Center for Renaissance Studies | Newberry

Center for Renaissance Studies

Luther, Das Newe Testament Deutzsch, 1522. Print by L. Cranch. Call number: VAULT Case folio C 409 .33

Luther, Das Newe Testament Deutzsch, 1522. Print by L. Cranch. Call number: VAULT Case folio C 409 .33

The Center for Renaissance Studies promotes the use of the Newberry collection by graduate students and postgraduate scholars in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (ca. 1300 – ca. 1750), making available programs that may not be feasible for individual institutions to mount alone.

Founded in 1979, the center works with an international consortium of universities in North America and Europe. It offers a wide range of scholarly programs and digital and print publications based in the Newberry collections, and provides a locus for a community of scholars who come from all over the world to use the library’s early manuscripts, printed books, and other materials. Faculty and graduate students from consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants to travel to the Newberry to attend programs or do research.

Visit our consortium blog, CRS Stories, to learn more about the experiences of faculty and graduate students working with the Newberry collections and attending Center programming.

Interested researchers should consult the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies core collection details for an introduction to navigating the Newberry’s extensive Renaissance and early modern collections. The Center also maintains a list of resources for the study of paleography.

To learn more about our current activities and programs, join our Mailing List and visit our Facebook page. To learn about past programming, see our Annual Report.

For more information, contact our staff by sending an email to or call 312-255-3514.

Funding for the center is provided in part by the Bernard P. McElroy Fund in Renaissance Studies.