Upcoming History, Genealogy, and Social Science Seminars | Newberry

Upcoming History, Genealogy, and Social Science Seminars

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, visit Programs and Events and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting June 4, 2016
Saturdays, June 4 - July 30 (class will not meet July 2)
Led by Frank Biletz
Seminar Description As Ireland commemorates the centennial of the Easter Rising, this course will investigate the causes, planning, implementation, and consequences of the 1916 rebellion. Topics to be considered will include Irish republican...
Starting June 7, 2016
Tuesdays, June 7 - July 26
Section A is full. Please call for waitlist.
Led by Frank Biletz
Seminar Description In exploring Nazi rule over Europe during the Second World War, we will consider a variety of topics. These include Hitler’s ideology of Lebensraum; the invasion of Poland; the fall of France and the establishment of the...
Starting June 8, 2016
Wednesdays, June 8 - June 22
Led by Abbie Reese
Seminar Description “People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being,” or so said Studs Terkel. In this seminar, students will engage with the methodology of oral history, a negotiation of co-authorship and shared authority. In...
Starting June 11, 2016
Saturdays, June 11 - July 9 (class will not meet July 2)
Led by Karen Stanbary
Seminar Description All genealogists know the frustration of being stymied when a paper trail ends or there is not enough evidence to prove a relationship. But DNA analysis, combined with traditional documentary research methods, can extend the...
Starting June 11, 2016
Saturdays, June 11 - July 9 (class will not meet July 2)
Led by Karen Stanbary
Seminar Description How much evidence is enough to prove your pedigree?What if the evidence does not agree? Do you trust the sources from which you created your family tree? Should you? Do you believe your genealogical brick walls are permanent? The...
Starting June 16, 2016
Thursdays, June 16 - July 21
Led by Joseph Harrington
Seminar Description Military requirements and social welfare–guns and butter–are often seen as competing for public support. Yet, in 20th century Europe and North America, the experience of war generated support for policies promoting...
Starting June 25, 2016
Saturdays, June 25 – July 16 (class will not meet July 2)
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass, Caron Primas Brenan, and Ginger Frere
Seminar Description Sometimes 60 minutes of instruction on a focused topic can help you push through a particular question or task in your genealogical research project. You can register for all 12 of these specialized sessions at a discounted rate...