Friday, March 1, 2013

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).

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.

Saturday, March 2, 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, March 6, 2013
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
The Extermination of Kennewick Man’s Authenticity through Discourse

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The Extermination of Kennewick Man’s Authenticity through Discourse examines the intersection of Baudrillard’s simulation and simulacra with Foucault’s construct biopolitics in the media discourse surrounding Kennewick Man—a 9,400 year‐old skeleton discovered in 1996.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Negotiating Change: Tonehaddlemah (Limping Woman) and Kiowa Society during the Progressive Era

4 – 5 pm

Who was Tonehaddlemah (Limping Woman), also known as Laura Patrick? How did Elbridge Ayer Burbank come to paint her portrait at Fort Sill in 1897? Using material from the Ayer Collection, this presentation examines these questions and more to illustrate how Tonehaddlemah and other Kiowa people navigated this challenging era.

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Friday, June 7, 2013
Exploration 2013: The 27th 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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : The Drama of Assassination in Early Modern France: Religion, Politics, and Emotion

4 – 5 pm

The assassination of Henri IV on May 14, 1610 brought with it fears of a return to the civil wars that had decimated France during the second half of the sixteenth century. In its aftermath, those close to the French crown orchestrated a propaganda campaign that had few precedents in European history.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Readings from the Recently Published Theater of Memory: New and Selected Poems by Mark Perlberg

5:30 pm reception; 6:15 pm program

Last fall Louisiana State University Press published a volume of new and selected poems by Mark Perlberg. To celebrate this publication, join Perlberg’s friends, former students, and fellow poets, as they read from this final volume and from their own work. The program will be introduced by Mark’s wife of many years, Anna Nessy Perlberg.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Manuscript Imaging and Research Outsourcing in the Florentine Archives Using the Bía Platform

The Bía Platform of the Medici Archive Project offers Renaissance scholars new approaches to digital humanities research. This online platform presents high-resolution digitized manuscript documents and a searchable interface to the massive Mediceo del Principato collection at the Archivio di Stato di Firenze.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Other Renaissance Programs
Conference on Early Modern Religious: Comparative Contexts

In the last thirty years, the study of early modern religious, especially women, has flourished. No longer reserved to historians of religion and spirituality, the field attracts scholars in multiple disciplines: women’s and gender studies, literature, history of art and music, social history, etc.—so much so, in fact, that we lose sight of its full interdisciplinary potential.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 and 1516 World Maps

5:30 pm – 7 pm

Chet Van Duzer will present material from the new book Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps (Library of Congress / Levenger Press), which he co-authored with John Hessler.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
The Indian Prince in London : Abolitionists and the Second Seminole War

In June 1843 American and British abolitionists convened in London for the second General World’s Anti-Slavery Convention. On the second day, delegates were treated to a visit from a Seminole Indian boy, who was introduced to the crowd as “a young Seminole Indian prince” named Nikkanochee.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : In Search of Mahler's Letters: Critical Sources in the Newberry Library

4 – 5 pm

In addition to Gustav Mahler’s engaging songs and symphonies, his letters contain important details about his life and works. Yet it has taken over a century for the correspondence to be published. Fifty publications, many in the Newberry’s collection, preserve important parts of the composer’s correspondence, while others contain clues about the recipients.