Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 to Saturday, April 13, 2013
Politics, Piety, and Poison: French Pamphlets, 1600–1800

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.

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Friday, June 7, 2013
Exploration 2013: The 27th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : "A Diviner Breath than Flows from Helicon": Inspiring Sacred Verse in Early Modern England

4 – 5 pm

When the printers of George Herbert’s The Temple (1633) write that the work has “been inspired by a diviner breath than flows from Helicon,” they invoke a model of classical inspiration to introduce the most influential collection of Christian poetry in the English Renaissance.

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

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.

Saturday, April 6, 2013
OUTSIDERS: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing : The 2013 Caxton Club / Newberry Library Symposium on the Book

9 am - 1:30 pm

This year’s symposium will explore the use of self-produced books and pamphlets to express individualized, unconventional, controversial, or prohibited messages. Topics will range widely in historical and geographical terms, and the speakers will address the current state of self-publishing as well as its history.

8:30 am Coffee

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : "Influences: Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance"

4 – 5 pm

Today few would think of astronomy and astrology as fields related to theology. Fewer still would know that physically absorbing planetary rays was once considered to have medical and psychological effects. But this was the understanding of light radiation held by certain natural philosophers of early modern Europe.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
JUMP TO IT! The Language of Rhythm as Spoken, Scatted, Sung, and Danced by the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project : A Stone Camryn History of Dance Program

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program

In this interactive show, Jump Rhythm company members combine conversations with you, our audience, with performances of JRJP’s acclaimed dances—all to exhilarating effect. The entertaining and educational mix of talking and doing featured in “Jump to It!” brings you closer to feeling the exuberant energy-core of every dance we dance and song we sing.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Good Fences Make Good Citizens : Citizen-Indians and Home Rule in Southern

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The paper examines how California Indians resisted the pull of assimilation to non-Indian culture and undermined the homogeneity of federal Indian citizenship policy in the early twentieth century. Prior to 1924, Indians wishing to become United States citizens had to first demonstrate their assimilation to American culture through the ownership and appropriate use of land.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : A Gentleman May Wander: Inheritance, Travel, and the Prodigal Son on the English Renaissance Stage

4 – 5 pm

The story of the prodigal son was one of the most popular comic plots on the English Renaissance stage. Featured in over forty plays of the period, variations on the biblical story of the prodigal’s waywardness, journey, and return became especially prominent in the early decades of the seventeenth century. What might help explain this literary trend?

Friday, April 19, 2013
History of the Book Program
Kathleen Lynch : How Does the Fixity of Print Become a Problem for Religious Identity?

2 pm

The fixity of print—or the ability of print publication to establish a stable text—has been banished from the scholarly lexicon. Dr. Lynch will raise the prospect only to propose that there are genres in which a desire for fixity are well served by print publication. The teleologically driven spiritual experience, or Protestant conversion narrative, is one.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Reign of King Edward III : By William Shakespeare and Thomas Kyd

10 am

“But that your lips were sacred, my lord/You would profane the holy name of love.”

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Andrew Curran, Before Anthropology: Enlightenment "Science" and the Category of the Human

2 - 4:30 pm

In this talk, Professor Curran will provide a survey of the main “anthropological debates” in French and European thought during the eighteenth century. He will also examine naturalists’ halting attempts at classifying humans, as well as scholars’ inability to figure out just what classification means within the overall history of race.

A reception will follow the seminar.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Saturday, July 6, 2013
Treasures of Faith: Twenty Years of Acquisitions

In this exhibition you will see a small sample of rare and special books on religion, published from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries that the Newberry collected over the last two decades. In 1991, Newberry Trustee Sister Ann Ida Gannon, president Emerita of Mundelein College, arranged for the transfer of Mundelein’s rare book collection to the Newberry.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Socialism at the Newberry: Coming of Age in Internationalist Times, 1900-1914

4 – 5 pm

Radicals in groups like the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World encountered an intellectual, political, and spiritual world of international and cosmopolitan influences.

Monday, April 29, 2013
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2013-14 American Indian Studies Seminar

Submission Deadline: 29 April 2013