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Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

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Pentecost. Case MS 185, f. 10

The Center for Renaissance Studies works with an international consortium of universities in North America and the United Kingdom. It offers a wide range of scholarly programs and digital and print publications based in the Newberry collection, 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, DC, 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, in accordance with Folger policy and our agreement. Participants may be eligible to apply to their home institution to use Newberry consortium funds to travel to the Folger for programs or research, with authorization from their school’s Newberry committee.

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Upcoming Programs

Friday, March 3, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
The application deadline has passed.
The works of Margaret Cavendish, in both physical and digital form, will serve as the subject matter for this introduction to digital humanities tools and methods. Cavendish’s work has been digitized in the EEBO and Chadwyck-Healy databases, but to our knowledge automated text analysis of her work has not to date been done.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Please register by 10 am Friday, March 3, 2017
We tend to think of Enlightenment-era philosophers as architects of abstraction—not least because they tend to describe themselves that way. This essay tries a different approach; part of a longer project called “Crafts of Enlightenment,” it treats Enlightenment rationality as a hard-won discipline, developed through craft knowledge and habits of labor.
Thursday, March 9, 2017Friday, March 10, 2017
History of the Book Program
A History of the Book Symposium
Please register by 10 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Twitter hashtag for the symposium: #NLHOB17 The symposium, designed for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public, will introduce participants to:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
The application deadline has passed.
This workshop aims to introduce participants to the practices and contexts of early modern printing, the central themes related to the reception of classical literary criticism, and the key debates which occurred in early modern Italy—crucial issues not only for students of early modern Italian literature, but for all European national traditions, many of whose literary theoretical writings in
Friday, March 17, 2017
Seminar in European Art
Free and open to the public; precirculated papers
Autonomous Empire, Locative Encounter: German Visual Computation c. 1450-1560 Jennifer Nelson, Scholl of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Please register by 10 am Monday, April 3, 2017
Description forthcoming. A reception will follow the lecture. Learn more about the speaker: Piero Boitani, Sapienza Università di Roma
Friday, April 28, 2017
Seminar in European Art
Free and open to the public; precirculated papers
Stradano’s Nova Reperta and the Renaissance Representation of Invention and Globalization Lia Markey, The Newberry Library
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
An Early Modern Studies Symposium
Please register by 10 am Friday, April 28, 2017
Twitter hashtag for the symposium: #NLEM17
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Milton Seminar
Please register by 10 am Friday, May 5, 2017
A paper title and description will be added later. The paper will be precirculated to those who register, for discussion at the seminar. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar. Learn more about the speaker: Paul Stevens, University of Toronto
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Other Programs
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
“From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world.”
Monday, June 12, 2017Friday, June 30, 2017
Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography
At the Newberry Library
Application Deadline: March 1
The institute will provide participants with practical training in reading and transcribing documents written in Spain and Spanish America from the late fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Although the course sessions will be taught primarily in English, all of the documents will be in early forms of Spanish.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Please register by 10 am Wednesday, September 6
A lecture description will be added soon.
Thursday, September 14, 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017
Early Modern Studies Program
An Early Modern Studies Conference
This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University of Warwick in July 2015, and the second at McGill University in June 2016.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Other Renaissance Programs
By invitation only
Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Additional details will be added later. We invite participants to arrive early to attend our Symposium on Early Modern Studies, “Politics of Conversion,” September 21 to 23.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Other Programs
Free and open to the public; registration in advance required
This fall the Lyric Opera of Chicago, in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, is mounting an exciting new production of the 1774 Paris version of Christoph Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Ten-week graduate seminar
European Wars of Religion will be a journey into the excitement, division, chaos, and horror of religious reform and civil violence during the Wars of Religion in early modern Europe. The course will focus on cultural and social aspects of religious and civil conflict during the German Peasants’ Revolt, Dutch Revolt, French Wars of Religion, Thirty Years’ War, and British Civil Wars.
Friday, October 6, 2017Friday, April 20, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Led by Lee Palmer Wandel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Lia Markey, Newberry Library
Friday, October 13, 2017
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
As the successor to the Christian Middle Ages, the Renaissance is commonly known as a new age in which religion is dethroned and gives way to a secular outlook on the world and society.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
The Edward E. Ayer Collection of rare books and manuscripts contained 4,000 rare colonial documents from New Spain when it was given to the Newberry Library in 1911.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
In an influential article from 2004, Ken Jackson and Arthur Marotti heralded the turn to religion in early modern studies, a movement that has largely involved reading early modern literature through the lens of Continental philosophy. Yet well before this development, scholarship on early modern Englishwomen’s writing had already undergone its own turn to religion.