Past Renaissance Programs — Other Seminars, Lectures, Symposia, Conferences, and Summer Programs

Past Programs

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: All’s Well That Ends Well

“T were all one
That I should love a bright particular star
And think to wed it, he is so above me”

Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium on Rethinking the State Trials: The Politics of Justice in Later Stuart England

State trials were the quintessential media events of later Stuart England. The more important of these trials attracted vast public attention, serving as pivot points in the relationship between the governors and the governed.

Friday, February 28, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
At the Intersection of Medieval History and the Social Sciences : A Symposium Honoring Barbara H. Rosenwein

Barbara H. Rosenwein has been an animating presence in the Chicago medieval studies community for more than four decades.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

“Were man but constant, he were perfect.”

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Thomas Heywood’s The Fair Maid of the West

“Oh that I had the power to make Time lame,
To stay the stars, or make the moon stand still,
That future day might never stay haste thy flight.”

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Merchant of Venice

“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.”

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Saturday, September 21, 2013
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Conference on Union and Disunion : Comparing Political Unions in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World, 1350-1801

The study of political union in the late medieval and early modern periods is too often carried out within a conceptual framework derived from models of national statebuilding, in which the unitary nation state is seen as the goal of political development and individual unions are studied in isolation.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Reign of King Edward III : By William Shakespeare and Thomas Kyd

“But that your lips were sacred, my lord/You would profane the holy name of love.”

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Early Modern Religious: Comparative Contexts

In the last thirty years, the study of early modern religious, especially women, has flourished. No longer reserved to historians of religion and spirituality, the field attracts scholars in multiple disciplines: women’s and gender studies, literature, history of art and music, social history, etc.—so much so, in fact, that we lose sight of its full interdisciplinary potential.

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Twelfth Night

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

Friday, February 22, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Howard Mayer Brown Memorial Lecture: Jessie Ann Owens : Diuerse lingue: Thomas Morley and the Problem of National Language in Renaissance Music

Diuerse lingue: Thomas Morley and the Problem of National Language in Renaissance Music

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Illinois Medieval Association annual meeting : Piety, Ritual, and Heresy: The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, will take place at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: A Woman Killed with Kindness

“Oh God, Oh God! That it were possible to undo things done; to call back yesterday!”

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Othello, the Moor of Venice

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”

Friday, October 19, 2012
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Symposium on the English and Dutch in the Early Modern World

This symposium will bring together scholars interested in topics related to Anglo-Dutch relations; English and Dutch colonial efforts; or Native and Indigenous studies as inflected by English and Dutch colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Piero Boitani : The Poetry of the Stars, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

The Poetry of the Stars, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project: Troilus and Cressida

A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Barbara Zahora. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project: Taming of the Shrew

A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project: The Duchess of Malfi

A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Roundtable: Perspectives on the War of 1812 from the Collections of the Newberry Library

1812 proved a momentous year. In Europe, Great Britain battled the French armies of Napoleon, who also launched his ill-fated invasion of Russia that year. Ramifications of this conflict sparked the War of 1812, pitting the United States against Britain and against an American Indian alliance that hoped to block American expansion into the Northwest Territories.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Richard II by William Shakespeare

Richard II
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Garino

Friday, October 14, 2011
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium and Workshop on States of Early Modernity

With the resurgence of interest in the history of sovereignty, the study of the early modern period has gained a new resonance in contemporary critical and political debates.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
Other Renaissance Programs
Devotion, Discipline, Reform: Sources for the Study of Religion, 1450-1640

A Conference in Honor of Sister Ann Ida Gannon, BVM

Friday, February 25, 2011
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Symposium on Mechanisms of Exchange

Transmission, Scale, and Interaction in the Arts and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean, 1000 to 1500
Organized by Heather E. Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Alicia Walker, Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, October 29, 2010
Other Renaissance Programs
Lecture in Medieval History: Barbara Hanawalt

Rebellion and Submission in Late Medieval London
Barbara Hanawalt, Ohio State University, emerita

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Milton Seminar
John Milton's Paradise Lost

A Staged Reading

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Milton Seminar
Milton Mini-Conference

A (Belated) Celebration of Milton’s 400th Birthday

John Milton’s Life
Stephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium on Disease and Disability in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Session 1: Disability in the Middle Ages

Chair: Sandra Sufian, University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, September 25, 2009
Other Renaissance Programs
Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration, 1979-2009

The Center for Renaissance Studies was established in 1979 as a consortium of five Chicago-area universities, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.Thirty years later the consortium has grown to fifty member institutions.

Friday, March 6, 2009
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Symposium

Shakespeare and the History of Philosophy

Saturday, February 28, 2009
Other Renaissance Programs
Montaigne Symposium

Montaigne-Shakespeare: Biographical and Editorial Crossroads

Thursday, September 25, 2008 to Saturday, September 27, 2008
Other Renaissance Programs
New Worlds, New Publics Conference

Re(con)figuring Association and the Impact of European Expansion, 1500-1700

Thursday, March 27, 2008
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Jonathan Sawday

Calculating Engines: Minds, Bodies, Sex, and Machines on the Eve of the Enlightenment
Jonathan Sawday, University of Strathclyde (currently at Saint Louis University)

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Friday, February 8, 2008
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium on Early Modern Globalization

Hybridity, mimickry, negotiation, Orientalism, alterity, and the “middleground,” are only a handful of concepts that have redefined the terrain of cultural studies. Building upon this theoretical legacy, this symposium challenged participants to reassess familiar concepts such as the nation-state and to question existing interpretive models.

Friday, March 30, 2007
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium on Premodern Race and Sexuality

Sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University

Welcome

Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbilt University
Holly Tucker, Vanderbilt University

Saturday, March 17, 2007
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium on Trading Italian Culture

The Merchant of Venice and the Venice of Merchants

Session 1: The Venice of Merchants 

Thursday, March 2, 2006 to Saturday, March 4, 2006
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Conference on Early American Cartographies

This cross-disciplinary conference investigated the enduring significance of space and place in scholarship of the early Americas against the backdrop of the Newberry Library’s world-class cartographic holdings.

Friday, March 11, 2005 to Saturday, March 12, 2005
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Redefining the National Interest

Conference on Political Economy and State Formation in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1750

Sponsored by the University of Aberdeen, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, through Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium funding, and the Research Institute for Irish & Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

Friday, October 22, 2004
Other Renaissance Programs
Lecture in Medieval History: Caroline Walker Bynum

The Cult of Christ’s Blood in the 15th Century: The Case of Wilsnack
Caroline Walker Bynum, Princeton University

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Friday, June 4, 2004
Other Renaissance Programs
Excavating the Medieval Book

A Symposium in Honor of Sandra Hindman

This event celebrated the career of Sandra Hindman and the publication of Excavating the Medieval Image: Manuscripts, Artists, Audiences - Essays in Honor of Sandra Hindman, ed. David Areford and Nina Rowe (Ashgate Press, 2004)

Friday, April 30, 2004 to Saturday, May 1, 2004
Other Renaissance Programs
In Comparable Americas: Colonial Studies after the Hemispheric Turn

This symposium aimed to provide a forum for scholars from a variety of fields to reflect critically on the benefits as well as the costs of comparative work, a discussion that has been surprisingly absent from the current drive for more hemispheric and inclusive approaches to the colonial Americas under the rubric of American Studies or Atlantic Studies.

Friday, December 5, 2003 to Saturday, December 6, 2003
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on the English and the Others

The England of Elizabeth was a time of great cultural development as England sought to find its national identity in a radically changing world. In a time known for explorations, expanded trade, and brilliant literature, at the margins of society lived those who were left out of England’s prosperous white Protestant identity.

Thursday, November 13, 2003 to Saturday, November 15, 2003
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Conference on Crossing the Channel

Cultural, Political, and Historical Connections between Spain and England, 1554-1604

Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Allan Macinnes

American Colonies, Scottish Entrepeneurs, and British State Formation, 1603-1707
Allan Macinnes, University of Aberdeen (currently at the University of Strathclyde

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Thursday, January 30, 2003
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Carlo Ginzburg

Distance and Memory: American Scenes on a Silver Beaker, Antwerp, c. 1530
Carlo Ginzburg, University of California, Los Angeles

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Friday, October 11, 2002 to Saturday, October 12, 2002
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Catholic Culture in Early Modern England

Sponsored by Wayne State University, Miami University, and Kent State University, with additional support from Ohio State University; and organized by Ronald Corthell, Kent State University; Frances E. Dolan, Miami University; Christopher Haley, Ohio State University; and Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002 to Saturday, September 14, 2002
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference: Les Secrets: D’un principe philosophique à un genre littéraire

Responsabilite scientifique: Dominique de Courcelles, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CERPHl-ENS Lyon.Co-organisateurs: Marcel Tetel, Emeritus, Duke University; Paul Saenger et Carla Zecher, Newberry Library.

Friday, April 19, 2002 to Saturday, April 20, 2002
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Peru in Black and White and in Color

The Unique Texts and Images in the Colonial Andean Manuscripts of Martin de Murúa and Guaman Poma de Ayala

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago, and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies and D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History.

Friday, April 5, 2002 to Sunday, April 7, 2002
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on the Courtesan's Arts

This conference was made possible through major funding by the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago, and co-sponsorsed by the Adelyn Russell Bogert Fund of the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Committee on South Asian Studies, the Department of Music, the Humanities Division, and the Weiss Brown Fund, all of the University of Chicago; and the Newberry Center for Renaissance

Thursday, February 21, 2002 to Sunday, February 24, 2002
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Conference on Music, Myth, and Magic in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World

Sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, The Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festival, the Northwestern University School of Music, and the Northwestern University Program in the Study of Imagination. The Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festivals have been made possible through the generous support of Northwestern alumni Ruth Dunbar Davee and her late husband, Ken M.

Monday, October 1, 2001
Other Renaissance Programs
2001-2002 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Bloody Good: The Chivalric Heritage of the Great War

Workshop: Heroic Masculinity, Gender, and the Reconceptualization of Chivalry

Allen J. Frantzen, Loyola University Chicago

Monday, June 18, 2001 to Friday, July 13, 2001
Other Renaissance Programs
2001 Summer Institute in the Italian Archival Sciences

Directed by Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2001
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Richard P. Saller

Ancient Lives: Arnaldo Momigliano and the Genre of Biography in Greece and Rome
Richard P. Saller, University of Chicago (currently at Stanford University)

Thursday, March 8, 2001 to Saturday, March 10, 2001
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on the Book in the Age of Theater

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago; the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies; the Humanities Visiting Committee Fund of the Franke Institute for the Humanities; the Gertrude and Meyer Kestenbaum Cultural Activities Fund of the Humanities Division; the Chicago  Group on Modern

Thursday, February 22, 2001 to Saturday, February 24, 2001
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Conference on Indian-French Encounters in New France

The colony of New France began with settlements in the St. Lawrence valley in present-day Quebec, then spread to the Upper Midwest, including Illinois. As a French colony, New France was administratively unified. As a region, however, it was far from demographically and culturally homogenous.

Friday, February 2, 2001
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2000-2001 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Sappho on the Arno: A Literary Portrait of Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati

Workshop: How Shall We Restore the Ladies to Mainstream Literary History? Documents from the Battiferra File

Victoria Kirkham, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, November 10, 2000
Other Renaissance Programs
2000-2001 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Menstruation and Monstrous Births: Women’s Blood and Medieval Fictions

Workshop: The History of Gender: Pleasures, Passions, and Pedagogy

Led by Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan

Friday, September 22, 2000 to Saturday, September 23, 2000
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Aristotle, Literature, Renaissance

Sponsored by the University of Chicago; and by the Department of French and Italian, the Anonymous Fund, the Institute of Research in the Humanities, and the Humanities Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Friday, September 22, at the Newberry Library

Friday, April 28, 2000
Other Renaissance Programs
1999-2000 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Roundtable Discussion: Women and Religion

Friday, April 21, 2000
Special Lecture: Darwin Smith

The Life of Magister Arnulphusalias Arnoul Greban, Arnolfo Giliardi, and , perhaps, Arnolfo de San GillenoTheologian, Singer, Organist, Composer, and Pedagogue
Darwin Smith,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Friday, March 3, 2000
Other Renaissance Programs
1999-2000 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Bewitching the President: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Power in Late-17th-Century Guatemala

Workshop: Identifying Women’s Cultural Networks through Inquisition Records

Martha Few, University of Miami (now at University of Arizona)

Friday, January 28, 2000
Other Renaissance Programs
1999-2000 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Women and the Law in Late Medieval Europe

Maria Teresa Guerra Medici, University of Rome, now at Università degli Studi di Camerino

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Friday, November 12, 1999
Other Renaissance Programs
1999-2000 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Prostitutes, Celebrity, and Print Culture in Renaissance Venice: The Case of Tullia d’Aragona
Diana Robin, University of New Mexico, now emerita

Friday, October 15, 1999 to Saturday, October 16, 1999
Other Renaissance Programs
Sahagún Quincentennial Conference: Spain and America, 1499-1999

Sponsored by the Academy of American Franciscan Historians, the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Franke Institute for the Humanities, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago.

Saturday, October 2, 1999
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Dominique de Courcelles

Seville, 1540, to Paris, 1552: de la ‘Silva de varia leccion’ de Pedra Mexia aux ‘Diverse lecons de Pierre messie’ par Claude Gruget
Dominique de Courcelles, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Ecole Nationale des Chartes

Friday, October 1, 1999
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Special Lecture: Dominique de Courcelles
Friday, September 24, 1999
Other Renaissance Programs
1999-2000 Workshops and Lectures in Gender Studies

Lecture: Literally Old Maids: Singlewomen and the Life-Cycle in Early Modern England

Workshop: How to Identify Never-Married Women in Records of the Past

Amy Froide, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (now at University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Friday, November 13, 1998
Other Renaissance Programs
Special Lecture: Michel Zink

Un amour ambigu: l’amour naturel de Guillaume de Saint-Thierry aux derniers troubadours
Michel Zink, College de France

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Tuesday, July 7, 1998 to Friday, July 31, 1998
Other Renaissance Programs
1998 Summer Institute in the Archival Sciences: Latin Paleography and Codicology

Directed by Timothy Graham, Western Michigan University (now at University of New Mexico).

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Friday, May 15, 1998 to Saturday, May 16, 1998
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Emblematics

Sponsored by Wayne State University, and organized by Michael Giordano, Wayne State University.

Friday, May 15

Welcome

Michael Giordano, Wayne State University

Session 1

Friday, March 6, 1998 to Saturday, March 7, 1998
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Pollution and Prohibition in Medieval Europe

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago and organized by Peggy McCracken, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of Michigan)

Friday, March 6

Welcome and introducton

Monday, April 28, 1997 to Saturday, May 3, 1997
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Gender and Institutions

The Family, Property, and the State

Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Monday, March 10, 1997 to Saturday, March 15, 1997
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Genders and Sexualities

Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Thursday, January 16, 1997 to Thursday, February 20, 1997
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Seminar on The People in Command

Literature, Social Structure, and Nationhood in England, 1580-1780
Nigel Smith, University of Oxford

Monday, December 2, 1996 to Saturday, December 7, 1996
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Conference on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Friday, November 15, 1996 to Saturday, November 16, 1996
Other Renaissance Programs
Hamlet in Chicago: Performance and Workshops

Participants attended a Shakespeare Repertory production of Hamlet on Friday, November 15, then took part in a series of workshops at the Newberry Library the next day.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and organized by Michael Shapiro, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Monday, October 28, 1996 to Saturday, November 2, 1996
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Conference on Gender, the Economy, and the Law

Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Monday, May 13, 1996 to Saturday, May 18, 1996
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Gender and Religion

Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Monday, February 12, 1996 to Saturday, February 17, 1996
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Conference on Gender and Literacy

Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Friday, November 3, 1995 to Saturday, November 4, 1995
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Othello in Chicago: Performance and Workshops

Participants attended a Shakespeare Repertory production of Othello on Friday, November 3, then took part in a series of workshops at the Newberry Library the next day.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and organized by Michael Shapiro, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, October 27, 1995 to Saturday, October 28, 1995
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Montaigne in Print

This conference explored the complex reception of Montaigne in European and non-European cultures from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. It combined a focus on the conceptual aspects of his reception—how he has been interpreted and understood—with the material history of his reception—the ways in which his works have been printed, translated, edited, and excepted—since 1595.

Thursday, April 27, 1995 to Saturday, April 29, 1995
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Conference on Ferrara: Cultural Change from Boiardo to Tasso

In the context of the centenary anniversaries of the deaths of Boiardo (d. 1494) and Tasso (d. 1595), this conference considered the evolution of Ferrarese culture in the dramatic period between the late fifteenth and the end of the sixteenth centuries.

Friday, February 10, 1995 to Saturday, February 11, 1995
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Conference on Mémoires Secrets de Bachaumont

Publications of chronicles describing the lives of the rich and famous were a characteristic feature of the early modern period. This conference explored connections between high and low culture by focusing on a celebrated example, the Mémoires Secrets de Bachaumont.

Friday, March 4, 1994 to Saturday, March 5, 1994
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Conference on Constructing Medieval Sexuality

By acknowledging the alterity of medieval constructions of sexuality, scholars are beginning to redefine the way we read medieval culture. What connections exist between sexuality and other cultural practices? What specific ideologies inform medieval sexuality?

Monday, June 28, 1993 to Friday, August 6, 1993
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1993 Summer Institute in the Italian Archival Sciences

Directed by Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli.

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Saturday, May 1, 1993
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Symposium on Memory and the Arts

Focusing on the ramifications of theories of memory for literary theory and practice, art and architecture, historiography, philosophy, and the performing arts, this symposium offered new and diverse perspectives on future directions for studies of the ars memorandi in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Participants

Friday, October 16, 1992 to Saturday, October 17, 1992
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Conference on Reason, Reasoning, and Literature in the Renaissance

This conference sought to examine the prominent place of reason, or rational argumentation, in the literature of early modern France and Italy. Topics covered the aesthetics of polemical writing; reasoning and the formation of subjectivities; resistance to the rhetoric of persuasian; and the rationality of literary pleasure.

Friday, April 24, 1992
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Symposium on Exploring the Newberry's Resources: Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This symposium provided both a broad overview of the Newberry Library Special Collections and a detailed exposition of the library’s strengths in medieval and Renaissance materials.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Introduction and welcome

Friday, November 22, 1991 to Saturday, November 23, 1991
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop on Music as a Cultural Institution in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

This continued a program initiated in 1988-89 with the goal of integrating music into teaching of other medieval and Renaissance subjects. Teams of faculty from diverse disciplines at selected consortium campuses collaborated to design on-campus symposia to demonstrate points of intersection or parallels between music and other disciplines in the medieval and early modern periods.

Saturday, November 9, 1991
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Workshop on Christine de Pisan and Michel de Montaigne

Rhetoric and Personal Expression in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

Friday, October 4, 1991 to Saturday, October 5, 1991
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Conference on Music and Narrative in Medieval Romance : The Poetics of Lyric Insertions

The romances with lyric insertions that first appeared in early thirteenth-century France immediately achieved widespread popularity. This interdisciplinary conference investigated conceptions governing their production and reception.

Monday, June 24, 1991 to Friday, August 2, 1991
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1991 Summer Institute in the French Archival Sciences
Friday, May 3, 1991 to Saturday, May 4, 1991
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A Workshop on Pedagogy and Research

Women and Gender in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Tuesday, March 19, 1991 to Tuesday, April 23, 1991
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Seminar: Jack Goody
Monday, July 9, 1990 to Friday, August 17, 1990
Other Renaissance Programs
1990 Summer Institute in the English Archival Sciences
Friday, March 9, 1990 to Saturday, March 10, 1990
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Conference on the Future of the Middle Ages: Medieval French Literature in the 1990s

This conference took the decade marking the end of the twentieth century as the context for examining the future of the study of medieval French literature. Participants discussed what the Middle Ages will look like from the perspective of the 1990s and what paradigms will influence criticism of medieval French literature as we move toward the twenty-first century.

Friday, February 2, 1990 to Saturday, February 3, 1990
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Symposium on Exploring the Newberry's Resources: Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This symposium was designed to provide both a broad overview of the Newberry Library Special Collections and a detailed exposition of some of the library’s strengths.

Friday, February 2

Friday, April 14, 1989 to Sunday, April 16, 1989
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on the Intellectual World of Seventeenth-Century France : Descartes in Context

This conference considered the background of late Renaissance humanism, scholasticism, and skepticism in which the thought of Descartes developed and changed. Speakers from the disciplines of history, philosophy, and literature explored the historical context of Descartes’ thought.

Tuesday, October 4, 1988
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Seminar: Thomas M. Greene

Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance
Thomas M. Greene, Yale University

Monday, June 27, 1988 to Friday, August 5, 1988
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1988 Summer Institute in the Italian Archival Sciences

Directed by Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli.

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Friday, May 13, 1988 to Saturday, May 14, 1988
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Conference on Mannerist Italy and Beyond: Debates in Honor of Eric Cochrane

This conference focused on issues and methodologies important to the late Eric Cochrane.

Tuesday, May 3, 1988 to Thursday, May 26, 1988
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Seminar: R. Howard Bloch

Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love
R. Howard Bloch, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

Tuesday, April 5, 1988 to Wednesday, April 6, 1988
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Workshop on Women's Bodies and Religious Practice in Late Medieval Europe

Caroline Walker Bynum, University of Washington (now at Columbia University)

Tuesday, April 5: The Theology of the Body in the Thirteenth Century

Tuesday, December 1, 1987 to Thursday, December 3, 1987
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Workshop on Lorenzetti and Renaissance Civic Philosophy

Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge (now at Queen Mary, University of London)

The focus of this workshop was the fourteenth-century fresco cycle known as the Buon Governo by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico.

Thursday, October 1, 1987 to Saturday, October 3, 1987
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Conference on Rethinking the Romance of the Rose

This conference focused on one of the key literary works of the late Middle Ages, the Romance of the Rose, from a variety of literary and art historical perspectives.

Monday, July 6, 1987 to Friday, August 14, 1987
Other Renaissance Programs
1987 Summer Institute: Theory and Practice of Sixteenth-Century Music

Directed by Howard Mayer Brown, University of Chicago; Benito Rivera, Indiana University (now emeritus); and Mary Springfels, Newberry Library (now emerita)....

Friday, April 17, 1987
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Lectures on the Seven Liberal Arts in the Renaissance: Grammar

Grammar
W. Keith Percival, University of Montana (currently at University of Kansas)

Wednesday, April 1, 1987 to Wednesday, June 10, 1987
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Seminar: Religious Experience and Thought in the Spanish Golden Age, 1500-1700

Audrey Lumsden Kouvel, University of Illinois at Chicago, now emerita

Friday, February 27, 1987
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Lectures on the Seven Liberal Arts in the Renaissance: Music
Friday, January 16, 1987 to Friday, May 1, 1987
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Seminar on the Seven Liberal Arts in the Renaissance

This eight-week seminar, led by David Wagner, Northern Illinois University, provided a general survey of the liberal arts during the Renaissance, asking specifically how the Renaissance tradition differs from those of the medieval and modern periods.

Monday, June 23, 1986 to Friday, August 1, 1986
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1986 Summer Institute in the Early Printed Book
Tuesday, May 20, 1986 to Thursday, May 29, 1986
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Seminar on Vendettas: Edward W. Muir

Anatomy of a Vendetta in Renaissance Italy
Edward W. Muir, Jr., Syracuse University (now at Northwestern University)

Monday, April 7, 1986
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop on Rembrandt: Svetlana Alpers

Rembrandt: A Master in the Studio
Svetlana Alpers, University of California, Berkeley

Session 1: Life in the Studio

Session 2: The Real Thing

Thursday, April 3, 1986 to Saturday, April 5, 1986
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on British Legal Manuscripts

This conference focused on the interaction between aspects of law and the humanities.

Sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University with support from the American Bar Foundation and the American Society for Legal History and organized by Sue Sheridan Walker, Northeastern Illinois University.

Thursday, April 4

Wednesday, February 12, 1986
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop on The Lure of the Bright Lights: The English Upper Classes and the City, 1600-1800

Directed by Mark Girouard

Tuesday, October 22, 1985
Other Renaissance Programs
Seminar: Carlo Ginzburg

Ritual Pillages in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Carlo Ginzburg, University of Bologna

Thursday, October 17, 1985 to Saturday, October 19, 1985
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on the Inquisition as Court and Bureaucracy

This conference considered the Inquisition from the perspectives of comparative legal and institutional history. A related exhibit, Faith, Law, and Dissent: The Inquisition in the Early Modern World was on display at the Newberry Library from October 7 to December 7, 1985.

Monday, June 17, 1985 to Friday, July 26, 1985
Other Renaissance Programs
1985 Summer Institute in the English Archival Sciences
Tuesday, April 2, 1985
Other Renaissance Programs
Seminar: Roger Chartier

Popular Print Culture in Early Modern Societies
Roger Chartier, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, now at the University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, March 19, 1985 to Wednesday, March 20, 1985
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop on the Formation and Dissolution of Marriage in England, 1660-1800

Directed by Lawrence Stone, Princeton University

Session 1, Tuesday, March 19: The Programs and the Documentation

Session 2, Wednesday, March 20: Money, Sex, and Murder—A Case Study and Its Meaning

Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Wednesday, January 9, 1985 to Thursday, January 10, 1985
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop on History as Decipherment: Romantic Historiography and the Discovery of the Other

Directed by Lionel Gossman, Princeton University (now emeritus)

Monday, June 18, 1984 to Friday, July 27, 1984
Other Renaissance Programs
1984 Summer Institute in the Hispanic and Hispanic-American Archival Sciences
Saturday, May 19, 1984
Other Renaissance Programs
Symposium on Bibliographical Sources for the Study of Renaissance Women Authors

This conference was held in conjunction with a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies during the 1983-84 academic year, that focused on methodology and training in the techniques needed to conduct research with original sources in Renaissance studies.

Thursday, May 3, 1984
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop: Poliziano, modèle, et source d’inspiration d’Erasme

Directed by Jean-Claude Margolin, University of Tours

This was one of a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies during the 1983-84 academic year, that focused on methodology and training in the techniques needed to conduct research with original sources in Renaissance studies.

Thursday, April 12, 1984 to Friday, April 13, 1984
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Rethinking the Languages of Criticism in the French Renaissance

This working conference was designed to assess the present state of French Renaissance literary studies.

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and organized by Marcel Tetel, Duke University.

Thursday, April 12

Thursday, March 29, 1984 to Saturday, March 31, 1984
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Harvest of the Middle Ages: Chivalry in Late Medieval and Renaissance Literature and the Arts

This conference centered around the question of how chivalry as an ideal could have exerted such influence on literature and the arts, long after it had disappeared as a social reality. All sessions were held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Thursday, March 15, 1984 to Tuesday, April 17, 1984
Other Renaissance Programs
Seminar: Rhetoric as Method in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Directed by Marc Fumaroli, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Session 1, March 15. Introduction to Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Rhetorical Culture

Tuesday, November 29, 1983 to Tuesday, December 6, 1983
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop: Discussions of Miracles from the Reformation to the Eighteenth Century

Directed by D. P. Walker, Warburg Institute, University of London, emeritus

Two workshops: November 29 and December 6

Thursday, November 10, 1983
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop: Describing the Decoration of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Directed by Lilian Randall, Curator of Manuscripts, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

This was one of a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies during the 1983-84 academic year, that focused on methodology and training in the techniques needed to conduct research with original sources in Renaissance studies.

Tuesday, October 18, 1983
Other Renaissance Programs
Workshop: Govert Basson, English Printer for the Arminian Cause at Leyden, 1612-1630

Directed by Theo Bögels, University of Leiden

This was one of a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies during the 1983-84 academic year, that focused on methodology and training in the techniques needed to conduct research with original sources in Renaissance studies.

Monday, June 20, 1983 to Saturday, July 30, 1983
Other Renaissance Programs
1983 Summer Institute in the Italian Archival Sciences

Directed by Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli.

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Friday, May 20, 1983 to Sunday, August 21, 1983
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Changing Perspectives on Women in the Renaissance

Organized by Mary Beth Rose, Center for Renaissance Studies (now at University of Illinois at Chicago)

Friday, May 20

Session 1

Friday, April 22, 1983 to Saturday, April 23, 1983
Milton Seminar
Conference on John Milton: The Writer and His Milieu

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for the Humanities and organized by Michael Lieb, University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, April 22, at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Welcome

Robert Remini, UIC Institute for the Humanities
Richard Brown, The Newberry Library

Monday, June 14, 1982 to Friday, August 6, 1982
Other Renaissance Programs
1982 Summer Institute in the German Archival Sciences

Directed by Martin Steinmann, Basel University Library.

This institute was intended to improve participants’ ability to conduct original research involving the use of German manuscripts dating from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, and covered these principal areas:

Friday, April 23, 1982 to Saturday, April 24, 1982
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Humanism and Schooling in Renaissance Europe

Organized by Ian Thomson, Indiana University (now emeritus)

Friday, April 23

Welcome

Lawrence W. Towner, President and Librarian

Monday, June 22, 1981 to Friday, August 14, 1981
Other Renaissance Programs
1981 Summer Institute in the English Archival Sciences

Directed by Anthony G. Petti, University of Calgary.

This institute’s course of instruction was twofold, consisting of intensive paleographical exercises that focused on vernacular materials of the period 1400 to 1700, and lectures in which Professor Petti provided an introduction to the organization of English archives, libraries, and manuscript collections.

Saturday, April 11, 1981
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Widening Perspectives in Renaissance Language
Monday, June 23, 1980 to Friday, August 15, 1980
Other Renaissance Programs
1980 Summer Institute in the French Archival Sciences
Saturday, April 19, 1980
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Spain and the Europe of the Thirty Years War

Organized by W. Brown Patterson, Davidson College.

Welcome

Richard Brown, The Newberry Library

Session 1

Thursday, April 19, 1979 to Saturday, April 21, 1979
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Rhetoric in the Renaissance

The Renaissance Conference was held annually at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Saturday, April 15, 1978
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Giordano Bruno in England

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by Raymond Waddington, University of Wisconsin-Madison (now at University of California, Davis)

Friday, April 8, 1977 to Saturday, April 9, 1977
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Art and Society in Renaissance Florence

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by Anthony Molho, Brown University

Friday, April 8

Welcome

Lawrence W. Taylor, Newberry Library
Anthony Molho, Brown University

Saturday, April 3, 1976
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Renaissance and Counter-Reformation in the Empire

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by Hanns Gross, Loyola University Chicago, and Robert Bireley, Loyola University Chicago.

Welcome

Richard Brown, Newberry Library

Saturday, April 26, 1975
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Crime and Punishment in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by Julius Kirshner, University of Chicago.

Welcome

Richard Brown, Newberry Library

Saturday, May 4, 1974
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Petrarch 1374-1974

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by Aldo Scaglione, University of North Carolina.

Welcome

Lawrence W. Towner, Newberry Library

Saturday, May 5, 1973
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: English Literature and History in the Seventeenth Century

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by John Wallace, University of Chicago.

Session 1

Form and Value in the Shakespearean History Play
David Kastan, University of Chicago

Saturday, May 8, 1971
Other Renaissance Programs
Newberry Renaissance Conference: Cultural Interaction in the Period of European Expansion

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by William Schutte, Lawrence University.

Session 1

Asia in the Language and Literature of the Cinquecento
Donald Lach
, University of Chicago