The Newberry Library Colloquium will take a brief winter hiatus and will reconvene on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Happy Holidays!
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.
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.
4 - 5 pm
Bibliographic Resources for Romantic Composers and Authors
Speakers: Salvatore Calomino and James L. Zychowicz
4 - 5 pm
Curator’s Talk and Gallery Walk: Border Troubles in the War of 1812
Speaker: Rachel Bohlmann, Director of Public Programs
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.
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.
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
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.