2016 Consortium Representative Council Meeting | Newberry

2016 Consortium Representative Council Meeting

John R. Smith, Hand-tinted engraving, 1770. Newberry Case V 181 .239.

John R. Smith, Hand-tinted engraving, 1770.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Coffee at 12 noon, lunch at 12:30, business meeting 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Towner Fellows Lounge

By invitation only
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs

Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions.

As part of the citywide Shakespeare Chicago 400 events, the Newberry’s major exhibition, Creating Shakespeare, will be on display September 23 through December 31, 2016. We invite representatives who can arrive early to attend the performance of 50-Minute Hamlet at 10 am, and/or to take part in a special curator-led tour of the exhibition at 9:15 or 11:30 am.


  • Introductions
  • Chris Fletcher, Mellon Major Projects Fellow, will discuss the library’s plans for an exhibition and series of related programs on the topic of “Religious Change, 1450-1700,” to take place during the 2017-18 academic year
  • Lia Markey, the new Director, will introduce herself and present some of her ideas for the future of the Center
  • Discussion: the Center’s status as an affiliate of several scholarly associations; future programming for graduate students; open discussion
  • Karen Christianson, now the Newberry’s Director of Public Engagement, will go over Center and other programs for the upcoming year
  • Announcements

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Cost and Registration Information 

By invitation only