Center for Renaissance Studies
The Center for Renaissance Studies promotes the use of the Newberry collection by graduate students and postgraduate scholars in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (ca. 1300 – ca. 1750), making available programs that may not be feasible for individual institutions to mount alone.
Founded in 1979, the center works with an international consortium of universities in North America and Europe. 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.
Interested researchers should consult the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies core collection details for an introduction to navigating the Newberry’s extensive Renaissance and early modern collections.
Funding for the center is provided in part by the Bernard P. McElroy Fund in Renaissance Studies.
News and announcements
- Georg Rem’s personal copy of Emblematica Politica,detailing the lost art of Nürnberg Town Hall, is discovered at the Newberry by Newberry fellow Mara Wade. View the blog post.
- The Newberry has embarked on a CLIR-funded project to digitize 30,000 French political pamphlets published between 1780 and 1810. More than 1,400 are already available on the Internet Archive, and more will appear as they are processed.
- The five-year Gannon Initiative is making the Newberry one of the nation’s premier centers for research on early modern religion, individually cataloging nearly 6,000 items in our collections.
Contact the Center Staff for more information.