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The Newberry is home to a world-class collection of books, manuscripts, maps, music, and other handmade and printed materials related to the history and culture of Western Europe and the Americas. The collections span many centuries and feature items such as illuminated medieval manuscripts, rare early...
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In this class, we’ll explore the making of modern Paris from the Second Empire through the 1930s. Political and social turbulence, as well as an architectural and artistic efflorescence, characterized Paris from the Second Empire through the 1930s. Topics to be treated in this class’s exploration of the City of Light will include Baron Haussmann...
Tuesday Mar 21st, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
With a focus on Avant Garde writer Mary Field Parton, this class will put today's progressive movement in historical context and draw parallels between it and its predecessor from a century ago. The life of Avant Garde writer and progressive crusader, Mary Field Parton (1878-1969) serves as a means of understanding the intellectual and political...
Thursday Feb 16th, 2pm - 3:30pm Central Time
Russia and Its Neighbors: Ukraine, the Baltics, the Caucasus, and the -Stans As current events surrounding Russia shock and puzzle, the world tries to understand, why. This class offers a historical survey of Russia’s relationship with its neighbors, from the time of Russia’s emergence as a nation and a state, through its imperial and Soviet...
Wednesday Mar 1st, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
Drawing on oral histories, personal reflections, and the Newberry’s Chicago collection, class participants will have a chance to co-author Chicago’s past, present, and future. Every Chicago street corner has a story—many stories—where past, present, and future identities intersect. From Little Village to Little Vietnam, Chicago has stories...
Thursday Mar 2nd, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
Following Brexit and the death of Elizabeth II, will the United Kingdom stay united? This one-session class will examine the United Kingdom since Brexit and the death of Elizabeth II by exploring the centuries-old origin of the UK with a particular emphasis on the island of Great Britain. Britain is an invented nation but one with a long history...
Saturday Mar 4th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time
In this class, we will learn about how the 1920s helped create America as a world superpower. The 1920's was an exciting and eventful period of time for the United States and the world. It has been represented as a carefree time after the Great War, but great change occurred and a growing United States grew into a global power. We will learn about...
Thursday Mar 9th, 6pm - 7:30pm Central Time
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