Calendar

E.g., 10/22/2014
E.g., 10/22/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Brief History of a Type Face: From Venice in 1470 to Our Own Time : An Italian Cultural Institute / Italian Language Week Lecture

6 pm

The design of type in the twentieth century was largely a matter of historical revivals or revolts against historical models, so it raises all kinds of historiographical issues as well as aesthetic ones.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Celebrating the Legacy of Helen M. Hanson

4 pm

At this special colloquium, the Newberry will remember and celebrate with her family and friends the life and achievements of Helen M. Hanson, long-time student of her family’s history, and exceptionally generous Newberry donor.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: King Lear

10 am - 12:30 pm

No reservations or tickets required

Directed by Peter Garino

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Historic Libraries as Sites for Teaching Digital History

4 pm

The original (c.1878) library catalogue for St Ignatius College (precursor to Loyola University Chicago) has provided a surprisingly generative site for teaching digital history to undergraduate and graduate students.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Music of the First World War : An Exhibition Lecture and Performance

6 pm

Join musicologist William Brooks and historian Deniz Ertan as they explore how World War One sheet music was created, reproduced, and received by people who performed and heard it. Music from the exhibition, Chicago, Europe, and the Great War, will be performed as well.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Chicago's Greatest Year: 1893

1:30 pm

The Chicago Genealogical Society and the Newberry present Chicago’s Greatest Year: 1893, an author talk by Joseph Gustaitis.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
D'Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture Series
"John Evans and the Question of Genocide," Dr. Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm lecture

Dr. Ned Blackhawk, an award-winning scholar and Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, will be delivering the first of a new series of public lectures at the Newberry Library by distinguished scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Interpreting Indian Slavery in the English Atlantic

4 pm

Indian slavery was widespread in the early modern Atlantic world, even if it has not received as much attention by historians as African slavery. Enslaved Indians were present in virtually every European colony in the New World, often serving in households and on farms and plantations, usually alongside of enslaved Africans.

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