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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., 01/24/2021
E.g., 01/24/2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
During the twentieth century, the Great Migration transformed the demographic landscape of America and led to lasting social, economic, and cultural changes. In this virtual program, three scholars will discuss aspects of the Great Migration that are often overlooked in history books.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Join us for a virtual talk with literary scholar Karen Sánchez-Eppler about Philip or the Indian Chief: A Tragedy in Four Acts, a manuscript play written and performed in 1839 by cadets at Norwich Military Academy, where it was staged as part of the school’s graduation ceremonies.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
In this virtual program, actress Erin Sloan will speak with members of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago about how the real-life events of the Gunpowder Plot and the figure of conspirator Guy Fawkes wove their way into Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.