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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., 08/17/2017
E.g., 08/17/2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
John F. Kennedy was a voracious reader and he put his reading to work in his speeches.
Thursday, September 14, 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017
Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
The third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, this three-day conference at the Newberry is sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive, Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The overall goal of the Politics of Conversion series is to develop new understandings within the following three areas of inquiry:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
A new play by Rowan Williams
Free and open to the public; no registration required
While many theories surround Shakespeare’s “Lost Years,” between the time he left Stratford-Upon-Avon and his arrival in London, one centers on the possibility that he spent time in Lancashire as a teacher on the estate of Alexander Hoghton, a wealthy Catholic landowner, whose home was a safe house for Catholic priests under persecution from the crown.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
By invitation only
Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Additional details will be added later. We invite participants to arrive early to attend our Symposium on Early Modern Studies, “Politics of Conversion,” September 14 to 16.