Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : The History of Information and the Rise of the Centralized State

4 pm

The history of information and information management is a relatively new field for historians and as such has tremendous potential for enhancing our understanding of many historical events, trends, and innovations.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Gustav Mahler and Music Scores in the Newberry Library: Works Composed and Works Conducted

4 pm

Gustav Mahler’s professional commitments as both composer and conductor are amply reflected by contemporary music scores in the Newberry Library’s holdings.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015
Love on Paper

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, spanning the centuries and the globe – especially when expressed on paper. That’s precisely why the Newberry’s Love on Paper displays such an eclectic array of collection items, ranging from proclamations and pictures to cynical put-downs and comical send-ups of love.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: 50-Minute Hamlet & 50-Minute Romeo and Juliet

10 am - 12:30 pm

No reservations or tickets required

Adapted by Barbara Zahora, Michelle Shupe and Peter Garino

Directed by Barbara Zahora

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Love on Paper Exhibition Tour

4 pm

Love comes in all shapes and sizes—and especially on paper. That’s why the Newberry’s newest exhibition, the aptly named Love on Paper, arrives just in time for the Valentine’s Day season.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 to Saturday, January 24, 2015
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Thursday: 1:30-6:30; Friday: 9-4; Saturday: 9-1

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Chamber Music by Stephen Kleiman : A Concert of New Works

1:30 pm

No stiff, powdered-haired gentility here. This twenty-first century music will move you, from a “Honky-Tonk Minuet” from Dance Variations for solo piano, to Father Songs for baritone and piano, to a String Trio for violin, viola, and cello whose last movement is “Fiddle Dances.” Experience the premiere performances of these works, performed by a stellar ensemble.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Dream of a Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea : A Meet the Author Program

6 pm

From the mid-twentieth century to today, the Great Books idea has inspired impassioned support and fiery opposition. It has been embraced as the distillation of the best of Western thought, dismissed as elitist and idealistic, and lamented as a cynical commodification of culture.