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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

E.g., 09/23/2018
E.g., 09/23/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
By invitation only
Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Additional details will be added later.
Thursday, September 27, 2018Thursday, December 6, 2018
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This course will introduce you to methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of the premodern world. Over the past few decades, scholars in all fields of medieval and early modern studies have increasingly used digital resources to study and teach the premodern past.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
Following the Emblems and Empire symposium on September 27-28, this half-day workshop will provide students with the opportunity to examine emblem books from the Newberry’s collection in relation to their own research.
Friday, October 5, 2018Friday, April 26, 2019
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar will examine the material text in Europe, from the later Middle Ages through the early modern period (1300–1700). We will consider the production and circulation of manuscripts and early printed books, with a broad focus: we will range across descriptive bibliography (i.e.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students
This workshop will provide early-career graduate students with an introduction to medieval primary sources, especially manuscripts and early printed books.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
“Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.” A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by J. R. Sullivan.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Are We Global Yet? Africa and the Future of Representation in Eighteenth-Century Studies
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The New Oxford Edition Paradise Lost and the Poem’s Early Publishing History
Friday, November 16, 2018
Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty
Cartographic studies permeate all disciplines of early modern studies and inspire new perspectives on the renaissance world. Examining maps, atlases, and other cartographic material from the Newberry’s collections, participants will learn about the production, dissemination, and use of maps in the early modern period.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Slavery, Race and Renaissance Humanism in Early Modern Portuguese India