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Shakespeare Alive! A Workshop for Teens

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

Attention high school students! Come for an exciting, immersive three-hour workshop, and learn how to make Shakespeare come alive in your performances. Facilitated by actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, you will learn tools and techniques for unlocking emotion and meaning in Shakespeare’s texts. The workshop will culminate in participant...

Free

Saturday Dec 2nd, 11am

Reflections:10 yrs-Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

LECTURE: Reflections: 10 years at the site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East. Reflections...

Free

Wednesday Dec 6th, 7pm

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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

Communicating with the Beyond in Ancient Egypt

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Join Emily Teeter, Egyptologist and Research Associate of the Oriental Institute, as she explores the many ways that people in ancient Egypt communicated with the gods and with their deceased relatives and friends.  This talk will highlight objects in the gallery that document the astounding ease with which people communicated with the beyond,...

Free

Thursday Jan 4th, 12:15pm

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Explore the ancient world with a 45-minute gallery talk in the Oriental Institute Museum. Travel to a time and place beyond the University to learn about archaeological discoveries, unlock the secrets of civilization, and gain a greater appreciation of our ancestors. We will focus on what this “book” was, what it wasn’t, how it was used in funerary...

Free

Thursday Feb 1st, 12:15pm

Ancient Egyptian Crimes, Lawsuits and Trials

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Ancient Egyptian systems of justice seem to have distinguished between crimes and civil disputes. Officials could conduct criminal investigations on their own initiative, or in response to petitions from private individuals.  Private individuals could also petition officials or gods to adjudicate civil disputes, and officials could decide the...

$196

4 sessions

Saturday Jan 13th, 10am

Lecture: Kites, Tombs & Houses - Land of Conjecture

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

LECTURE: Kites, Tombs, and Houses in the ‘Land of Conjecture’ The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East. Kites, Tombs,...

Free

Wednesday Jan 10th, 7pm

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...

Free

Tuesday Jan 30th, 6pm

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...

Free

Wednesday Feb 7th, 6pm

The Other Book of the Dead

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East. Presented by David P. Silverman, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Department...

Free

Wednesday Feb 7th, 7pm

Family Program: Persian Nowruz Celebration

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Celebrate the delight of the coming Persian New Year — Nowruz! Color eggs, visit a Haft-Seen table, hunt the galleries, and take your New Year photo! Note: Registration Recommended

Free

Saturday Mar 10th, 1pm

Mesopotamian Temple Statues and Sacred Gifts

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Join the Chief Curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, Jean Evans, PhD, for a discussion about the Mesopotamian sacred gifts that were given to the gods by human donors. Sacred gifting practices were related to the operations of the temple. Individuals participated in sacred gifting practices in order to overcome the restricted access of the temple...

Free

Thursday Mar 1st, 12:15pm

Thomas Jefferson and American Democracy, Then and Now

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

This is a one time FREE course. In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, co-authors of the recent book “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs” Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, engage in a conversation about Thomas Jefferson’s legacy and public memory. ...

Free

Wednesday Mar 14th, 6pm

Debts Crime & Prison:Daily Life in Babylonia 1200 BC

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East. Debts, Crime and Prison: Daily Life in Babylonia CA. 1200 BC Presented by Susanne...

Free

Wednesday Mar 7th, 7pm

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...

Free

Thursday Mar 8th, 6pm

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