9 am to 3:30 pm
Call for Speakers
Deadline for proposals: May 15
February 2015 will see the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, arguably the greatest printer of his age, and certainly the one whose name is best known. The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies will mark the occasion with a day-long public symposium on Saturday, February 7.
The symposium aims to bring the fruits of recent printing-history research to a broad Chicago public. Brian Richardson, of the University of Leeds, will deliver a keynote address on Venetian culture and printing, for which he has announced a working title, “Venetian Printing in the Early Cinquecento and the Impact of Aldus Manutius.”
We invite proposals for 20-minute talks on topics related to the history and culture of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century European printing, from faculty members and postdoctoral scholars affiliated with Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Ideally the talks would present research in progress and be presented in terms understandable to a well-educated general public.
If you have such a talk to offer, please send a one-page abstract and a two-page CV as email attachments, by May 15, to:
Associate Director, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
Download a printable PDF Call for Speakers flyer.
8:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast
9 – 10:30 am: Session 1
10:30 – 11 am: Break
11 am – 12:30 pm: Keynote address and discussion
“Venetian Printing in the Early Cinquecento and the Impact of Aldus Manutius”
12:30 – 2 pm: Lunch break
2 – 3:30 pm: Session 2 and concluding discussion
This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.
Complete an online registration form. Registrations will be processed through 10 am Friday, February 6.
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.