4 – 5 pm
Towner Fellows’ Lounge
The Newberry is currently hosting a NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, organized jointly by the McNickle Center and the Chicago Metro History Education Center. The program leaders and participants will provide an overview of the institute, which has examined the transformation of the lands between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River from “Indian Country” to “U.S. territory” between 1812 and 1833. The summer scholars will describe the individual research projects they have pursued at the Newberry and explain how such collaborative learning environments contribute to their professional development.
The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.