Programs and Events | Newberry

Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

E.g., 10/22/2018
E.g., 10/22/2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018Thursday, December 6, 2018
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This course will introduce you to methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of the premodern world. 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, October 5, 2018Friday, April 26, 2019
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar will examine the material text in Europe, from the later Middle Ages through the early modern period (1300–1700). We will consider the production and circulation of manuscripts and early printed books, with a broad focus: we will range across descriptive bibliography (i.e.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Are We Global Yet? Africa and the Future of Representation in Eighteenth-Century Studies
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The New Oxford Edition Paradise Lost and the Poem’s Early Publishing History
Thursday, November 15, 2018
In this lecture, Mark Rosen explores the perspectival view that between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries was the predominant means of picturing cities, discussing how they were made, what sorts of demands they made upon viewers, and how they functioned in the worlds of science, cartography, and art.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty
Cartographic studies permeate all disciplines of early modern studies and inspire new perspectives on the renaissance world. Examining maps, atlases, and other cartographic material from the Newberry’s collections, participants will learn about the production, dissemination, and use of maps in the early modern period.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Slavery, Race and Renaissance Humanism in Early Modern Portuguese India
Friday, January 11, 2019Friday, March 15, 2019
Ten-Week Graduate Seminar
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Consolation of Philosophy, written early in the sixth century by the Roman philosopher and statesman Boethius, was among the most influential works of literature in medieval Europe.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; registration recommended.
“O, why should nature build so foul a den, Unless the gods delight in tragedies?” A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Michelle Shupe.