2014 Consortium Representative Council Meeting

Ptolemy, Cosmographia, World Map, 1482, Newberry Ayer 6 .P9 1482a.

Ptolemy, Cosmographia, World Map, 1482, Newberry Ayer 6 .P9 1482a. Click image to enlarge.

Early modern maps session

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lunch at noon. Business meeting 1 to 3 pm.

Towner Fellows Lounge

By invitation only
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs

Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions.

Optional session: Friday, September 19

2:30 - 4:30 pm: Session on early modern maps

For representative council members who arrive early, we have arranged a special hands-on session led by James Akerman, Newberry Curator of Maps and director of the Smith Center for the History of Cartography. Jim will bring out and discuss some of the most intriguing of the more than half a million historic maps in the Newberry collection (learn more about the Newberry’s Maps, Travel, and Exploration collection).

Representative Council meeting: Saturday, September 20

11:30 am: Coffee available for early arrivals

Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

1 - 3 pm: Business meetingIntroductions

Discussion points

  • Introductions
  • Director’s report on the Advisory Committee meeting of September 12
  • Progress report on the Center’s current Mellon-funded project to create online tools for studying early modern paleography
  • Overview of upcoming programs
  • Announcements

Questions? Contact renaissance@newberry.org.

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.

Cost and Registration Information