please register by 10 am Friday, April 28, 2017
Twitter hashtag for the symposium: #NLEM17
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Milton Seminar
Please register by 10 am Friday, May 5, 2017
A paper title and description will be added later. The paper will be precirculated to those who register, for discussion at the seminar. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar. Learn more about the speaker: Paul Stevens, University of Toronto
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
“From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world.”
Thursday, September 14, 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017
Early Modern Studies Program
An Early Modern Studies Conference
This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University of Warwick in July 2015, and the second at McGill University in June 2016.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Other Renaissance Programs
By invitation only
Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Additional details will be added later. We invite participants to arrive early to attend our Symposium on Early Modern Studies, “Politics of Conversion,” September 21 to 23.