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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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E.g., 09/23/2021
E.g., 09/23/2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021Thursday, December 9, 2021
Center for Renaissance Studies Undergraduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Centuries before television, smartphones, and social media, books were the primary means by which people made sense of the world around them. In cultures throughout the world, manuscripts and printed materials of all kinds were used to archive professional and personal lives, cultivate relationships with the divine, care for minds and bodies, and visualize faraway lands and peoples.
Friday, October 1, 2021
In fall 2022, Attending to Premodern Women will return with a three-day conference focused on the theme of “Performance” at the Newberry Library. Formerly known as “Attending to Early Modern Women,” the 2022 meeting will expand the scope of the conference to include scholars representing the ancient, classical, and medieval periods.
Friday, October 15, 2021
This workshop takes a long view of the effects of technological change on word-image relations. Beginning with the print resources of the Newberry, we will ask the following questions: How were particular methods of visual and verbal representation key to the organization of knowledge in the early modern period?
Saturday, October 16, 2021
The Anonymous Neapolitan: Faustina Pignatelli and the Bologna Academy of Sciences, Paula Findlen, Stanford University
Friday, October 22, 2021Friday, May 20, 2022
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. The movement of people, things and ideas deeply shaped medieval and early modern literature, philosophy, art, music and culture.
Friday, October 22, 2021
This virtual roundtable celebrates the launch of Trans Historical: Gender Plurality Before the Modern (Cornell University Press, 2021), a multidisciplinary edited collection that explores the politics, poetics, and aesthetics of trans histories prior to modernity.
Friday, November 19, 2021
This roundtable of local Dante specialists will take the various global celebrations of the Dante centenary as a starting point for a discussion of the state of the field. Cosponsored with Notre Dame’s Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Chicago.
Friday, December 3, 2021
This workshop introduces participants to the history and methods of Early Modern Critical Race Studies (EMCRS).
Friday, December 10, 2021
Dante’s Commedia, with its emphasis on ineffability, bears witness to a crisis of representation concerning God, but more generally with regard to reality. Dante’s contemporary, John Duns Scotus feels the same crisis and works out a response of world-historical significance.