10-Week Seminars | Newberry

10-Week Seminars

Jacques LeGrand, Le livre de bonnes moeurs, before 1478. Vault Case MS 55.5

Jacques LeGrand, Le livre de bonnes moeurs, before 1478. Vault Case MS 55.5

Seminars are taught by consortium scholars in their fields of specialization. Participants interact with fellow students from a variety of institutions and disciplines, while gaining a firsthand introduction to the Newberry’s holdings of manuscripts and printed works in its areas of strength.

Students may take these ten-week seminars on a not-for-credit basis or arrange to earn credit at their home campuses. When space permits, consortium faculty members are encouraged to audit Newberry seminars, and graduate students from non-consortium schools may also enroll.

Note: Graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium member universities may be eligible to apply for Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants 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.

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Past 10-Week Seminars

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, January 16, 2020Thursday, April 2, 2020
Renaissance Graduate Programs
This seminar examines early modern European modes of knowledge-production by zeroing in on the idea of the “elemental.” From geometry to medicine and alchemy, almanacs and handbooks of prognostication to natural history (including colonial natural history), the Newberry’s collection includes books that deploy the notion of an “element” (and the “elemental” or even the “elementary”) in many diff