College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Student Conferences at Chicago's Newberry Library

Mon, Nov 11, 2013


The Office of Research and Graduate Studies would like to congratulate History graduate students Shery Chanis and Kristie Flannery on their participation in the Newberry Library's prestigious Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate students. The workshop, held November 1, 2013, focused on "Early Modernity in Global Perspective." 

Participants in the workshop, selected through a competitive process, participated in broad discussions of early modernity in a global perspective, heard presentations from workshop leaders on parallel examples of processes developing in China and Europe during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and consulted documents in the Newberry's holdings relevant to the workshop topic. 

Additionally, four graduate students from the Departments of Art History, Spanish and Portuguese, and French and Italian are preparing for presentations at the Newberry Library's 2014 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in January. The conference assembles graduate students from various disciplines to present papers, participate in discussions, and collaborate across the fields of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.  

We commend students who have risen to the top of these competitions to share their research in this prestigious setting! 

For more information on programming at the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies, and for other Newberry programs, see

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