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E.g., 01/30/2015
E.g., 01/30/2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Music Appreciation through Performance: Winter/Spring Term

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This unique class offers participants a way to experience music not only as listeners, but also as performers. Last fall, we inaugurated the Newberry’s chamber ensemble seminar with meaningful success. We rehearsed and performed reorchestrated versions of Gabriel Faure’s Pavane, Johannes Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn, and Anton Webern’s Concerto op. 21 (2nd movement)…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Beethoven's "Mighty Nine"

2 - 4 pm

It is always the right time to go “Back to Beethoven.” Beginning with the Eroica (Symphony no. 3) in 1805, Beethoven’s compositions paved the way into the Age of Romanticism from the Classical Period and represented the individualism, innovation, and change that are hallmarks of the nineteenth century. By listening chronologically to Beethoven’s “Mighty Nine” symphonies…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Latin Roots of the Romance Language Family Tree

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This course in beginning Latin takes an approach that is unique among introductory language classes, offering a brief sketch of both the ancient roots and the modern branches of a linguistic family tree. Intended for students with no prior knowledge of Latin but with a basic speaking knowledge or two semesters’ study of a Romance tongue, this seminar will offer participants a rare opportunity...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Does God Exist? How Can We Know?

5:45 - 7:45 pm 

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

Does God exist? Our response to this question guides and informs what we make of ourselves, as well as what we make of the world in which we live. This seminar will use David Bentley Hart’s The Experience of God as an entry point into the question of God’s existence both within the great theistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism) and within the current thinking…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Legacies of the Great War

Section A: 1 - 3 pm (Afternoon)Section B: 5:45 - 7:45 pm (Evening)

Registration is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

The political, social, and cultural consequences of the First World War continue to shape the world today. Political boundaries drawn in the war’s aftermath set the stage for future conflict in central and eastern Europe. Many of the still unresolved issues in the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the aspirations of the Kurds for autonomy, and sectarian divisions in...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Our Writing/Ourselves: Women's Writing in the 20th Century

2-4 pm 

This seminar will examine American women’s writing over the last century. We will consider how craft and form affect content by reading samples of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays, by authors such as Mary Gaitskill, Zora Neale Hurston, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Adrienne Rich. Participants will examine these texts in terms of their own experiences, goals, and...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Telling History with Maps and Corresponding Satellite Images

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This seminar will use maps and satellite images to make sense of modern spaces in urban and rural areas on both sides of the Atlantic. Participants will view maps from the Newberry’s world-class cartography collections showing historical elements—towns, field-systems, fortifications, roads—alongside current satellite images of the same area. We will examine and interrogate these

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Laughter in Paradise: The Divine Joy in the Bible and Beyond

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Christianity is a religion hardly associated with humor. Is there laughter in the Bible? Exploring the theme of laughter as it appears in the traditions, rituals, and religious texts of cultures surrounding the biblical world will inform the discovery of laughter in the Christian Bible itself. A glance at the historical developments within the Christian church will reveal the

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The History and Art of the Book of Kells

2 - 4 pm

The Book of Kells, an illuminated Gospel book well over a thousand years old, has a complex history and legacy. Exploring one of the finest existing examples of medieval manuscript-making, this seminar will study the historical setting and artwork that influenced the Irish scribes who created this famed book. Readings for the first session will be distributed electronically; please refer to...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Bookbinding with Paste Papers

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Decorative paste paper has been used in bookbinding construction since as early as the sixteenth century. Referencing exquisite bookbindings from the Newberry collection, this course will explore historical designs and techniques, which participants will then apply to the creation of their own patterned paste papers and model bookbindings.

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