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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, August 1, 2018
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
The renovation of the Newberry’s lobby has made way for the new Herget Welcome Center. The addition of the Welcome Center not only means modifications for the first floor, but also the reading rooms and reader services.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
This talk examines the implications of the visual representation of proverbial expressions in Renaissance Italian verses and calligraphic specimens held at the Newberry Library. It does so by considering proverbs and proverbial phrases as didactic and moral tools that can be used in texts connected to iconic elements.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
First published in Perugia in 1482, Lorenzo Spirito’s bestselling Book of Fortune was an interactive book waiting to reveal the reader’s secrets. Poised somewhere between being a moralizing emblem book and a game of dice, it was translated into many languages, outfitted with moving parts, and resplendently illustrated into the seventeenth century.