Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

The World in Books: 1100-1800

—Undergraduate Seminar

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This 10-week course will use the multidisciplinary field of book history to explore how medieval and early modern people used different media-theological texts, maps, letters, travel narratives, reference works, literature, and more- to make sense of a changing world. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive workshops with faculty from CRS consortium institutions, participants will learn how book history can illuminate the ways in which premodern people used religion, science, art, and technology to grapple with new economic, intellectual, and cultural challenges in a rapidly-expanding global community.

Guest Speakers

Brandi K. Adams (Arizona State University)
Claudia Brittenham (University of Chicago)
Giancarlo Casale (University of Minnesota)
Jill Gage (Newberry Library)
Kevin Gosner (University of Arizona)
Elizabeth Hebbard (Indiana University)
Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Newberry Library)
Julia Schleck (University of Nebraska)
Michael Suarez, SJ (University of Virginia)
David Weimer (Newberry Library)

Application Information

This seminar is free and open to all undergraduates, but space is limited. Preference will be given to applicants from CRS Consortium Institutions. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 11:59:59 pm Central Time.

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Arte de las tres lenguas kakchiquel, quiché y tzutuhil. Guatemala, c. 1700-1703. (VAULT Ayer MS 1515)

Theodor de Bry, ed., Neundter vnd letzter Theil Americae.... Frankfurt am Main: Theodor de Bry, 1601. (VAULT Ayer 110 .B9 1597c v. 9)

Peter Apian, Cosmographicus liber. Antwerp, 1529. (VAULT Ayer 7 .A7 1529)

Le miroir de humaine salvation. Flanders, ca. 1455. (VAULT Case MS 40)