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.

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E.g., 09/22/2020
E.g., 09/22/2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
This workshop will introduce participants to strategies and approaches for sharing their work with broad audiences. In particular, our conversations will focus on how to productively engage a diverse range of communities as an expert in premodern culture without leaving academia behind.
Friday, October 2, 2020Monday, October 12, 2020
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library and Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, a Mellon Foundation initiative in collaborative research at the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Friday, October 2, 2020
A Conversation with Chefs and Authors
What do great cooks and writers learn from the recipes and foodways of the past? What can scholars learn from the ways we cook and think about cooking today? Find out in a conversation that brings together authors, chefs, and scholars who celebrate the history behind the foods we love.
Friday, October 9, 2020Friday, May 7, 2021
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. Gender plays a critical role in understanding, displaying, and experiencing modes of power across a wide range of cultural activities, ca. 1100-1700.
Monday, October 12, 2020
What can books from the early modern period tell us about Indigenous foodways, and what do they miss? How have Indigenous peoples preserved traditional foodways in spite of settler-colonialism, and how does this work continue today? Join us for a virtual conversation about how Indigenous foodways have been represented, appropriated, and misunderstood throughout history.
Thursday, October 22, 2020Thursday, October 29, 2020
What constitutes speech? What is a public space, and how is it policed? How are the boundaries drawn between those who want to be seen and heard, and those who want them to remain absent? This interdisciplinary symposium will address how the permeable boundaries between public presence and absence were created, enforced, and challenged in the medieval and early modern periods.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Jonathan Swift, Edward Said, and the Demands of Late Style, Helen Deutsch
Friday, October 30, 2020
A virtual conversation with Susan Dackerman (Stanford University) and Pedro Raposo (Adler Planetarium)
In this virtual conversation, Renaissance print scholar Susan Dackerman and historian of science Pedro Raposo will discuss the workings of early modern scientific instruments and their depiction on paper.
Friday, December 4, 2020
This workshop will focus on the Mississippi Bubble, a global financial disaster in 1720.