The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
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.
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.
Gustav Mahler’s professional commitments as both composer and conductor are amply reflected by contemporary music scores in the Newberry Library’s holdings.
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.
10 am - 12:30 pm
Adapted by Barbara Zahora, Michelle Shupe and Peter Garino
Directed by Barbara Zahora
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: 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.
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.
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.