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History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

$119

3 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6:30pm

Cosmopolitan Early Modern Venice

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

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...

Free

Saturday Oct 28th, 10:30am

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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...

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 Sep 21st, 11:30am

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