Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

Established: Fall 1979. Affiliate since July 2010. Membership: 49 universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Annual dues: Membership in the center’s consortium is open to graduate-degree-granting universities, by application only; dues vary by type of membership.

Statement of Purpose: 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 (c. 1300–c. 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 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.

Annual Meeting: September of each year.

Publications: Online Proceedings of the annual Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, as well as other center-related publications.