Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : A Tale of Three Cities: Adventures at Rare Book School

4 pm

Three staff members attended Rare Book School classes over the summer. Karen’s was “The Medieval Manuscript in the Twenty-First Century,” held in Philadelphia; participants explored theoretical issues involved in digitizing medieval materials and used Omeka to create an online exhibition.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm

Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the twentieth century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2014-15 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Meanings of Justice in New World Empires: Settler and Indigenous Law as Counterpoints

9 am to 5 pm

Currently full; sign up for the wait list

Understandings of justice differed among New World empires and among the settlers, imperial officials, and Indigenous peoples within each one. This conference will focus on the array of meanings of justice, their emergence and transformation, and the implications of adopting one or another definition.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
Open House Chicago at the Newberry : Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

9 am - 4 pm (last tour will start at 3:45 pm)

The Newberry is proud to be part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s fouth-annual Open House Chicago.Take a 10-minute guided tour of the Newberry Library including the Gilded Age lobby, reference room, and the caged elevator mentioned in the bestselling novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Carolyn Steedman, “Nothing to say but itself”: Writing at the End of the Early Modern Era in England

1 pm

Registration has now closed.

I had finished working on one of the strangest texts I have ever encountered, Low- Life. Or, One Half of the World Know Not How the Other Half Live, with all the doubts it raises about representation, writing, and history as both of those things, when I found Michel Foucault on the topic of writing itself.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Brief History of a Type Face: From Venice in 1470 to Our Own Time : An Italian Cultural Institute / Italian Language Week Lecture

6 pm

The design of type in the twentieth century was largely a matter of historical revivals or revolts against historical models, so it raises all kinds of historiographical issues as well as aesthetic ones. In this talk, Paul F.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Celebrating the Legacy of Helen M. Hanson

4 pm

At this special colloquium, the Newberry will remember and celebrate with her family and friends the life and achievements of Helen M. Hanson, long-time student of her family’s history, and exceptionally generous Newberry donor.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: King Lear

10 am - 12:30 pm

No reservations or tickets required

Directed by Peter Garino

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Historic Libraries as Sites for Teaching Digital History

4 pm

The original (c.1878) library catalogue for St Ignatius College (precursor to Loyola University Chicago) has provided a surprisingly generative site for teaching digital history to undergraduate and graduate students.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Music of the First World War : An Exhibition Lecture and Performance

6 pm

Join musicologist William Brooks and historian Deniz Ertan as they explore how World War One sheet music was created, reproduced, and received by people who performed and heard it. Music from the exhibition, Chicago, Europe, and the Great War, will be performed as well.