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Newberry Institute for Research and Education

Curator of Maps Jim Akerman presenting to participants in the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar.

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Summer Institute participants, 2017

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Summer Institute participants, 2017

The Newberry Institute for Research and Education supports scholarship and programming to advance the Newberry’s core mission of promoting the effective use of its collection for research, teaching, and publication. We seek to build a collaborative and welcoming environment that brings together a wide range of audiences to engage with critical humanities questions.

Newberry Institute programs create active communities of scholars, students, teachers, and the public to develop new understandings of our world through the study of the humanities.

Opportunities For Scholars

Fellowship programs attract scholars to our collections to pursue ground-breaking research, while Scholarly Seminars and the Scholar-in-Residence Program add to communities within the Newberry. Research Centers collaborate with scholars from around the world - see the work of the Smith Center for the History of Cartography, the McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the Center for Renaissance Studies, and the Chicago Studies Program. In the summers, the Newberry is a hive of activity thanks to Paleography Institutes and NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes.

Opportunities for Students

Graduate Students are eligible for Short-term Fellowships, the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program, the Paleography Institutes, and NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. Graduate students from eligible institutions may participate in focused seminars through the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium, Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (NCAIS), and Chicago Studies. Two Undergraduate Seminars bring talented college students to the Newberry for intensive research.

Opportunities for Teachers

The Newberry Institute’s Teacher Programs provide numerous professional development opportunities for teachers and builds popular Digital Collections for the Classroom.

Opportunities for the Public

The Newberry offers an array of free Public Programs for the intellectually curious, along with numerous Adult Education Seminars taught in small-class settings on a range of humanities topics.

Leadership

The Newberry Institute for Research and Education includes 14 Newberry staff members and is led by D. Bradford Hunt, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs.