Two participants from our 2022 Summer Paleography Institute examine a manuscript from the Newberry collections.

Research and Programming

If your university is a member of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, you may be eligible for funding to undertake research or take part in a variety of programs at the Newberry and the Folger Shakespeare Institute.

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Consortium members may bring classes to the Newberry for free tours, orientations, and hands-on sessions with library collections, or arrange a virtual class visit. Center for Renaissance Studies staff lead these sessions and tailor the instruction to your class's needs and interests.

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University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Karin Friedrich, History

University of Akron, Akron, OH
Hillary Nunn, English

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Kevin Gosner, History

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Ayanna Thompson, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and English
Geoffrey Way, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Daniela D’Eugenio, World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Joshua Byron Smith, English

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Gina Bloom, English

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Justin Steinberg, Romance Languages and Literatures

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Lori Anne Ferrell, English and History

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Kathleen Long, French
Rayna Kalas, English, English

DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Glen Carman, Spanish

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Benjamin Reiss, English
Walter S. Melion, Art History

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Stephanie Leitch, Art History

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Lisa Freeman, English (on leave 2022-2023)
Ellen McClure, French and Francophone Studies, interim
Mary Beth Rose, Honorary Fellow, Center for Renaissance Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Elenora Stoppino, Italian and Medieval Studies

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Susan Kim, English

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Penelope Anderson, English Literature

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Glenn Ehrstine, German

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Patricia Manning, Spanish
Brent Metz, Anthropology

Kent State University, Kent, OH
Matthew Crawford, History

University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kevin Curran, English

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Andrew Rabin, English

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Theresa Gross-Diaz, History

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Lezlie Knox, History
Albert J. Rivero, English

Miami University, Oxford, OH
James Bromley, English

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrique García Santo-Tomás, Spanish

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Stephen Deng, English
Anthony Grubbs, Romance and Classical Languages

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Juliette Cherbuliez, Italian and the Center for Premodern Studies (on leave 2022-2023)
Amit Yahav, English and the Center for Premodern Studies, interim

University of Mississippi, University, MS
Marc Lerner, History

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Rabia Gregory, Classics, Archaeology, and Religion

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Carole Levin, History
Julia Schleck, English

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Hassan Melehy, French
Jessica Wolfe, English

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Timothy Crowley, English

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Linda Austern, Musicology

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Margaret Meserve, History

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Cristina González, Art History

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Eva Del Soldato, Romance Languages and Italian Studies, Center for Italian Studies
Mauro Calcagno, Music

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Elizabeth Archibald, History

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Michael Johnston, English
Silvia Mitchell, History

Queen Mary, University of London, London, England
Joad Raymond, Renaissance Studies/English

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Claire Gilbert, History

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Edwardsville, IL
Ryan Netzley, English, Carbondale
Carole Collier Frick, Historical Studies, Edwardsville

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Gregor Kalas, Architecture and Design

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Cory Reed, Spanish & Portuguese

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Michael P. Kuczynski, English

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Elsa Filosa, Italian Luis López González, Spanish Jessie Hock, English

University of Warwick, Coventry, England
David Lines, Italian Studies

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Michael Giordano, Romance Languages and Literatures
Jaime Goodrich, English

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Robert Berkhofer, Medieval Institute

University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Mary Helen McMurran, English

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Elizabeth Lapina, History
Daniel Kapust, Political Science John Tedeschi, Honorary Fellow, Center for Renaissance Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Tanya Tiffany, Art History

The Center for Renaissance Studies and the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library collaborate to serve members of each institution's consortium.

For Members of the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium

You may be eligible for funding to travel to the Folger for programs or research. First, apply to the Folger for a program or research opportunity. Next, contact your consortium representative to apply for funding. Each consortium member institution has their own requirements, procedures, and deadlines for these applications.

For Members of the Folger Institute

Folger Consortium members receive priority in selection for Newberry programs. If your institution is a member for the Folger Consortium but not the Center for Renaissance Consortium, please indicate your membership status when you apply for a program.

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Center for Renaissance Studies Staff

Lia Markey, Director


Christopher Fletcher, Assistant Director


Rebecca Fall, Program Manager