Programs for the Public | Newberry

Programs for the Public

The Newberry organizes and hosts programs illuminating topics in the humanities through a variety of formats, including lectures, staged readings, music and dance performances, panel discussions, workshops, and more.

Some events are part of ongoing series, such as Conversations at the Newberry, Meet the Author talks, Programs for Genealogists, the weekly Newberry Colloquium, and exhibition-related programming; others are signature annual events, such as the Newberry Book Fair and the Bughouse Square Debates. Additional public programming may be sponsored by the Newberry’s Research Centers.

Most Newberry public programs are free. Seating is limited and obtaining free tickets in advance is required for many events; see the individual listings for details.

Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

Upcoming Public Programs

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Colonial History Lecture Series: A virtual talk with Kathleen DuVal
Join us for a virtual talk with Kathleen DuVal, whose new book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution tells a story as rich and significant as that of the Founding Fathers: the history of the Revolutionary Era as experienced by enslaved people, Native Americans, women, and British loyalists living on the Gulf Coast, from Florida to New Orleans.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
D'Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture Series
D’Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture Series: A dialogue between Shannon Speed and Blaire Topash-Caldwell
Join us for a discussion about the present and future of Native American and Indigenous Studies in apocalyptic times.