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Other Renaissance Programs

Christine de Pisan, 1537, Case MS 5326

Christine de Pisan, Book of Prayers and Moral Lessons, 1537. Case MS 5326.

The Center for Renaissance Studies hosts a wide variety of afternoon or evening lectures and seminars, full-day symposia, multi-day conferences, and multi-week summer seminars and institutes.

Some programs are open to all, while some have limited enrollment. Please check the individual program listings below for registration information.

Cervantes Symposium

Dante Lecture

NEH-Funded Programs

Newberry Consort

Shakespeare Project of Chicago

Past Other Renaissance Programs

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
“And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be rememberèd; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England, now a-bed
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public, registration is requested.
Join experts from Chicago Opera Theater (COT), as well as musicologist Linda Austern, in a discussion, and sneak peek performance, of their 2016 production of The Fairy Queen, by Henry Purcell.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Since 2012, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre has produced two performances featuring Native languages in the dialogue: Lear Khehkwaii and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which the fairies speak Gwich’in Athabaskan, and Bottom alternates between English and Gwich’in as the play unfolds.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
No art forms have escaped the influence of Shakespeare’s creativity—and dance is no exception.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Conversations at the Newberry
Hold the Mirror up to Nature: The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare Performance
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Shakespeare’s plays are filled with fourth-wall-breaking moments in which characters share their methods for successfully performing emotions, political alliances, and gender roles. His work challenges directors and actors to reflect on the very nature of acting, and to adapt as social, technological, and scientific developments change the horizons of possibility on the stage.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.