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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., 12/13/2017
E.g., 12/13/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Who Designed This Upside Down System? Coal Miners’ Place in a New Energy Regime
Friday, January 12, 2018
American Civil War Debt: An International Perspective
Friday, January 19, 2018
Newcomers: Migration and Poverty Work in Chicago, 1956 to 1964
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Television, National Belonging, and Retro-Ephemerality in Tan Lin’s Insomnia and the Aunt (2011) and Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (2004)
Friday, January 26, 2018
John Murphy: Flesh: Ivan Albright and Antihumanism Kelsey Malone: Enid Yandell and the White Rabbits: Crafting a Career in Sculpture in the White City
Friday, February 2, 2018
Sarah Fenster’s Neighborhood: Demography, Community, and One Child’s Life in 1900 Jewish Philadelphia
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Prophet, Priest, and Republican Theorist: Thomas Shepard and the Formation of the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts PLEASE NOTE: THIS SEMINAR WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL OF 2018.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Daniel Morales–Entre Aquí y Allá: The Paths of Migration and Emigration Control in Mexico 1920-1930 Jessica Ordaz–Border Policing, Runaway Detainees, and Labor Exploitation in California’s Imperial Valley, 1945-1949
Friday, February 16, 2018
Alcohol in the Garden of Eden: The Cider Boom in England, 1650-1763
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Collecting Chicago Design: Who Should Do It, When, and Where
Friday, February 23, 2018
Book Launch Seminar: Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement
Friday, February 23, 2018
Becoming White Collar: Schools, Skills, and the Origins of American Inequality
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Subjection, Abstraction, Dissent: Hybrid Forms and the Neo-slave Narrative
Friday, March 2, 2018
The Great Epizootic of 1872: Animals, Capitalism, and Catastrophe in North America
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Lyman Trumbull and the Fateful Paradox of the War for the Union
Friday, March 9, 2018
Rebeca Hey-Colon–Anzaldúa y Yemayá: Unraveling the Cultural Threads of Water Tala Khanmalek–Open Wounds: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands La Frontera and the 1917 Bath Riots
Friday, March 9, 2018
Barbara Dobschuetz: Fundamentalism And American Urban Culture: Community and Religious Identity in Paul Rader’s Chicago, 1915-1937. Andrew MacDonald: In the Evangelical Sense: The Swing Trial and Late Nineteenth-Century Urban Protestantism