E.g., 10/30/2014
E.g., 10/30/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Music of the First World War : An Exhibition Lecture and Performance

6 pm

Join musicologist William Brooks and historian Deniz Ertan as they explore how World War One sheet music was created, reproduced, and received by people who performed and heard it. Music from the exhibition, Chicago, Europe, and the Great War, will be performed as well.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Chicago's Greatest Year: 1893

1:30 pm

The Chicago Genealogical Society and the Newberry present Chicago’s Greatest Year: 1893, an author talk by Joseph Gustaitis.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
D'Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture Series
"John Evans and the Question of Genocide," Dr. Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm lecture

Dr. Ned Blackhawk, an award-winning scholar and Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, will be delivering the first of a new series of public lectures at the Newberry Library by distinguished scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Newberry Colloquium : New Aquisitions in Americana

4 pm

For more than a century, the Newberry has been known as one of the country’s premier libraries for research in American history and culture.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Interpreting Indian Slavery in the English Atlantic

4 pm

Indian slavery was widespread in the early modern Atlantic world, even if it has not received as much attention by historians as African slavery. Enslaved Indians were present in virtually every European colony in the New World, often serving in households and on farms and plantations, usually alongside of enslaved Africans.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
A Celebration of Indigenous Dance : A Stone Camryn History of Dance Lecture and Performance

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program

Join us for a celebration of American Indian and Indigenous dance in honor of National Native American Heritage Month. Performances will feature Chicago-based Indigenous dance and music groups, including the Black Hawk Performance Company, Ke Kula Kupa`a O ka Pakipika traditional chanting and Hula, and Nuahalli Aztec Dancers.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Milton Seminar
Daniel Shore: Milton, Search, and the History of Style

12 noon

Please register by 10 am Friday, November 14

Though scholarship on style has been quick to take advantage of the increased sophistication, power, and scope of current quantitative methods, it has neglected the potential of another seemingly more rudimentary digital tool. Search, Professor Shore argues, can transform the way we investigate and understand the history of style.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Jane Addams, Peace, and Anti-War Activism : An Exhibition Program

1 pm

In partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Institut Français in Paris, and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Newberry presents a public program on Jane Addams, pacifism, and contemporary reflections on anti-war activism, with readings of World War I solders’ poetry by DePaul University students.