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E.g., 03/31/2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Scribes as Sculptors: Monastic Memory at Santa Maria de Ripoll

4 pm

The ways texts were copied and bound in eleventh- and twelfth-century manuscript miscellanies from Ripoll, and from other important abbeys at Moissac and Novalesa, reveal fascinating stories of monks as traveling scribes, artists, and preachers.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps : A Chicago Map Society Program

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program

From dragons and serpents to many-armed beasts that preyed on ships and sailors alike, sea monsters have terrified mariners across all ages and cultures and have become the subject of many tall tales from the sea.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Preserving the Evidence: The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation : The 2015 Symposium on the Book

8:30 am - 3 pm

Experts in the book world address a broad range of ethical issues that confront collectors of books, manuscripts, maps, and other works on paper or parchment. Speakers will also outline the challenges of preserving the evidence of our past, sometimes in the face of the conflicting interests of buyers, sellers, scholarly and other readers, binders, curators, and conservators.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Revenger's Tragedy, by Thomas Middleton

10 am - 12:30 pm

No reservations or tickets required

Directed by Peter Garino

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Pannill Camp, Masonic Ritual as Philosophy in Early Eighteenth-Century France

2 pm

Please register by 10 am Friday, April 24

The story of Freemasonry’s introduction into France in the early decades of the eighteenth century is also in part the story of Enlightenment philosophy’s reliance on performance activity. Radical philosophy and freethinking did not subsist only in the circulation of printed texts.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest : A Meet the Author Program

6 pm

Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by the Miami Indians at the age of thirteen, and adopted into the tribe, William Wells (1770–1812) moved between two cultures all his life but was comfortable in neither.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Introducing Aeon: The New Way to Work at the Newberry

4 pm

On May 1, Newberry readers will begin using an online system called Aeon to register as readers, request to view materials in our reading rooms, and order reproductions from items in the collections.

Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services, will demonstrate how Aeon works and discuss some of its features that will enhance readers’ ability to use the Newberry’s collections.

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