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Newberry Colloquium

The Newberry Colloquium is a weekly opportunity for the Newberry community to come together and learn about research or projects being conducted by our staff, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and other invited speakers. Colloquium events are open to the Newberry community and the general public. Colloquia topics usually relate to the Newberry’s collection, and presentations are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium convenes on Wednesday afternoons in Towner Fellows’ Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Newberry. Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm, with the talk beginning at 4 pm. A brief discussion follows each presentation. No reservations are required in order to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
In 1895, roughly 7000 Russian communal peasants publicly rejected the Tsar’s authority and militarism by burning their weapons and proclaiming pacifism. During the same period, the Canadian government was soliciting peasants to agriculturally expand its colonial sovereignty over Indigenous, or so-called “empty,” land in the prairies.