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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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Friday, October 9, 2020Friday, May 7, 2021
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. Gender plays a critical role in understanding, displaying, and experiencing modes of power across a wide range of cultural activities, ca. 1100-1700.
Friday, November 13, 2020Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Center for Renaissance Studies (CRS) is pleased to announce a new series of virtual conversations on premodern critical race studies and Indigenous studies. Each hour-long session will feature a conversation between scholars across professional generations about foundational works and the current state of the field. See below for a full list of session topics and speakers.
Monday, January 4, 2021Monday, March 15, 2021
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This virtual course will introduce you to methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of medieval and early modern cultures. Over the past few decades, scholars in all fields of medieval and early modern studies have increasingly used digital resources to study and teach the premodern past.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Impious doubts and doubtful pieties: Iconography, hagiography and the graphic arts in the late fifteenth to early seventeenth centuries, Grażyna Jurkowlaniec
Thursday, March 18, 2021
A Roundtable on the Present and Future of Manuscript Studies
This virtual roundtable will reflect on the best practices and scholarly possibilities of the vital field of manuscript studies. As one of the pillars of the study of the medieval past, disciplines such as paleography and codicology will play a significant role in shaping the future of medieval studies, especially in an age of increasing digitization and calls for more accessibility.
Friday, March 19, 2021Friday, March 26, 2021
This virtual workshop explores typical problems and situations that engage the interest of medieval book historians. Through readings, discussion, and analysis of primary sources, participants will gain experience in a flexible, inventive methodology, and an understanding of how the study of surviving medieval books contributes to the study of medieval literary culture in general.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Thank you for your interest. This event has been postponed. “Epidemics and Epistemologies: Experiencing Illness in Colonial Yucatán,”Ryan Kashanipour, University of Arizona
Friday, April 23, 2021
This workshop will guide participants through the process of developing theatrical productions out of their research interests. Part of a multi-year international project devoted to exploring the educational and commercial viability of the theatrical repertoire from the long eighteenth century, this workshop will focus in particular on Restoration and eighteenth-century performance research.
Friday, May 7, 2021Saturday, May 8, 2021
This international symposium explores questions of early modern matter by focusing on the four elements (earth, air, water, and fire) and their properties, combinations, and transformations.
Thursday, May 13, 2021Friday, May 14, 2021
Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Mexico, this symposium will explore how modern audiences can recover premodern Indigenous American voices and perspectives obscured by European colonization. A diverse group of researchers in art history, history, cartography, literature, and beyond will present items from the rich collection of colonial materials in the Edward E.