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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, June 20, 2018
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
When Europeans arrived in the Great Lakes, they marveled at waterways that made up the heart of the continent. Indigenous peoples had perfected canoe transportation in the region, and Europeans worked to utilize such Indigenous modes of movement for the purposes of trade, travel, and colonization from early contact forward.