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Newberry Colloquium

The Newberry Colloquium is a weekly opportunity for the Newberry community to come together and learn about research or projects being conducted by our staff, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and other invited speakers. Colloquium events are open to the Newberry community and the general public. Colloquia topics usually relate to the Newberry’s collection, and presentations are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium convenes on Wednesday afternoons in Towner Fellows’ Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Newberry. Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm, with the talk beginning at 4 pm. A brief discussion follows each presentation. No reservations are required in order to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
Domingo Chimalpahin, an indigenous chronicler from Amecameca, Mexico, wrote annals of his hometown in his native language of Nahuatl. But he also transcribed part of Francisco López de Gómara’s best-selling History of the conquest of Mexico (1552), complete with his own commentary.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
Running for reelection in 1919, Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson attacked “the lying, crooked, thieving, rotten newspaper editors.” When he left office in 1931, the Chicago Tribune argued that “Thompson has meant filth, corruption, idiocy, and bankruptcy.” How did such stark hostilities develop between this politician and the press?
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
French Catholic missions in colonial North America have been much studied, but little is known about those of the early 19th-century Western Great Lakes. This talk analyzes the stakes of 19th-century French missions for both Catholic missionaries and Odawa and Potawatomi Indians. While the missionaries hoped to win the Catholic-Protestant rivalry to Christianize the U.S.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
In the 1980s, the national organization 9to5 set up a hotline for women to call and report discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
The Newberry’s Alma/Primo VE Team is in the process of implementing our new library system, Alma/Primo VE. The Newberry and all 91 CARLI/I-Share libraries will go live with this system on June 24, which will change the platforms used by staff for cataloging and other functions, and by readers to access the Newberry catalog and other information sources.