Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015
Love on Paper

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, spanning the centuries and the globe – especially when expressed on paper. That’s precisely why the Newberry’s Love on Paper displays such an eclectic array of collection items, ranging from proclamations and pictures to cynical put-downs and comical send-ups of love.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Weaving Baskets and Alliances: American Indian Sovereignty in the Jim Crow South

4 pm

Although Native American production of cultural objects for the early 20th-century arts-and-crafts market has been subjected to plenty of fruitful study, the intricate relationships that Indigenous craftspeople forged with patrons and consumers warrants closer scrutiny.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Genealogy Saturday with D. Joshua Taylor

9 am - 2:45 pm

Full day workshop, sponsored by the Newberry and the Chicago Genealogical Society, featuring popular genealogist D. Joshua Taylor, of Who Do You Think You Are (NBC and TLC) and Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) fame.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Building an Online Tool for French Renaissance Paleography

4 pm

The Center for Renaissance Studies, working with partners in Toronto and St. Louis, is creating a website for French Renaissance paleography, using manuscripts from the Newberry collection. The project is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest : A Meet the Author Program

6 pm

Challenging traditional histories of abolition, historian Stacey Robertson shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest.

Saturday, March 14, 2015
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.

Monday, March 16, 2015 to Friday, June 12, 2015
Exploration 2015 : The 29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Chicago in Ten Stories : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm

Richard Fizdale’s 999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories is a finely interwoven composite of Chicago during one of the most explosive moments in its history.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : "Our Own Flesh and Blood?" Indians and Moravians in the Ohio Country

4 pm

Eighteenth century Moravian mission towns offer a unique lens through which to view the evolution of Indian and American identity.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Dante Lecture
Arielle Saiber, The Rainbow Fire-Breathing Topology and Combinatorics of Dante’s Trinity

2 pm

The registration deadline has passed.

2015 will mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri in 1265, and the 31st year since the first Lectura Dantis Newberrania.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Chicago and Milwaukee: Siblings and Strangers in a Shrinking World : Chicago / Midwest History

1 pm

Both cities came to life as Great Lakes ports, grew to become industrial giants, and attracted newcomers from all over the world. Milwaukee and Chicago have parallel histories, but they have not evolved as regional partners. The relationship between these conjoined twins has been marked by rivalry and resentment, often one-sided, that goes far beyond the Packers and the Bears.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago : A Meet the Author Program

6 pm

It was the biggest funeral Chicago had seen since Lincoln’s. On May 26, 1889, 4,000 mourners proceeded down Michigan Avenue, followed by a crowd 40,000 strong, in a howl of protest at what commentators called one of the ghastliest and most curious crimes in civilized history. The dead man, Dr. P.H.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : From Pat-Riot to Patriot: Caricatures of the Irish in the American Press

4 pm

In the late nineteenth century the American press frequently portrayed the Irish as drunk and feckless. In cartoons the Irish were often represented as apes. This colloquium will discuss a selection of anti-Irish cartoons.