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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, November 20, 2019
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
In 1900, Omaha author and Smithsonian ethnologist Francis La Flesche published a memoir of his school days entitled The Middle Five: Indian Boys at School. A book for juvenile readers, La Flesche’s story recounts his childhood at a Presbyterian Missionary School in 1860s Nebraska.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
In many modern Indian languages, the word “sarkār” signifies “the state” or “government.” In early modern usage, however, it referred primarily to great households that formed the building blocks of India’s Mughal empire (1526–1858). Focusing on the Mughal successor regime of Awadh (c.