Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Rings have been exchanged as love tokens since antiquity, with the hoop’s never-ending circle symbolizing eternal love and devotion. This seminar examines the history of engagement and wedding rings from 1500 to today. Come discover which gemstones were most popular, how the Claddagh ring first developed, and why rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger.
One session. Registration – $50/$45
A cultural historian and lecturer, Emilie M. Brinkman holds a Ph.D. in European history from Purdue University. She specializes in the history of British politics, queenship and fashion.
No Required Reading