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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Shakeshafte

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. While many theories surround Shakespeare’s “Lost Years,” between the time he left Stratford-Upon-Avon and his arrival in London, one centers on the possibility that he spent time in Lancashire as a teacher on the estate of Alexander Hoghton, a wealthy Catholic landowner, whose home was a safe house for Catholic...

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Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop
600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Complete Course Title: Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow Bring your lunch and join us for a dynamic discussion on the topic of socially engaged art and the power of engagement and healing for immigrant and refugee women with Iranian artist and Dammeyer Fellow Anahid Ghorbani; Photograph Department Professor Judy Natal;...

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Violence and Indigenous Communities

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Recognizing the reality of war and massacre, this scholarly symposium takes new approaches to examining violence in past and present-day Native communities by engaging the intersections of a broad array of themes, including: historical memory destruction of homelands and environments appropriation of arts and cultural heritage gendered assault...

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Understanding Chicago's Planning History

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Understanding Chicago's Planning History using the Chicago Collections Consortium Learn about little-known aspects of the history of city planning in Chicago, drawing on the breadth and depth of resources available through the Chicago Collections Consortium and EXPLORE Chicago Collections.

Free

Alex and Andrew Lichtenstein, Marked, Unmarked,

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Alex and Andrew Lichtenstein, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory This is a one time FREE course. From Wounded Knee to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and from the Upper Big Branch mine disaster to the Trail of Tears, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered presents photographs of significant sites from United States history, posing...

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The Untold Story of School Desegregation in Evanston

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Full Course Title: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Untold Story of School Desegregation in Evanston Mary Barr writes about race in Chicago’s northern suburbs. She is the author of Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston, which details the city’s 1960s civil rights history. Despite its reputation...

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Indigeneity, Gender and Sexualities

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities: A Scholarly Symposium This program highlights indigenous concepts of identity and sexuality that surpass standard contemporary gender binaries. American Indian and other indigenous communities have historically celebrated multiple gender identifications, including two-spirit peoples, as well as the unique roles...

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Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris and Rachel

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin This is a one time FREE course. Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson. The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors...

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Milton and the Secular Metamorphoses of Grace

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Analyzing Durer’s 1514 engraving Saint Jerome in his Study, Brian Cummings suggests that the intellectual world of the early modern period is “poised between the clarity of faith and the melancholy of skepticism.” What transforms skepticism into faith and overwhelms the fear of mutability or contingency is grace. Grace is one of the single...

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Changeling

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Changeling, Thomas Middleton & William Rowley “Our eyes are sentinels unto our judgements, And should give certain judgement what they see; But they are rash sometimes, and tell us wonders Of common things, which when our judgments find, They can then check the eyes, and call them blind.” From the Project’s...

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Wendy Doniger, The Ring of Truth and Other Myths

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Wendy Doniger, The Ring of Truth and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry This is a one time FREE course. Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is the mythology that makes finger rings symbols...

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Holiday Performance

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Holiday Performance: A Dream of Avon It is Christmas night at the Windmill Inn, Shakespeare’s favorite pub in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While the Bard quaffs his favorite beverage at his usual table, he encounters a series of visitors, each with an unrealized dream and unanswered questions....

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What the Reformation Did and Why It Still Matters

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Brad Gregory and Mark Noll on the Protestant Reformation and Its Continuing Impact In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Brad S. Gregory, author of the new book Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World, and Mark Noll, author...

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Arcadia in a Nutshell: History of British Gardening

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The British are known for their green thumbs and have had a long history in horticulture and landscape design. Tudors and Victorians, plant collectors, and glass house builders were all part of the mix.  Come learn the A to Z of garden history from this green and pleasant land in an entertaining, informative overview.

$66

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: As You Like It

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts …” A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by J. R. Sullivan, of the Pearl Theatre Company in New...

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