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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, January 23, 2019
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
For the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, this exhibition highlights the many facets of his work, illustrating how he has been perceived and repurposed over the past 200 years.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
In the Schilder-Boeck of 1604, Van Mander introduces yellow and vermilion as the brightest and most splendid of all the colors, both being associated, although in different ways, with gold. Whereas yellow and gold share similarities in appearance, vermilion and gold are (al)chemically related since both are believed to be combinations of sulfur and mercury.