Center for Renaissance Studies


Partner Institution

The Center for Renaissance Studies in the Newberry Library, Chicago, promotes the use of the Newberry collection by graduate students and postgraduate scholars in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (ca. 1300 ­ ca. 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 50 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. The director of CRS is Carla Zecher.