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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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E.g., 04/19/2021
E.g., 04/19/2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Sintonice para un recorrido virtual en vivo de la más reciente exposición del Newberry, ¡Viva la Libertad! América Latina y la era de las revoluciones.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Film scholar Allyson Nadia Field discusses how race shaped early American cinema.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
In this kick-off event, a panel of experts explore the latest scholarship on the Age of Revolutions in the Americas, focusing on independence struggles in the United States, Haiti, Mexico, and South America. 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
In this program, Peter Garino of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago introduces you to Shakespeare’s most malevolent villains by way of the company’s new film, By Help of Devils.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
In this illustrated lecture, historian Douglas Winiarski will explore the varied ways in which the “people called New Lights”—progenitors of today’s evangelical Protestants—resolved perplexing mind-body problems associated with their transformative conversion experiences.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Join us for a performance of the classic feminist drama Trifles by actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
What does it mean to declare independence? What belongs in such a declaration? How do you frame a convincing argument that sets a blueprint for the future? High school students from Chicago’s Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy share their answers.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Join the Newberry in honoring Lonnie G. Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian, for his outstanding contributions to the humanities. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 2021 Newberry Library Award Celebration will take place virtually.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Abraham Zapruder’s granddaughter Alexander Zapruder speaks with University of Chicago professor Jacqueline Stewart about the connections between home movies, family history, and difficult memories, as well as the emergence of citizen journalism in the United States.