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E.g., 04/18/2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 to Friday, June 12, 2015
Exploration 2015 : The 29th 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. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in various media and styles, from classical to contemporary.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday

Ephemera are traces of the everyday—materials, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Chicago's Great 20th-Century Bookman : The Newberry Career of James M. Wells

James M. Wells served as custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing throughout his 33-year career at the Newberry, also serving as associate librarian and then vice president, and as the first George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Katherine Mansfield and the "Blooms-berries"

Celebrated short story writer Katherine Mansfield has generally been relegated to the fringe of literary modernism, especially among the influential Bloomsbury Group, who referred to her as the “little colonial.” Katherine Mansfield and the “Blooms-berries” displays a selection of Mansfield’s letters and notebooks which provide a context for better understanding her fiction and w

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Preserving the Evidence: The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation : The 2015 Symposium on the Book

8:30 am - 3 pm

Experts in the book world address a broad range of ethical issues that confront collectors of books, manuscripts, maps, and other works on paper or parchment. Speakers will also outline the challenges of preserving the evidence of our past, sometimes in the face of the conflicting interests of buyers, sellers, scholarly and other readers, binders, curators, and conservators.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Revenger's Tragedy, by Thomas Middleton

9:45 am: Introductory talk by Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University. Staged reading: 10 am - 12:30 pm

No reservations or tickets required

Directed by Peter Garino

“Tis no shame to be bad, because ‘tis common.”

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Pannill Camp, Masonic Ritual as Philosophy in Early Eighteenth-Century France

2 pm

Please register by 10 am Friday, April 24

The story of Freemasonry’s introduction into France in the early decades of the eighteenth century is also in part the story of Enlightenment philosophy’s reliance on performance activity. Radical philosophy and freethinking did not subsist only in the circulation of printed texts.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest : A Meet the Author Program

6 pm

Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by the Miami Indians at the age of thirteen, and adopted into the tribe, William Wells (1770–1812) moved between two cultures all his life but was comfortable in neither.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Introducing Aeon: The New Way to Work at the Newberry

4 pm

On May 1, Newberry readers will begin using an online system called Aeon to register as readers, request to view materials in our reading rooms, and order reproductions from items in the collections.

Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services, will demonstrate how Aeon works and discuss some of its features that will enhance readers’ ability to use the Newberry’s collections.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
"Ephemeral by Design" Curator-led Exhibition Tour

6 pm

Join us for this free tour of Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday, a display of approximately 180 items, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.

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