College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies


Finding the Gems:
Approaches to Rare Books and Manuscript Libraries in the Midwest (poster PDF)

Friday, February 24, 3-5pm
The Lilly Library

Please join us for a hands-on workshop for faculty and grad students with key specialists from three Mid-Western rare books libraries with strong collections in Renaissance / early modern materials:

  • Lia Markey, Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago
  • Travis McDade, Interim Head of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Joel Silver, Director & Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, The Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington

The workshop will alert IU’s Renaissance specialists to gems and unusual holdings in the field, with an emphasis on materials that have not yet been fully electronically catalogued, let alone digitized. The invited guests will also describe their funding programs for visiting scholars, including graduate students. The plenary session will feature presentations on Renaissance special collections by the three speakers, followed by breakout sessions with focus on relevant materials to support projects by members of the IU community.