A preview of our 2013-14 programs | Newberry

A preview of our 2013-14 programs

Gerhard Mercator. Septentrionalivm Terrarum descriptio. 1595. Fitzgerald Polar Map 22.

Gerhard Mercator. Septentrionalivm Terrarum descriptio. 1595. Fitzgerald Polar Map 22.

Check out this web page for links to our full 2013-14 calendar! Scroll down a bit to the “upcoming programs” section.

We have three full-day or multiple-day symposia and conferences planned, in September, February, and April. They cover a wide swath of interests, from a comparative exploration of late medieval through early modern political unions and disunions, through the intersection of medieval history and the social sciences, to a rethinking of the state trials of Stuart England.

In addition, our ongoing lecture and seminar series will continue to bring to the Newberry scholars at the cutting edge of research in their fields for presentations and discussion. This year’s lineup includes the Dante Lecture, Lecture in Early Modern History, three meetings of the Eighteenth-Century Seminar, two History of the Book Lectures, three gatherings of the Medieval Intellectual History Seminar, and two sessions of the Milton Seminar. We will also again be hosting four staged readings by the wonderful Shakespeare Project of Chicago.

Our programs for graduate students include a fall dissertation seminar for literary scholars; three one-day research methods workshops for early-career graduate students—one on Early Modern globalism, one related to the Newberry’s French Revolution pamphlets collection, and one on music and travel writing; and a ten-week graduate seminar on emotions in history. And our annual January multidisciplinary graduate student conference will be expanded this year to eighteen sessions (up from twelve last year), which means seventy-two grad students will have the opportunity to present.

Please peruse our offerings and mark the ones that interest you on your calendar. You’ll find information about possible travel funding on the calendar entries for each program.

We hope to see you at the Newberry soon.