Since 1981, the Center for Renaissance Studies has hosted multiple workshops, seminars, and institutes on interdisciplinary themes in the early modern period, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Notable past NEH programs include a series of workshops on Bibliography and Interdisciplinary Research and another series on Gender Studies in the early modern period.
From 2001 to the present the Center for Renaissance Studies has hosted several NEH-funded summer programs. Led by experts in fields such as history, music, and literature, these programs bring college and university instructors from across the nation together for lectures and discussions that address the intersection of major themes and topics in early modern studies in Europe and the Americas. Past programs have looked at the connections between revolution and identity, between travel writing and religion, and between music books and the social history of performance. The programs also provide the participants with an opportunity to engage with the rare source materials available in the Newberry’s collections.
There are currently no upcoming NEH-funded programs sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies.