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 open to graduate-degree-granting universities, by application only; dues varies by location.

Statement of Purpose: The Center for Renaissance Studies aims to integrate the resources of the Newberry Library into the educational process and to make available programs that are not feasible for individual institutions to mount alone. The center offers a wide range of programs in medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies at the graduate and postdoctoral levels, including lecture series, multidisciplinary seminars, graduate seminars for which students may receive academic credit, workshops, conferences, symposia, and intensive training in the techniques essential for primary research in these fields, including paleography, bibliography, codicology, and textual editing. Additionally, the center provides a locus for a lively community of scholars who come from all over the world to use the Newberry’s collections of manuscripts and printed books from the Middle Ages to the Napoleonic period.

Annual Meeting: September of each year.

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