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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 09/23/2020
E.g., 09/23/2020
Friday, August 28, 2020Wednesday, November 25, 2020
During a time of globalization, colonization, and warfare, Europeans in the Renaissance embraced new technology even as they lamented its disruptive, destructive, and destabilizing consequences.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020Wednesday, November 25, 2020
In this exhibition, you are a voter faced with making an important choice in a moment of profound change.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Meet the Author: Geraldo Cadava, with Michelle Nickerson
Join us for a talk about the complexities of Latino political identity in the United States with Geraldo Cadava of Northwestern University and Michelle Nickerson of Loyola University Chicago.
Friday, October 2, 2020
A Conversation with Chefs and Authors
What do great cooks and writers learn from the recipes and foodways of the past? What can scholars learn from the ways we cook and think about cooking today? Find out in a conversation that brings together authors, chefs, and scholars who celebrate the history behind the foods we love.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Join us for an evening of poetry with Srikanth Reddy, Ed Roberson, Suzanne Buffam, and the Newberry’s Liesl Olson.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
This event is being held at Sketchbook Brewing Company’s new Skokie taproom. Tickets ($10 per person) are limited due to social distancing requirements. Registration opens September 23.
Monday, October 12, 2020
What can books from the early modern period tell us about Indigenous foodways, and what do they miss? How have Indigenous peoples preserved traditional foodways in spite of settler-colonialism, and how does this work continue today? Join us for a virtual conversation about how Indigenous foodways have been represented, appropriated, and misunderstood throughout history.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A Conversation with Jill Wine-Banks and Peter Slevin
In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Jill Wine-Banks and Peter Slevin will explore our fascination with presidential politics and scandal, while also addressing journalists’ responsibilities in covering politics and the challenges of writing about individuals who live and work in the White House.
Friday, October 30, 2020
A virtual conversation with Susan Dackerman (Stanford University) and Pedro Raposo (Adler Planetarium)
In this virtual conversation, Renaissance print scholar Susan Dackerman and historian of science Pedro Raposo will discuss the workings of early modern scientific instruments and their depiction on paper.