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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, October 19, 2022
A Newberry Colloquium
Among the treasures that the Newberry Library protects, AYER MS 1485 stands out for its singularities. This compendium of sermons in the Nahuatl language, prepared in the 16th century by the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and a group of native collaborators, is one of the most important sources for the study of the evangelization process that occurred in Mexico.