Category Archives: Manuscript Studies

Making Scents of the Past

The history of perfumes, fragrances, food, and medicines in the early modern period are closely intertwined. Early modern Europeans crafted “recipes” by experimenting with different ingredients from plants, animals, minerals, and other sources. The DURARE research team questions: “Is it … Continue reading

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Nazi Roundups of Dutch Jews in Amsterdam

A new historical exhibition on “The raids of February 22 and 23, 1941” investigates the fates of Dutch Jews who were rounded up by Nazi forces during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. The exhibition … Continue reading

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Medici Archive Project Fellowships

The Medici Archive Project is offering several new short-term fellowships for graduate students in art and architectural history to conduct archival research in Florence. I previously served as a NEH Fellow with the Medici Archive Project and had an amazing … Continue reading

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Reading Archival Latin Seminar

A Summer Skills Seminar on Reading Archival Latin is being organized by the Mediterranean Seminar for Summer 2022. Graduate students and researchers interested in learning to read Latin manuscripts are encouraged to apply for this seminar. The Mediterranean Seminar announcement … Continue reading

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Research Methods in Early Modern Studies

The Folger Shakespeare Library will be offering a research methods seminar in early modern studies in May 2022 for graduate students pursuing Renaissance and early modern studies. Graduate students who are considering applying for this research methods seminar are invited … Continue reading

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The Newberry Library is Reopening

The Newberry Library in Chicago has announced that it will reopen on 18 January, following a temporary closure due to the Omicron wave of Covid. The Newberry Library states: “We look forward to welcoming you back to the Newberry starting … Continue reading

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RSA Digital Days of Learning

The Renaissance Society of America is once again organizing its Digital Days of Learning workshops. These workshops offer introductions to Digital Humanities tools and techniques for students and scholars working in the field of Renaissance Studies. I have participated in … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities and Renaissance Letter-Writing

Renaissance letter-writing is being re-examined using Digital Humanities tools to explore letterlocking techniques of securing correspondence. The New York Times explains: “To safeguard the most important royal correspondence against snoops and spies in the 16th century, writers employed a complicated … Continue reading

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Summer Institute in Italian Paleography

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will host a Summer Institute in Italian Paleography during Summer 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students who are interested in Renaissance studies, Italian history, and early modern European … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Renaissance Archive

The Renaissance Society of America is hosting an online lightening talk series on Rethinking the Renaissance Archive during Spring 2022. This series is being organized by the RSA’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee. Here is their call for proposals: The Renaissance … Continue reading

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