Graduate Student Programs at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies

These programs are especially for members of the Newberry Consortium (like CGU) – so our students have high chances of being accepted.  Also remember that we have travel funds for these programs, so talk with Dr. Ferrell if you are interested in applying!  These programs are a wonderful, prestigious way to engage in the broader EMS world. 

Fall 2014 Programs for Graduate students

2014 Dissertation Seminar for Historians
Directed by Constantin Fasolt, University of Chicago, and John Marino, University of California, San Diego
Limited to 12 participants who have passed all examinations and achieved ABD status by the time of the seminar. Applicants should be near the beginning rather than the end of their dissertation research, with a topic in the late medieval, Renaissance, or early modern history of continental Europe, c. 1300-1700.
Application deadline: April 15
The seminar will meet 2 – 5 pm on four Fridays, September 26, October 17, November 7, and December 5.

Ten-Week Graduate Seminars
Application deadline: May 15

How to Read “contraires choses”: Encounters with the Roman de la Rose
Led by Daisy Delogu, University of Chicago
2 to 5 pm Thursdays, September 25 to December 4
Prerequisite: ability to read modern French; ability to read Old French helpful but not required.

Disability and Marginality in Medieval England and France
Led by Edward Wheatley, Loyola University Chicago
2 to 5 pm Fridays, September 26 to December 5
No language prerequisites

Graduate Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
Word and Image in the Renaissance
Led by James A. Knapp, Loyola University Chicago; and Jennifer Waldron, University of Pittsburgh
Application deadline: September 22
9 am to 5 pm Friday, October 24
Open to graduate students in a terminal master’s program and those who have not yet completed comprehensive exams in a PhD program. No language prerequisites.

2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Call for Papers deadline: October 15
Conference dates: January 22 to 24, 2015

Spring 2015 Programs for Graduate Students

Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
Lives and Deeds: Writing Biography in the Middle Ages
Led by Jonathan Lyons, University of Chicago
Application deadline: November 3
2 to 5 pm Fridays, January 9 to March 13

Graduate Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry Library
Led by Karen Christianson, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
Date and application deadline to be announced

For all these programs, students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools ( have priority, in accordance with the consortium agreement. Fees are waived for students from consortium institutions. Such students  may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend ( Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

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60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324
phone: 312-255-3514
fax: 312-255-3502

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