History of the Book Programs | Newberry

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, March 3, 2022
History of the Book Program
Wing Foundation Lecture on the History of the Book
In-person event - registration opens February 1, 2022
In this free public lecture, Claire Bourne illuminates how typographic decision-making—from typefaces to page design—has shaped how we read and engage with Shakespeare.