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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., 04/18/2019
E.g., 04/18/2019
Friday, October 5, 2018Friday, April 26, 2019
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar will examine the material text in Europe, from the later Middle Ages through the early modern period (1300–1700). We will consider the production and circulation of manuscripts and early printed books, with a broad focus: we will range across descriptive bibliography (i.e.
Friday, April 26, 2019
European Christianity in the Age of Paper
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty
The goal of the workshop is to introduce graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty to research methodologies involved in studying the codicology of European manuscripts - the material aspects of books made by hand between 1200 and 1500.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Where are the Animals in the History of Sexuality?
Thursday, May 2, 2019Friday, May 3, 2019
What was new in the renaissance? What were some of the catalysts for change? How did globalization affect technology in the early modern period?
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
That disease Of which all old men sicken,—avarice. A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Peter Garino.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Unlearning Value: Praise, Risk, and Repetition in Paradise Lost
Monday, July 8, 2019Friday, July 26, 2019
At the Newberry Library
This three-week institute will offer intensive training in the accurate reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods. The instruction is intended to enable scholars in various fields of specialization to acquire the skills to work with primary sources.