Calendar

E.g., 09/15/2014
E.g., 09/15/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War

In the fall of 2014, the Newberry will mark the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm

In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, the history of the Midwest has been sadly neglected. In addition to outlining the centrality of the Midwest to crucial moments in American history, Jon K. Lauck resurrects the long-forgotten stories of the institutions founded by an earlier generation of midwestern historians.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : The Unusual Case of Eunice Tietjens, Poet and War Correspondent

4 pm

When writer Eunice Tietjens left Chicago in 1917 to become a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and spend sixteen months covering the Great War, the editors of Poetry magazine printed a special farewell.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Medieval Britain 1066-1307 through Historical Fiction

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Explore the highlights of Medieval British history– including the Norman Conquest, the Anarchy, the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland, and the Conquest of Wales–through quality historical fiction. Novels by Morgan Llywelyn, Sharon Penman, and others will introduce the period.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
It Didn't All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Worried that the Fire burned your chances of discovering what Chicago was like in its early days? Think again! Join us as we explore a gold mine of pre-Fire treasures, many drawn from the Newberry’s collections, including maps, diaries, church records, newspapers, and sheet music.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Twentieth Century Classical Music: Evolution, Revolution, or Bust

2 - 4 pm

Was the twentieth century a musical wasteland from which emerged a plethora of inspired ideas but only a few that can stand the test of time? Or was it a wonderland of new sounds and images that have inspired and enriched the music of today?

Thursday, September 18, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
No Exit for Art: European Drama, 1906-1968

6 - 7:30 pm

This class is full and registration has closed.

This lecture and discussion-based seminar will examine the rich period of European theater from the first half of the twentieth century.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Source Of Stories: Writing From Your Experience and Imagination

10 am – Noon

This class is full and registration has closed.

Writing begins with you. In this workshop we will learn how to organize our lives and our writing as well as reach into our own experiences and imaginations to produce stories of any length. Through a step-by-step process, we will explore where stories come from, how to begin them, and how to tell them.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Victoria and Edward VII: The British Monarchy, 1837–1910

10 am - Noon

The Victorian and Edwardian periods encompassed enormous social, political, and cultural changes.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Inanna: Sumeria's Erotic Goddess, and Solomon's Song

 1 – 3 pm

Inanna’s story may be the oldest on earth. In it, the goddess copes with a serpent-infested tree, tricks the god of wisdom, builds human civilization, delights in extravagant sexual joy, and descends to the underworld.

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