Center for Renaissance Studies Programs | Newberry

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs


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The Center for Renaissance Studies 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. Through our reciprocal arrangement with the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C., which also works with a consortium of universities, Institute seminar fees are waived for faculty and graduate students at Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies schools upon acceptance of application.

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2020-2021 Programming Brochure

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, July 16, 2020Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Center for Renaissance Studies (CRS) will host a series of virtual professional development seminars. Each seminar meeting will be hosted by a CRS staff member along with experts in the related field. The sessions will provide insights, skills, and tools for scholars on teaching online, publishing, grant writing, and seeking employment outside of academia.
Friday, September 25, 2020
This workshop will introduce participants to strategies and approaches for sharing their work with broad audiences. In particular, our conversations will focus on how to productively engage a diverse range of communities as an expert in premodern culture without leaving academia behind.
Thursday, October 1, 2020Friday, October 30, 2020
Co-sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library and the Folger Institute’s collaborative research project, Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Friday, October 9, 2020Friday, May 7, 2021
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. Gender plays a critical role in understanding, displaying, and experiencing modes of power across a wide range of cultural activities, ca. 1100-1700.
Thursday, October 22, 2020Friday, October 23, 2020
This event will be accessible virtually if travel or meetings of large groups are restricted this fall. Please consult for up-to-date information.
Friday, December 4, 2020
This workshop will focus on the Mississippi Bubble, a global financial disaster in 1720.