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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, July 18, 2018
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
When most people think of the Oceti Sakowin or the Sioux People, it conjures up images of feathered headdresses, figures like Sitting Bull, and events like our victory at the 1876 Battle of the Greasy Grass. Yet, the Tituwan or People of the Prairie did not simply vanish at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890. Instead, our history continues onto the present-day.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
This talk examines the implications of the visual representation of proverbial expressions in Renaissance Italian verses and calligraphic specimens held at the Newberry Library. It does so by considering proverbs and proverbial phrases as didactic and moral tools that can be used in texts connected to iconic elements.