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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.

E.g., 03/27/2017
E.g., 03/27/2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
A recent survey of writers and literary critics by The New York Times found Toni Morrison’s Beloved the best work of American fiction of the past 25 years.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Reading Peter Carson’s superb new translation of Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych, together with his autobiographical Confession, and later Master and Man, we will examine the author’s lifelong quest for the secrets of human existence.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
As a female ruler in a man’s world, Queen Elizabeth I turned perceived disadvantages into strengths by inspiring the greatest creative talents of the English Renaissance.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Every surname has a meaning, and the study of them can give you a revealing glimpse into life in an earlier time. In this seminar, which will focus on English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish surnames…
Saturday, April 22, 2017
We’ll explore creating research & presentation plans, turning your piles of paper into files, completing heirloom inventories, as well as the basics of preserving documents, organizing…
Saturday, April 22, 2017
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The only descriptions of Atlantis appeared in Plato’s dialogues Critias and Timaeus, and ever since, the vanished island has inspired relentless quests for its discovery. Was Atlantis a mythical creation, real terra firma, or perhaps something in between?
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. This one-session course will show you where to begin tracing your family’s history in America.