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The Newberry Library Colloquium

Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

4 – 5 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Chris Cantwell, Assistant Director, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture and Daniel Greene, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs

The Scholl Center received a Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run a multiyear program on integrating religious pluralism into the humanities curriculum. This project brought teams of community college faculty and sponsoring administrators from six campuses to the Newberry in the summers of 2012 and 2013. The faculty attended seminars with leading scholars of American religious pluralism and conducted research in the library’s collection to design curricular material. Join us as we talk about the program, discuss the NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, and share some of the primary sources our visiting faculty uncovered.

The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon in the Towner Fellows’ Lounge. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.