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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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Friday, October 22, 2021Friday, May 20, 2022
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. The movement of people, things and ideas deeply shaped medieval and early modern literature, philosophy, art, music and culture.
Thursday, January 6, 2022Thursday, March 10, 2022
All too often in popular culture and political media, trans people are misrepresented as “new”—an “invention” of our present moment. But trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming communities have a long and rich history.
Monday, January 17, 2022Saturday, January 29, 2022
This annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across all fields of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.
Friday, February 4, 2022
Mediterranean Displacements: Morisco Migrations in the Sixteenth Century, Mayte Green-Mercado, Rutgers University-Newark
Friday, February 11, 2022
Participants in this full-day workshop will learn through examples about the constituent elements of books and how to “read” their meanings and significance.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
This Seminar has been Postponed. Tituba’s Eighteenth Century, SJ Zhang, University of Chicago
Friday, February 25, 2022
It has been nearly 50 years since Professor Eric Cochrane of the University of Chicago published Florence in the Forgotten Centuries, 1527-1800: A History of Florence and the Florentines in the Age of the Grand Dukes (1973), a book that has inspired generations of scholars.
Friday, February 25, 2022
The Legend of Troy in the Middle Ages: Imagining Migration as Regeneration, Elena N. Boeck, DePaul University
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Schooling Milton: Monism and Social Ontology in Milton’s Educational Prose, Jeff Gore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, April 8, 2022
This workshop will explore the intersections of literary studies, digital humanities, and methods for sharing materials that are not born digital to a wide audience. To stage the conversation, we will use a 1648 publication by Thomas Gage, The English-American, housed in the Newberry’s collection, as a case study.
Friday, April 8, 2022
This workshop will explore the intersections of literary studies, digital humanities, and methods for sharing materials that are not born digital to a wide audience. To stage the conversation, we will use a 1648 publication by Thomas Gage, The English-American, housed in the Newberry’s collection, as a case study.
Thursday, April 14, 2022Friday, April 15, 2022
Call for Proposals
Friday, April 22, 2022
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
The Edward E. Ayer Collection of rare books and manuscripts contained 4,000 rare colonial documents from New Spain when it was given to the Newberry Library in 1911.