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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 9, 2020Friday, May 7, 2021
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. Gender plays a critical role in understanding, displaying, and experiencing modes of power across a wide range of cultural activities, ca. 1100-1700.
Friday, November 13, 2020Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Center for Renaissance Studies (CRS) is pleased to announce a new series of virtual conversations on premodern critical race studies and Indigenous studies. Each hour-long session will feature a conversation between scholars across professional generations about foundational works and the current state of the field. See below for a full list of session topics and speakers.
Monday, January 4, 2021Monday, March 15, 2021
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This virtual course will introduce you to methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of medieval and early modern cultures. 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.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Lusitania Liberata: Images in the Service of Diplomacy, Urte Krass
Monday, February 8, 2021Saturday, February 13, 2021
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 19, 2021
“Everyday Apocalypse: Middle English Literature and Climate Catastrophe,”Shannon Gayk, Indiana University
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
In this virtual program, actress Erin Sloan will speak with members of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago about how the real-life events of the Gunpowder Plot and the figure of conspirator Guy Fawkes wove their way into Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
“Deafness and Sensibility,” Jason Farr, Marquette University
Friday, March 12, 2021
Impious doubts and doubtful pieties: Iconography, hagiography and the graphic arts in the late fifteenth to early seventeenth centuries, Grażyna Jurkowlaniec
Friday, March 19, 2021Friday, March 26, 2021
This virtual workshop explores typical problems and situations that engage the interest of medieval book historians. Through readings, discussion, and analysis of primary sources, participants will gain experience in a flexible, inventive methodology, and an understanding of how the study of surviving medieval books contributes to the study of medieval literary culture in general.
Friday, March 26, 2021
“Epidemics and Epistemologies: Experiencing Illness in Colonial Yucatán,”Ryan Kashanipour, University of Arizona