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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.

E.g., 10/22/2018
E.g., 10/22/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Led by Harrison Sherrod. Four sessions, 1 - 2:30 pm
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Our so-called “age of anxiety” is also the age that, much to its peril, has dismissed philosophy as neither a worthwhile academic pursuit nor a guide to living well. This course will ask: why is anxiety a philosophical problem, and how might philosophy help combat our anxiety?
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Led by Will Hansen. Four sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
In his masterpiece novellas Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville presents three fascinating narratives revolving around the same question: how can an individual resist overwhelming injustice and oppression?