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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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E.g., 10/21/2021
E.g., 10/21/2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021Thursday, December 9, 2021
Center for Renaissance Studies Undergraduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Centuries before television, smartphones, and social media, books were the primary means by which people made sense of the world around them. In cultures throughout the world, manuscripts and printed materials of all kinds were used to archive professional and personal lives, cultivate relationships with the divine, care for minds and bodies, and visualize faraway lands and peoples.
Friday, October 22, 2021
This virtual roundtable celebrates the launch of Trans Historical: Gender Plurality Before the Modern (Cornell University Press, 2021), a multidisciplinary edited collection that explores the politics, poetics, and aesthetics of trans histories prior to modernity.
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.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Olevum olivarum: Stradano’s Engraving and the New Art of Olive-Oil Making in Sixteenth-Century Tuscany, Delia Moldovan, University of Warwick
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Beyond Sexuality in Early Modern Literature, Patrick McGrath
Friday, November 19, 2021
This virtual roundtable of local Dante specialists will take the various global celebrations of the Dante septcentenary as a starting point for a discussion of the state of the field. Cosponsored with Notre Dame’s Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Chicago.
Friday, December 3, 2021
This workshop introduces participants to the history and methods of Early Modern Critical Race Studies (EMCRS).
Friday, December 10, 2021
Dante’s Commedia, with its emphasis on ineffability, bears witness to a crisis of representation concerning God, but more generally with regard to reality. Dante’s contemporary, John Duns Scotus feels the same crisis and works out a response of world-historical significance.
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
Call for Proposals