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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 11/17/2019
E.g., 11/17/2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Led by Joseph S. Harrington. Four sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
After three centuries of enmity, Great Britain and the Catholic Church embarked in the mid-1700s on an awkward, halting reconciliation that supported British rule in Canada and Ireland, resisted revolutionary France, shaped the course of Italian politics, responded to industrial unrest, and endured clashes over religious doctrines and cultural issues…
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Led by Jeff Nigro. Three sessions. 1 - 3 pm.
Online registration is closed. Please call 312-255-3700.
In late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe, a group of gifted women artists rose to prominence, thanks to the opportunities afforded by the upheaval of the French Revolution and simultaneous cultural shifts toward more “feminine” values like sensibility and domesticity. Despite facing many of the same obstacles and sexist assumptions that women artists have faced throughout history…