Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shakespeare's Jewish Women

Come to a talk/reading/q & a on Shakespeare's Jewish women at the Congregation of Moses, 2501 Stadium Drive, 7 p.m. Thursday the 24th (tonight). With Shakespeare birthday cake!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies presents:

Saturday, May 17, Noon
Milton Seminar
Joshua Scodel, University of Chicago
Edenic Freedoms

The paper will be precirculated electronically to registrants.

Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required by 10 am Friday, May 16.

Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence opportunity!

The Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program encourages PhD candidates in the humanities to conduct research in our collection and to join our community of scholars for a full academic year. We invite graduate students with advanced to PhD candidacy to apply for this status, with preference given to those whose dissertation projects are well advanced. Graduate Scholars-in-Residence at the Newberry are expected to be “in residence” at the Newberry at least 10 hours per week from September to May, which will enable them to make good use of the collection and participate in the Newberry’s intellectual community.

If you know any graduate students who have advanced to PhD Candidacy and who would benefit from the Newberry's collections during the 2014-2015 academic year, please pass along the following link, which includes information about the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence application process and the link to the web application:

The applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due on May 1, 2014 by 11:59 PM.

Starting this year, we have implemented a new web application. We encourage you to take a look at the form now and let us know if you have any questions about how to use it. If you require help filling out the web application, we will be holding another "How-To" workshop on Friday, April 25th at 10:30 AM. If you plan to attend this help session, we ask that you bring your completed application materials, as well as your laptop (if you have one) so that you can follow along. If you do not have a laptop, there will be time afterwards to use our computer.

We expect to notify applicants about their acceptance in June 2014. New Scholars-in-Residence and Graduate Scholars-in-Residence alike are expected to begin their residencies on September 2, 2014, so that they can join the new Long-Term Fellows in Fall Orientation activities.

If you have any questions about the application, residency requirements, help session, or anything else relating to the Graduate and Scholar-in-Residence Programs, please do not hesitate to ask!


Jessica Weller
Program Assistant
Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library

Friday, April 11, 2014

Where is the Neil deGrasse Tyson of the Humanities?

Michael Berube of Penn State offers a reason why there isn't such a spokesperson (yet) and where we might seek out potential candidates:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bradburn to Participate in NEH Seminar

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Beth Bradburn has been accepted to a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on George Herbert and Emily Dickinson. She will attend the seminar at the University of Chicago during July.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wright Lecture Wraps Up Speakers Series

WMU Department of English / Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series

Professor Charles Wright
University of Illinois

“Jewish Magic and Christian Miracle in the Old English Andreas

Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm

2500 Knauss / Center for the Humanities

* free and open to the public
* a reception will follow

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Sponsors: Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences, University Cultural Events Committee, Medieval Institute