E.g., 09/22/2014
E.g., 09/22/2014
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, September 24, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : World War I Comes to the Newberry

4 pm

This fall the Newberry marks the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions: Chicago, Europe, and the Great War, drawn from the Newberry’s collection, and American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, a traveling show from the Franco-American Museum in Blérancourt, France.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps : A Meet the Author Event

1 pm

Maps have long exerted a special fascination—as beautiful works of art and as practical navigational tools. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Conversations at the Newberry: Neil Steinberg and Thomas Dyja Discuss Chicago as the Second City

6 pm

Responding to a canon of criticism of Chicago that dates back at least to the mid-twentieth century (and a recent contribution to which came from Rachel Shteir in the New York Times), writers Thomas Dyja and Neil Steinberg will debate Chicago as the Second City and its place in American history and culture.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : A Tale of Three Cities: Adventures at Rare Book School

4 pm

Three staff members attended Rare Book School classes over the summer. Karen’s was “The Medieval Manuscript in the Twenty-First Century,” held in Philadelphia; participants explored theoretical issues involved in digitizing medieval materials and used Omeka to create an online exhibition.

Saturday, October 4, 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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm

Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the twentieth century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2014-15 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Meanings of Justice in New World Empires: Settler and Indigenous Law as Counterpoints

9 am to 5 pm

Currently full; sign up for the wait list

Understandings of justice differed among New World empires and among the settlers, imperial officials, and Indigenous peoples within each one. This conference will focus on the array of meanings of justice, their emergence and transformation, and the implications of adopting one or another definition.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
Open House Chicago at the Newberry : Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

9 am - 4 pm (last tour will start at 3:45 pm)

The Newberry is proud to be part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s fouth-annual Open House Chicago.Take a 10-minute guided tour of the Newberry Library including the Gilded Age lobby, reference room, and the caged elevator mentioned in the bestselling novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Carolyn Steedman, “Nothing to say but itself”: Writing at the End of the Early Modern Era in England

1 pm

Please register by 10 am Friday, October 17

I had finished working on one of the strangest texts I have ever encountered, Low- Life. Or, One Half of the World Know Not How the Other Half Live, with all the doubts it raises about representation, writing, and history as both of those things, when I found Michel Foucault on the topic of writing itself.