The workshop, led by co-curators of the Newberry’s Seeing Race before Race exhibition, explores how scholars can use the medieval and early modern past to help diverse audiences grapple with contemporary challenges. Through discussions, hands-on work with Newberry collection items, and exercises in the galleries, participants will consider how to effectively use material objects (books, documents, maps, visual art, etc.) to create moments of curiosity and instruction for uninitiated viewers through public programs and exhibition spaces.
This program is free and open to all, but space is limited. Priority will be given to applicants from Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium institutions. Consortium members may be eligible to receive travel funds to cover the costs of attending this program.