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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, March 29, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
Please join us for the Newberry’s Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
Tracing the development of Katherine Mansfield’s short story, “Poison” (1920), from the manuscript to the typescript, this presentation will draw on Mansfield’s life and letters and use close textual analysis to illuminate veiled allusions to Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” allusions that suggest she sought not only to undermine Browning’s overbearing Duke but also
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
This colloquium is based on a book project that comparatively examines how cities in China and India have become strategic terrains for the remaking of citizen rights. The book is based on historical-comparative analyses and ethnographic fieldwork on land grabs, slum evictions, and clean-air campaigns in five urban regions in China and India (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Beijing, and Guangzhou).