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
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.
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.
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.
9 am to 5 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 am - 12:30 pm
Directed by Peter Garino
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.
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.