The Newberry celebrates its quasquicentennial with an exhibition of 125 of the millions of books, maps, manuscript pages, drawings, and photographs in its collection–these featured items not only creating a neat parallelism (125 items for 125 years of existence) but also embodying the Newberry’s mission to provide relevant research and learning opportunities for the public of Chicag
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Explore the 125-year evolution of the Newberry from its 1887 opening as a “Library of Reference” to its 2012 presence as a renowned research institution and “center for the humanities” that remains free and open to the public.
This is not a tale of bloody and doomed battles with settlers and the U.S. Army, which casts Native Americans as mere victims of U.S. expansionism. Instead, This Indian Country describes how, for more than two hundred years, Native American political activists have petitioned courts and campaigned for public opinion, seeking redress and change from the American government.
Dante is often characterized as the pioneer of a European vernacularization movement that had in fact been going on long enough for him to take his distance from it. This paper considers Dante’s engagement with antiquity against the background of the contradictory impulses of foreignization and domestication in the translating practices of his day.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
1 - 4 pm
“Publishing at the University of Paris, ca. 1300: The Reportationes of John Duns Scotus’ Parisian Lectures on the ‘Sentences’ ”
4 – 5 pm
On May 22, 1889 the naked body of a badly beaten man was pulled from a sewer in Lake View. Over the course of the next eight months details of the murder of Dr. Patrick Cronin dominated the newspapers in Chicago and spread across the English-speaking world. Cronin’s funeral was the largest Chicago had seen since Lincoln’s cortege passed through the city in 1865.
4 – 5 pm
Have you ever wondered what a family in Victorian-era Chicago like the Blatchfords baked in their kitchen on La Salle Street? Or what peasants in medieval Europe feasted upon after the autumn harvest? Are you curious about the festive food traditions of colonial Latin America?
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
This paper examines the extent of the “Covenant Chain” of the Iroquois Confederacy in terms of its connections to other Indian Nations of the Northeast during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Over the past decade a number of remnant Eastern tribes, have attempted a renewal of these past relationships.
The first Bible produced in North America, in 1663, was printed not in English—or some other European tongue—but in an Algonquian language known as Massachusett (also called Wampanoag).
4 – 5 pm
It’s here! It’s live! And it’s spectacular! Teacher Programs is thrilled to announce the launch of the long-awaited Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom website. The website presents high resolution images of maps, songs, political cartoons, letters, and provocative text excerpts that are organized by theme and complement our professional development seminars.