Mara R. Wade

Current Position

National Endowment for the Humanities and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow
Newberry Library, Chicago 2016-2017

Current Presentations

“The Album amicorum and Women’s Networks of Knowledge,” 23 May 2017, University of Chicago, Renaissance Seminar.

“Emblems and Civic Identity: Georg Rem’s Emblemata Politica,” 16 May 2017, Fellows’ Seminar, Newberry Library, Chicago.

Emblematica Online: A Virtual Window into the European Renaissance,” a public presentation on 19 April 2017 at the Newberry Library:

Please see: “Emblematic of the Lost Art of Nürnberg,” about my discovery at the Newberry Library, Chicago:

Home Department

Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures


Courtesy (Zero-time) Appointments

Campus Honors Program

Comparative and World Literature

Gender and Women’s Studies

Library Administration

Scandinavian Studies

Jewish Culture and Society

LAS Global Studies

European Union Center

Media and Cinema Studies

Center for Global Studies

Contact Information


Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
2090 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews Avenue
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA

Phone: (217) 333-8777

Fax: +217 244-2223