E.g., 09/23/2014
E.g., 09/23/2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Unfinished Manuscripts, Unresolved War: Kafka, Hašek, and Prague in WWI

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Kafka, the inscrutable founding spirit of literary modernism, and Hašek, a satiric, cynic, and lapsed revolutionary, were born in the same city in the same year, spent most of their lives in Prague, wrote their world-famous books around the time of World War I, and died a year apart. What kind of an environment produced writers as dissimilar and alike as Hašek and Kafka?

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course

1 - 4 pm

The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. This one-session course will show you where to begin tracing your family’s history in America. Learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts, DNA testing for kinship, and accredited research methods for finding information at home and in public sources.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Myth, Memory, and the Meaning of Reconstruction

5:45 - 7:45 pm

While the Reconstruction of the former Confederate states began with efforts to empower former slaves, it ended with a fateful choice to pursue reconciliation between the North and South at the expense of racial justice.