Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : "Boy, I Sure Wish I Was in Rome!"

4 – 5 pm

In March of last year, Russell Maret, perhaps the best fine printer in the U.S., published a limited edition of a tired, ten-year-old text by the Newberry’s Wing curator, Paul Gehl. Entitled A Meditation in Rome, the collaboration grew out of a casual dinner conversation about the Pantheon and the inscription on its facade.

Friday, January 11, 2013
History of the Book Lecture
Jeffrey Masten : Toward Queerer Book History

2 pm

How can the history of the book engage more fully with recent developments in the history of Renaissance sexualities? Professor Masten will consider a range of examples to think about same-sex male eroticism in and around early printed books, from the perspective of production as well as reception.

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, March 15, 2013
Graduate Seminar
Eileen Joy and Anna Klosowska: Asceticism, Eroticism, and the Premodern Foucault : Revisiting Foucault’s History of Sexuality through Medieval and Early Modern Sources

2- 5 pm

This seminar will focus on rereading Foucault’s History of Sexuality (both the three published volumes as well as additional published materials intended for a fourth volume) in relation to hagiographic narratives from the Late Antique, Old English, and Middle English traditions and to medieval and early modern literary texts on love in French (in translation).

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Getting Away with Murder: "Benefit of Clergy" across the Atlantic, 1500-1800

4 – 5 pm

Following the English Reformation, Parliament granted the “benefit of clergy” to subjects across the kingdom. This privilege allowed first-offenders a reprieve from execution. Claimants of this mercy were instead branded with a hot iron and sent home.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Maps and Map Use in the Naturalization of the Argentinean National Territory

5:30 – 7 pm

During the formation of the Argentinean state in the second half of the nineteenth century its ruling elites sought to both organize state administration and to promote a new national identity. To achieve these goals they promoted education, the professionalization of the national army, the creation of common currency, and, of course, the definition of the national territory.

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: A Woman Killed with Kindness

10 am

“Oh God, Oh God! That it were possible to undo things done; to call back yesterday!”

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm

How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Tapping Genealogical Sources for Scholarly Research

4 – 5 pm

Local and family history sources can enrich any historical research concerned with the lives of individuals. What are these sources and why would you want to use them? Join the genealogy reference staff as they discuss genealogical methods and explore the natural affinity between genealogists and scholars of history.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Listening to Mohawk Women : Oral Tradition and Historiography

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

In contrast to considerable scholarship on Iroquoian diplomacy, warfare, and religion, there is surprisingly little research on post-contact eighteenth-century Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Saturday, January 26, 2013
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Monday, January 28, 2013 to Saturday, April 13, 2013
Politics, Piety, and Poison: French Pamphlets, 1600–1800

This exhibition displays French pamphlets published during the transitional period from the Ancien Régime to the French Revolution. They served as modes of dissemination and diversion, teaching tools and educational models, and the foundation for current and future scholarly projects.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Curator's Talk and Gallery Walk: Politics, Piety, and Poison: French Pamphlets, 1600-1800

4 – 5 pm

What do kings, nuns, and poisoners have in common? They are all featured in the Newberry’s French pamphlet collections, recently cataloged as part of a three-year project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Join curator Jessica Grzegorski for a tour as she shares the enduring stories behind these four ephemeral collections: the French Revolution Collectio