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Newberry Library Invites Applications for Seminar on “The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice”

Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee

The Newberry Library invites graduate students in the humanities to apply for a seminar that will explore the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary to negotiate historical and literary archives. The seminar will be held on eight Fridays from October 4–December 6, 2019 (with no meeting on November 8 and 29). The course will be led by Liesl Olson (Director of Chicago Studies, Newberry Library) and a team of Newberry archivists and curators, including Alison Hinderliter and Catherine Grandgeorge. The seminar will include guest presentations by Brent Edwards (Columbia University) and Matt Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland).

The seminar will provide graduate students with a set of tools essential to doctoral research in any archive. Students will acquire skills that will also broaden their opportunities for career diversity by exposing students to archival work at an independent research library.

The course is ideal for PhD candidates in or beyond their third year of doctoral studies. A cohort of 15 graduate students will be selected to participate. Each participant will receive a $500 award, and lunch will be provided each session. Travel funding for students outside of the Chicago area is also available.

Applications are due May 28, and applicants will be notified on June 7th. For more information, including how to apply, read the seminar overview. 

About the Newberry Institute for Research and Education

The Newberry Institute for Research and Education supports scholarship and programming to advance the Newberry’s core mission of promoting the effective use of its collection for research, teaching, and publication. Newberry Institute programs create active communities of scholars, students, teachers, and the public to develop new understandings of our world through the study of the humanities.


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