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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., 08/22/2017
E.g., 08/22/2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
Join Newberry Conservation Services as they fearlessly walk you through some of the ways they battle against the evils of deterioration. Hear how Conservation staff members defend Newberry materials against unwanted pests and create amazing custom housing to protect individual items.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought – Pablo Picasso
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
John F. Kennedy was a voracious reader and he put his reading to work in his speeches.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mischief, Rules, and Lessons
Free and open to the public; no registration required
This month, join in a unique interactive melange of music and story activities, from long ago through today, from the Newberry collection, including selections from Why Be a Goop?, Tales for Youth, Madlenka’s Dog, and Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra: Curious Creatures ABC. We’ll close with a hands-on Musical Instrument Petting Zoo!
Thursday, September 14, 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017
Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
The third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, this three-day conference at the Newberry is sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive, Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The overall goal of the Politics of Conversion series is to develop new understandings within the following three areas of inquiry:
Thursday, September 14, 2017Wednesday, December 27, 2017
In Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700, visitors will see the Reformation through the eyes of the people who experienced the transformations it spread across Europe and the Americas: preachers and teachers, travelers and traders, writers and printers.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
A new play by Rowan Williams
Free and open to the public; no registration required
While many theories surround Shakespeare’s “Lost Years,” between the time he left Stratford-Upon-Avon and his arrival in London, one centers on the possibility that he spent time in Lancashire as a teacher on the estate of Alexander Hoghton, a wealthy Catholic landowner, whose home was a safe house for Catholic priests under persecution from the crown.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
This fall the Lyric Opera of Chicago, in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, is mounting an exciting new production of the 1774 Paris version of Christoph Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice.