Past Graduate Programs

Past Programs

Friday, March 7, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
March 2014 Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students : Music and Travel, 1500 - 1700

In this workshop we will explore intersections between the history of music and the history of travel in early modern Europe. Incorporating discussion sessions with examination of rare sources in the Newberry collection, we will consider how the application of “travel,” as a category of analysis, enhances our understanding of music history from 1500 to 1700.

Friday, February 14, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
February 2014 Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students : Early Modernity in Global Perspective

Although the term “early modern” first came to be used in the context of European history, scholars working in other world regions have increasingly come to use the term to describe processes taking place in other parts of the world, from roughly 1350-1800, related to those also playing out in Europe during the same time frame.

Friday, January 31, 2014 to Saturday, February 1, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
January 2014 Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students : French Pamphlets at the Newberry: The Formation of the Concept of "Revolution" and Revolutionary Ideology

See the director’s web page: Dale Van Kley, Ohio State University

Download a printable PDF flyer to post and distribute.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2014 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for graduate students to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Friday, September 27, 2013 to Friday, December 6, 2013
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2013 Dissertation Seminar for Literary Scholars

This seminar aims to create a broad-based community of graduate students at the beginning stages of work on their dissertations in early modern literature.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Renaissance Graduate Programs
April 2013 Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students : Don Quixote and Theory, Renaissance and Contemporary

This workshop will focus on approaches to Don Quixote and implications for the study of narrative in general.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Renaissance Graduate Programs
March 2013 Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students : Johannes de Sacro Bosco’s De Sphaera, from the Thirteenth through the Seventeenth Centuries

Enrollment deadline: February 22, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Saturday, January 26, 2013
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Friday, September 28, 2012
Renaissance Graduate Programs
September 2012 Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students : Reading the Early Modern Anglo-Muslim Archive: The Poetics and Politics of Cultural Translation

Reading the Early Modern Anglo-Muslim Archive: The Poetics and Politics of Cultural Translation

Friday, September 14, 2012 to Friday, November 16, 2012
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2012 Dissertation Seminar for Historians

This special seminar is devoted to creating a broad-based community of graduate students who are at the beginning stages of working on their dissertations in medieval or Renaissance history. Students working in any geographical area are eligible. The goal will be to provide comments and criticisms from a larger group of specialists than would be available on any single campus.

Friday, February 24, 2012
Renaissance Graduate Programs
February 2012 Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students : The Psalms in Public and in Private

The Psalms in Public and in Private

Thursday, January 26, 2012 to Saturday, January 28, 2012
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The annual Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 to Saturday, January 29, 2011
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2011 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

See the complete program and the online Selected Conference Proceedings publication.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 to Saturday, January 23, 2010
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2010 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The 2010 conference featured a keynote address by Jean Howard of Columbia University.

See the complete program and the online Selected Conference Proceedings publication.

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Friday, January 23, 2009
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2009 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Education: Forming and Deforming the Premodern Mind

Friday, January 25, 2008
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2008 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Mapping the Premodern

Friday, June 8, 2007
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2007 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

See also the online Selected Conference Proceedings publication.

Panel 1: Unstable Self

Chair: Vickie Larsen, University of Iowa

Widow of Fortune: Vittoria della Tolfa, Sixteenth-Century Patron of Architecture
Christina Weber, McGill University

Friday, June 9, 2006 to Saturday, June 10, 2006
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2006 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Friday, June 9

Panel 1: Contextual Experience in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Jane K. Wickersham, Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library

Friday, June 10, 2005 to Saturday, June 11, 2005
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2005 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Friday, June 10

Session 1: Representations of Ideals: From the Material to the Immaterial

Chair: Sif Rikhardsdottir, Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, June 11, 2004 to Saturday, June 12, 2004
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2004 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Friday, June 11

Session 1: Voices from the Courtroom: Interpreting the Early Modern Witchcraft Trial

Chair: Frances Mitilineos, Loyola University Chicago

Friday, June 13, 2003 to Saturday, June 14, 2003
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2003 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Friday, June 13

Session 1

Chair: Megan Geigner, Illinois State University

Going Ganymede: Ben Johnson’s Sejanus, Epicoene and Sexual Ambiguity
Tara Hayes, Wayne State University

Friday, June 7, 2002 to Saturday, June 8, 2002
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2002 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Friday, June 7

Session 1: Rethinking Classical and Renaissance Gender Roles

Chair: Lea Guenther, Northwestern University

Transgressing Boundaries: the Witch and the Indian Woman in Early Modern England
Amy L. Murre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday, June 7, 2001 to Friday, June 8, 2001
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2001 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, June 7

Session 1: Intersections of Sacred and Profane

Chair: Stephanie Witham, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Jewish Woman: Power and Relationship in Medieval England
Frances Howard Mitilineos, Loyola University Chicago

Friday, June 9, 2000 to Saturday, June 10, 2000
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2000 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Friday, June 9

Session 1: Reading and Reception

Chair: Jim Benedict, Washington University in Saint Louis

Creative Reading: Indexing as Interpretation in Seventeenth-Century England
Nathanial Smith, Indiana University

Friday, June 12, 1998 to Saturday, June 13, 1998
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1998 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 14, 1996 to Saturday, June 15, 1996
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1996 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 9, 1995 to Saturday, June 10, 1995
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1995 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 10, 1994 to Saturday, June 11, 1994
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1994 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 11, 1993 to Saturday, June 12, 1993
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1993 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 12, 1992 to Saturday, June 13, 1992
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1992 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 14, 1991 to Saturday, June 15, 1991
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1991 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 8, 1990 to Saturday, June 9, 1990
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1990 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 9, 1989 to Saturday, June 10, 1989
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1989 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 10, 1988 to Saturday, June 11, 1988
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1988 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 19, 1987 to Saturday, June 20, 1987
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1987 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, January 10, 1986 to Saturday, January 11, 1986
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1986 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 14, 1985 to Saturday, June 15, 1985
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1985 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

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Friday, June 15, 1984 to Saturday, June 16, 1984
Renaissance Graduate Programs
1984 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized and run by graduate students, the Center for Renaissance Studies graduate student conference is interdisciplinary in scope; papers were invited in any area of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Programs.