The Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture promotes research and teaching through the use of the Newberry’s rich collections in American history, literature, and culture. Scholl Center projects aim to unite innovative research in the humanities with a wide array of public humanities projects. Our programs include an annual series of seminars in cooperation with Chicago-area universities. These seminars include: American Art and Visual Culture; American Literature; Borderlands and Latino Studies; Early American History and Culture; History of Capitalism; Labor History; Women and Gender; and Urban History Dissertation Group. For more information about these seminars, please visit our programs page. The center also regularly hosts summer institutes and teaching workshops for educators and researchers at every level.
Recent Scholl Center Projects and Publications illuminate American culture across a range of disciplinary fields.
Read our latests posts about the Scholl Center’s activities at our blog, Origins.
For more information on research in the Newberry’s collections, see American History and Culture.
In the summer of 2014, the Scholl Center will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, Bridging National Borders in North America.
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