History of the Book Programs

Christophe de Savigny, Tableaux: Accomplis de tous les arts liberaux, 1587

Christophe de Savigny, Tableaux: Accomplis de tous les arts liberaux, 1587, Wing ZP 539 .G74104

The Center for Renaissance Studies has hosted an array of History of the Book programs—lecture series, workshops, symposia, and conferences—since the 1990s. These programs provide a forum for recent scholarship on the production and use of books as objects within medieval, Renaissance, and early modern culture, encompassing a wide variety of academic disciplines and theoretical approaches.

All sessions are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.

Learn more about the Newberry’s History of the Book collections.

Past History of the Book Programs

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, October 29, 2015Friday, October 30, 2015
History of the Book Program
Please register to attend by 10 am Friday, October 29
This two-part symposium consists of two lectures at Northwestern University on Thursday, followed by a day-long History of the Book program at the Newberry Library on Friday. The events are designed to encourage participation by a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public.