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Newberry Colloquium

The Newberry Colloquium is a weekly opportunity for the Newberry community to come together and learn about research or projects being conducted by our staff, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and other invited speakers. Colloquium events are open to the Newberry community and the general public. Colloquia topics usually relate to the Newberry’s collection, and presentations are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium convenes on Wednesday afternoons in Towner Fellows’ Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Newberry. Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm, with the talk beginning at 4 pm. A brief discussion follows each presentation. No reservations are required in order to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A Newberry Colloquium
Free and open to the public; no registration required
During the 1620s, churches throughout Italy scaled back musical expenditures due to shrinking coffers from war and plague.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
A Newberry Colloquium
Free and open to the public; no registration required
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Newberry’s world-renowned John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing. Jill Gage will celebrate this milestone with a discussion of recent acquisitions for the collection. Come hear about books from the 16th-21st centuries, type specimens, manuscripts, artifacts, artist’s books, ephemera, and more.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
Free and open to the public; no registration required
Corr-Proust is a new, open-access digital edition of the letters of the French novelist Marcel Proust.