Programs and Events | Newberry

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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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, January 11, 2019Friday, March 15, 2019
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Consolation of Philosophy, written early in the sixth century by the Roman philosopher and statesman Boethius, was among the most influential works of literature in medieval Europe.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
“O, why should nature build so foul a den, Unless the gods delight in tragedies?”
Thursday, January 24, 2019Saturday, January 26, 2019
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies in Europe, the Americas, and the Mediterranean world.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
This performance will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath love’s mind of any judgement taste; Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste. And therefore is love said to be a child Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Once upon a time were we ever premodern?
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Acoustics, Magic, and Milton’s A Masque
Saturday, March 9, 2019
A Defense of Leisure Reading