The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
4 – 5 pm
In March of last year, Russell Maret, perhaps the best fine printer in the U.S., published a limited edition of a tired, ten-year-old text by the Newberry’s Wing curator, Paul Gehl. Entitled A Meditation in Rome, the collaboration grew out of a casual dinner conversation about the Pantheon and the inscription on its facade.
How can the history of the book engage more fully with recent developments in the history of Renaissance sexualities? Professor Masten will consider a range of examples to think about same-sex male eroticism in and around early printed books, from the perspective of production as well as reception.
2- 5 pm
This seminar will focus on rereading Foucault’s History of Sexuality (both the three published volumes as well as additional published materials intended for a fourth volume) in relation to hagiographic narratives from the Late Antique, Old English, and Middle English traditions and to medieval and early modern literary texts on love in French (in translation).
4 – 5 pm
Following the English Reformation, Parliament granted the “benefit of clergy” to subjects across the kingdom. This privilege allowed first-offenders a reprieve from execution. Claimants of this mercy were instead branded with a hot iron and sent home.
5:30 – 7 pm
During the formation of the Argentinean state in the second half of the nineteenth century its ruling elites sought to both organize state administration and to promote a new national identity. To achieve these goals they promoted education, the professionalization of the national army, the creation of common currency, and, of course, the definition of the national territory.
“Oh God, Oh God! That it were possible to undo things done; to call back yesterday!”
How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J.
4 – 5 pm
Local and family history sources can enrich any historical research concerned with the lives of individuals. What are these sources and why would you want to use them? Join the genealogy reference staff as they discuss genealogical methods and explore the natural affinity between genealogists and scholars of history.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
In contrast to considerable scholarship on Iroquoian diplomacy, warfare, and religion, there is surprisingly little research on post-contact eighteenth-century Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women.
The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual 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.
This exhibition displays French pamphlets published during the transitional period from the Ancien Régime to the French Revolution. They served as modes of dissemination and diversion, teaching tools and educational models, and the foundation for current and future scholarly projects.
4 – 5 pm
What do kings, nuns, and poisoners have in common? They are all featured in the Newberry’s French pamphlet collections, recently cataloged as part of a three-year project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Join curator Jessica Grzegorski for a tour as she shares the enduring stories behind these four ephemeral collections: the French Revolution Collectio