January 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 to Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Newberry Library Colloquium

The Newberry Library Colloquium will take a brief winter hiatus and will reconvene on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, January 5, 2012 to Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Border Troubles in the War of 1812

Today most Americans remember the War of 1812 for inspiring Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner.” Many of the conflict’s most familiar events—the battle of New Orleans, impressment of American sailors into the British Navy, and the British assault on Washington D.C.—took place far away from the Great Lakes.

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Roundtable: Perspectives on the War of 1812 from the Collections of the Newberry Library

Roundtable 3 - 5 pm; reception 5 - 6:30 pm

1812 proved a momentous year. In Europe, Great Britain battled the French armies of Napoleon, who also launched his ill-fated invasion of Russia that year. Ramifications of this conflict sparked the War of 1812, pitting the United States against Britain and against an American Indian alliance that hoped to block American expansion into the Northwest Territories.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Newberry Library Colloquium

4 - 5 pm

Bibliographic Resources for Romantic Composers and Authors 
Speakers: Salvatore Calomino and James L. Zychowicz 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Newberry Library Colloquium

4 - 5 pm

Curator’s Talk and Gallery Walk: Border Troubles in the War of 1812

Speaker: Rachel Bohlmann, Director of Public Programs 

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Chicago Map Society Meeting
Rachel Havrelock, River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

5:30 pm

What are the legitimate borders of Israel? Who should determine where they fall? When should the borders become permanent? These are just a few of the controversial questions that surround Israel’s border disputes.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project: The Duchess of Malfi

10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Newberry Library Colloquium

4 - 5 pm

Rethinking History through a Virtual Library System
Speaker: Kyle Roberts, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, History Department, Loyola University

Thursday, January 26, 2012 to Saturday, January 28, 2012
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

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

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Medieval Intellectual History Seminar
Robert Lerner and Stephen Metzger

The Religious Have Enough”: Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Masters and the Parisian Faculty of Theology
Stephen Metzger, University of Notre Dame