Programs and Events | Newberry

Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021Saturday, March 5, 2022
A Half-Century of Revolutionary Storytelling
Following guidelines from public health officials, we’ve updated our visitor policy. Learn more.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Virtual event - register now
In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Tiya Miles will be joined by Megan Sweeney, whose lyric essays and writings on African American literature and incarceration also engage with material culture. Their conversation will focus on the ways that women exercise agency under significant constraints and find meaning and beauty amid pain.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Colonial History Lecture: Eric Hinderaker
Virtual event - register now
In this installment of the Colonial History Lecture Series, historian Eric Hinderaker will delve into the resistance movements, international warfare, imperial crises, and struggles for independence that transformed the Western Hemisphere from 1775-1825.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Virtual event - register now
Join Laura Edwards in conversation with historian Margaret Storey, as they discuss what dresses, bedlinens, waistcoats, pantaloons, shoes, and kerchiefs can tell us about the legal status of the least powerful members of 19th-century American society.
Friday, February 25, 2022Saturday, June 25, 2022
Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along the northern and southern borders of the US, across the continent’s interior, and up and down the Mississippi River.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Wing Foundation Lecture on the History of the Book
In-person event - registration opens February 1, 2022
In this free public lecture, Claire Bourne illuminates how typographic decision-making—from typefaces to page design—has shaped how we read and engage with Shakespeare.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Katrina Phillips (Red Cliff Ojibwe) in conversation with Joseph Whitson
In-person event - registration opens February 1, 2022
Join historians Katrina Phillips and Joseph Whitson in conversation as they draw on the interconnected themes of tourism, American expansion, and Native histories.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
In-person event - registration opens February 1, 2022
Veteran genealogists Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt will introduce researchers of all levels to several topics in Irish genealogical research and share how to get started with researching emigrant ancestors from the north of Ireland.