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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.

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E.g., 07/23/2019
E.g., 07/23/2019
Monday, July 8, 2019Friday, July 26, 2019
At the Newberry Library
This three-week institute will offer intensive training in the accurate reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods. The instruction is intended to enable scholars in various fields of specialization to acquire the skills to work with primary sources.
Thursday, October 3, 2019Thursday, December 5, 2019
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This fast-paced course prepares students from a variety of fields in medieval and early modern studies to read and do research using texts in Catalan. Students will work on reading comprehension skills, grammar, and vocabulary, and will also be introduced to translation strategies. Students will use texts in their own disciplines in project-based activities using the Newberry’s collections.
Friday, October 4, 2019Friday, May 1, 2020
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Meeting four times over the year, this seminar aims to form an interdisciplinary community of graduate students in the early stages of writing their dissertations, with an eye toward examining
Thursday, October 10, 2019Friday, October 11, 2019
This conference explores the development, use, and afterlife of religious libraries in the Americas.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Offered in conjunction with the “Reading the Ministry in the Americas” conference, this workshop will explore the concept of digital libraries and their applications to the study of the premodern world.