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The Politics of Conversion

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

This is a one time FREE course The Politics of Conversion: An Early Modern Studies Conference This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University...

Free

3 sessions

Thursday Sep 14th, 9am

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Cosmopolitan Early Modern Venice

at The Newberry - Chelsea
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

This is a one time FREE course. Venice during the early modern era expanded its position as a major crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa. A commercial powerhouse, the independent republic mediated between Roman, Protestant, and Byzantine Christian as well as Islamic lands. Edward Muir and Kaya Sahin will discuss the unique role...

$111.55

Saturday Sep 2nd, 10am

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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...

Free

Saturday Sep 16th, 10am

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Nathaniel Philbrick : Valiant Ambition

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

Nathaniel Philbrick will speak about his latest book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, which appeared for seven consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been named a finalist for the New England Independent Booksellers Association 2016 New England...

Free

Saturday Nov 4th, 10am

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Wing Foundation Lecture Series on History of the Book

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

Wing Foundation Lecture Series on the History of the Book The year 2017 marks the centenary of the death of John M. Wing, the remarkable and eccentric collector whose bequest founded the Newberry’s John M. Wing Collection on the History of Printing. Over the last one hundred years the collection’s curators have amassed an extraordinary group...

Free

Thursday Oct 12th, 6pm

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Jesuits and Change: Spirit, Classroom, and Change

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

This is a one time FREE course History textbooks, once they get over describing the Jesuits as the shock troops of the Counter Reformation, often mention that Ignatius of Loyola wrote a book called Spiritual Exercises, and that the order ran a lot of schools. Those two aspects of the Jesuit enterprises will be the subject of Professor O'Malley's...

Free

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6pm

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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...

Free

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am

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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...

Free

Tuesday Nov 7th, 6pm

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Premodern Judaism from Manuscript to Print

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

This is a one time FREE course. The Newberry Library and Spertus Institute each house a rich collection of medieval and early modern Jewish manuscripts and printed materials, including two jointly owned books. This one-day symposium celebrates and examines these collections in relation to the social and religious lives of Jews from roughly 1450 to...

Free

2 sessions

Sunday Nov 5th, 1:30pm

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500 Years of Book-Burning and Book-Learning

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

Five hundred years after Martin Luther, an Augustinian friar, posted ninety-five theses for debate over penance as a means of getting and being right with God, his legacy seems as momentous and controversial as ever. While his efforts to reform the church of his time were by no means singular—reforms were breaking out in most of Europe and were breaking...

Free

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6pm

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Chicago on the Make: Power & Inequality in Modern City

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

This is a one time FREE course Heralded as America’s most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city’s transformation over the twentieth century. Chicago on the Make traces...

Free

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6pm

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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....

Free

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am

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Ancient Cooking with Assyrian Kitchen

at The Oriental Institute - Lakeview
3640 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Take a journey to discover the diverse and flavorful culinary heritage of ancient Near East. Get inspired by the ancient origins of modern ingredients.  At the end of the class, you will enjoy a delicious meal and socialize with other food enthusiasts.

Saturday Nov 4th, 1pm

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South Side Food Tour

at Chef Driven Food Tours - Streeterville
455 N Park Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

The South Side’s rich history includes barons of industry, Blues and Jazz immortals, the President, Mayors, Politicians, literary giants, and entrepreneurs, not to mention some of America’s best food. Today, revitalization and a long overdue renewed interest have energized these great neighborhoods. Get more - enjoy as much food and drink as...

Friday Jul 28th, 2pm

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Bike and Brewery Tour

at Bike and Roll Chicago - The Loop
239 E. Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Discover Chicago’s brewery history and sample some of the ethnic foods that help to define Chicago as a foodie destination.  Ride along the lakefront bike path and see historic neighborhoods including the Prairie Mansion District, Chinatown and Pilsen while hearing about the history of the city and brewing in Chicago. Taste foods from popular...

Thursday Jul 27th, 11:30am

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