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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, January 25, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
According to Sir Philip Sidney, ethical action results from training the wit (reason) to understand what is good and the will (emotions) to crave it. His The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, explores the problems caused when Prince Pyrocles is faced with a situation in which there is no rational way to satisfy his perfectly acceptable love for the Princess Philoclea.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
In this presentation, Long-Term Fellow Monique Allewaert will discuss the African-born slave-turned-maroon Francois Makandal as well as the mythologies that have swirled around him from the eighteenth century until today, particularly the mythology that he became a fly to avoid capture by colonial authorities.