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Design Your Dream Career

at General Assembly - Near North Side 444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

It's February, which means that the buzz and promise of the New Year has probably worn off by now. As you settle into 2019, you remember how much you dislike your current job. How every day feels like an uphill battle and no weekend ever feels long enough. Don’t wait ‘til next year to make moves. Seize this chance to design your ideal career now!...

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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...

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Creating the Land of Lincoln

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

This is a one time FREE course. How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State. In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern...

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Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association, and the second volume of this study won the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association. In 2003, Cumings won the University...

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The Man, the Myth, the Works: Celebrating Shakespeare

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

2016 challenges us not to fall back on the clichés—“greatest writer in English,” “not of an age but for all time”– when we celebrate Shakespeare. No one can deny his myriad literary achievements, but something else is also at work in creating his cultural capital. Anniversary celebrations like the present one sustain him as a “timeless”...

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A Revolution in Color

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

 In this bold new history, Kamensky recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley. Award-winning Harvard historian Jane Kamensky masterfully untangles the web of principles and interests that shaped the age of America’s revolution.  Copley’s prodigious talent earned him...

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Karl von Frisch and Discovery of the Honeybee Language

at The Newberry

In 1973, the Austrian-born experimental physiologist, Karl von Frisch, received a share of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the honeybee dance language. Von Frisch argued that bees communicate the distance and direction of food sources via their dance-like movements.  Language had long been considered the exclusive...

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Ben Austen, High-Risers: Cabrini-Green

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

This is a one time FREE course. Ben Austen, High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000—all of it packed onto just seventy acres a few blocks from Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast (and the Newberry Library)....

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Chasing Wilder in Chicago

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

This is a one time FREE course. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake! Participants: Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, is Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Wilder Society. Jeremy McCarter, author of Young...

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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...

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Women, Religion, and Social Change in Chicago

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

Complete Course Title: Women, Religion, and Social Change in Chicago and the Midwest This is a one time FREE course This program will examine the work of women from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish traditions in and around Chicago, mainly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Schedule: 9 to 9:20 am: Coffee 9:20-9:45 am: Introduction...

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Meet the Author: Patricia Balton Stratton

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

This is a one time FREE course Meet the Author: Patricia Balton Stratton, The Chicago Picasso: A Point of Departure An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought – Pablo Picasso It has been a full half-century since the famous Chicago Picasso, the soaring steel sculpture designed...

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Firearms & the Violent Transformation of Native America

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

The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples—a cultural earthquake so profound that its impact has yet to be adequately measured. Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America reframes our understanding...

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Joanne B. Freeman: Hunting for Hamilton

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

Joanne B. Freeman, professor of history at Yale University, specializes in the politics and political culture of the revolutionary and early national periods of American History. She recently appeared in the PBS American Experience documentary “The Duel”, exploring the fatal 1804 clash between Burr and Hamilton. Freeman earned her Ph.D. at the...

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