In this exhibition you will see a small sample of rare and special books on religion, published from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries that the Newberry collected over the last two decades. In 1991, Newberry Trustee Sister Ann Ida Gannon, president Emerita of Mundelein College, arranged for the transfer of Mundelein’s rare book collection to the Newberry.
4 – 5 pm
Many universities offer courses in Latin paleography for medievalists. Training in vernacular paleography, for early modernists, is harder to come by. This month the Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting a summer institute in Spanish paleography, funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Urban planning might have been born in Chicago, but that was more than a century ago, in a very different city. Today’s city is not the product of Daniel Burnham or Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. It’s the rust belt metropolis that shouldered its way onto the list of global cities. But what did planning have to do with it?
“The United States is the most religiously diverse nation in the world,” writes Diana Eck in her pathbreaking work “A New Religious America.” After the Immigration Act of 1965 eliminated the quotas linking immigration to national origins, diverse peoples from across the globe have come to call America home.
4 – 5 pm
For the past few years, a small number of local students have presented their History Fair projects at an early summer Newberry colloquium, and they’ve always been awesome.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
The Consortium offers graduate students from NCAIS member institutions an opportunity to present papers in any academic field relating to American Indian Studies at the Graduate Student Conference. We encourage the submission of proposals for papers that examine a wide variety of subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture broadly conceived.