Saturday, November 1, 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.

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

Registration is now closed.

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 soldiers’ poetry by DePaul University students.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Knowledge and Technology: From Socrates to the Digital Age

2 pm to 5 pm

This week’s colloquium, to take place over the course of two full afternoons, will feature the research conducted by the undergraduates in this fall’s ACM-Newberry seminar in the humanities. These presentations are a great opportunity to learn about the seminar and its use of the Newberry’s collection through the students’ individual research.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Ana Castillo in Conversation with Jason Ruiz : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm

In celebration of the publication of the twentieth anniversary edition of Ana Castillo’s Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma, the author will discuss these ground-breaking essays with Jason Ruiz, who researches and teaches about American culture at the University of Notre Dame.