The eighteenth-century vogue for pictures of women perusing love letters not only marked the age’s affection for epistolarity, it also emblematized the “papered century,” named for the period’s unprecedented proliferation of monetary notes and credit instruments.
Celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday by joining us for our next “Conversation at the Newberry,” when Chicago Shakespeare Theater Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Gail Kern Paster, director emerita of the Folger Shakespeare Library, discuss Shakespeare as literature, and as performance.
Despite traditional taboos on clerical involvement in armed conflict and arms-bearing in general, Catholic clergy became key military and political actors at the height of the French Wars of Religion.
10 am - 12:30 pm
“T were all one
That I should love a bright particular star
And think to wed it, he is so above me”
Using Dan Brown’s book as a jumping off point, Inferno Revealed will offer readers of Brown’s Inferno an engaging introduction to Dante and his world. Inferno Revealed explores how Dante made himself the protagonist of The Divine Comedy, something no other epic poet has done, the ramifications of which have not yet been fully explored.
During the first half of the 20th century, labor unions, radicals, and reformers in the U.S. launched a surprising array of educational programs aimed at shaping the minds of working class adults. Belief in the old adage that “Knowledge is Power” was a common impulse among street corner speakers, bohemian open forums, labor colleges, radical publishers, and settlement house classes.
6 - 8 pm
Join us at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House for our inaugural Junior Associates Pub Night. Connect with other fans and supporters of the Newberry, learn more about the library, and enjoy some complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
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.
Celia and David Hilliard and Christine and Michael Pope, 2014 Newberry Library Award Dinner Co-chairs, invite you to the Annual Award Dinner honoring Roger Baskes.