9 am - 5 pm
In this workshop we will explore intersections between the history of music and the history of travel in early modern Europe. Incorporating discussion sessions with examination of rare sources in the Newberry collection, we will consider how the application of “travel,” as a category of analysis, enhances our understanding of music history from 1500 to 1700. At the same time, the workshop will engage with the rapidly expanding field of the cultural history of travel by drawing attention to a topic—music—not usually considered by specialists in travel studies.
Learn more about the director: Carla Zecher, Director, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, and Newberry Curator of Music.
8:30: Coffee and introductions
9 - 11:15: Workshop session 1
11:15 - 12: Obtain Newberry reader cards; library tour and orientation
12 - 1:30: Lunch break
1:30 - 2:30: Workshop session 2
2:40 - 3:40: Session with Newberry rare books
3:50 - 5: Workshop session 3 and concluding discussion
(note that the building closes at 5:15 on Fridays)
We encourage participants to plan to return to the Newberry the following Saturday morning, or arrive a day early (or both!) to explore Newberry materials on their own in the Reading Rooms (open 9 am - 5 pm Thursdays and Fridays and 9 am - 1 pm on Saturdays).
Eligibility: This workshop is open to graduate students in a terminal master’s program and those who have not yet completed comprehensive exams in a PhD program, with priority for students from Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium member institutions.
Students with concentrations in music, literature, history, art history, and other disciplines who have an interest in music, travel narratives, and/or the history of travel are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited.
Prerequisites: No language prerequisites.
Travel funding: 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.