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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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E.g., 09/28/2022
E.g., 09/28/2022
Thursday, September 22, 2022Thursday, December 1, 2022
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
By exploring the potential alignment between a premodern philosophical structure and modern police and prison abolition, this course offers a new way for medieval archives to support racial justice.
Friday, September 30, 2022Saturday, October 1, 2022
In 2018, “Attending” asked how Early Modern women’s action and agency shaped their lives and world. In 2022, we will turn to performance, asking how women’s performances of power, gender, and art before 1800 provide powerful paths towards understanding their lives and our own today.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
In-person event - register now
Actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago will perform excerpts from Andreini’s Lovers’ Debates and Letters. Following the performance, a roundtable discussion with scholars Pamela Allen Brown, Julie Campbell, Paola De Santo, Caterina Mongiat Farina, and Eric Nicholson will explore the recent translation and analysis of Andreini’s work.
Friday, October 7, 2022
For decades, the Newberry Library has been home for a manuscript copy of a seventeenth-century romance entitled Rivall Friendship. Since it was acquired, the author of this work was unknown. But in a new edition (ACMRS Press, 2021) of the work, supported by a Newberry Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Award, Jean R.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
A Processing the Pandemic Virtual Seminar
What visions for the future emerged in the aftermath of the devastating epidemics of the sixteenth century? In this virtual seminar, attendees will explore this question by discussing two colonial maps from Mexico, one Indigenous and one Spanish, that present competing answers.
Friday, October 14, 2022Friday, May 12, 2023
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation who are examining violence and social conflict in the early modern world (ca. 1400-1700).
Friday, October 14, 2022
Worldling, Stranger, Citizen: Cosmopolitanism and Migration in Early Modern England, Natalya Din-Kariuki, University of Warwick
Friday, October 21, 2022
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the growing field of fragmentology, which explores the stories of medieval manuscript pages and fragments that have been separated from their original context. Participants will consider the presence and function of medieval fragments in the bindings, endleaves, and tabs of early modern books.
Friday, November 4, 2022
This workshop introduces participants to the conceptual foundations, recent conversations, and possible futures of the critical study of race in the Middle Ages. The instructors will discuss the development of this burgeoning field through its intellectual genealogies within medieval studies, while also attending to the political commitments that orient its methods and goals.