Newberry Library Program
The Newberry Seminar in the Humanities is a full-time, fall-semester program at the Newberry Library in Chicago, running from about September 1 to December 15. Participants receive 16 academic credits. Juniors and seniors, particularly those considering graduate school, are eligible. The application deadline is March 1, but you should communicate your interest to the program advisor, Dr. Pannapacker, before January 30.
The next seminar topic in literary, cultural, and historical studies can be found on the Newberry Library Web site (below). In the seminar, whatever the topic, participants will draw not only on the vast holdings of the Newberry Library, but also its experienced staff, distinguished visiting fellows and numerous guest speakers. The capstone of the seminar will be an independent research project that calls upon participants to demonstrate their developing skills as writers and researchers.The Newberry Seminar is a remarkable opportunity for a few talented students who are seriously considering graduate school in the humanities or possess a deep but non-professional interest in literary, cultural, and historical studies. The topic varies from year to year, but the subject of the seminar is less important than the experience as a whole.
There are many advantages that prospective candidates should consider:
For any undergraduate at Hope College who is thinking about graduate school in the humanities, this is an unparalleled opportunity.
More information about the Newberry Library can be found via the following Web page:
Applications for the Newberry Seminar in the Humanities can be obtained from Dr. Pannapacker.