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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, December 16, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
It is Christmas night at the Windmill Inn, Shakespeare’s favorite pub in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While the Bard quaffs his favorite beverage at his usual table, he encounters a series of visitors, each with an unrealized dream and unanswered questions.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night: it’s sprightly waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible: a getter of more bastard children than war’s a destroyer of men.”
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“Never were finer snares for womens’ honesties Than are devis’d in these days; no spider’s web’s Made of a daintier thread, than are now practis’d To catch love’s flesh-fly by the silver wing”
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“ ‘I can see he’s not in your good books,’ said the messenger. ‘No, and if he were I would burn my library.’” A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Peter Garino.