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Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

Spring 2015: Mexico and Peru through Word and Image, 1492-1820

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

Spring 2015: Mexico and Peru through Word and Image, 1492-1820

October, 2014

To: All Students in the College of Arts and Sciences
From: Dr. Kyle Roberts, Department of History

Applications for the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar are currently being accepted. This year's seminar is entitled “Mexico and Peru through Word and Image, 1492-1820" and will be taught by Dr. Priscilla Archibald (associate professor of Latin American literature at Roosevelt University, and Delia Consentino, associate professor of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University). For a full description of the course and further details, visit the Newberry Library's Undergraduate Seminar Website.

Five Loyola undergraduates will be selected to participate in this six-credit interdisciplinary seminar, which also includes students from DePaul, Roosevelt, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The seminar allows students to combine an intensive classroom experience with independent research carried out in the Newberry Library, one of the country's richest archives of primary source materials on history and culture. The seminar will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. from January 13 to May 7, 2015 at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago.

The seminar is open to qualified students in all disciplines. Those interested in applying to graduate school and to many professional schools, whether law school or library science, have found the Newberry Seminar an exhilarating challenge and an opportunity to work with both students and faculty from other universities at a very high level.

Please download the NLUS Application to start the process. You may also review the NLUS 2015 brochure and Newberry Seminar Website for additional information. Please email Kyle Roberts at kroberts2@luc.edu if you have further questions.

Applications are due via e-mail by noon on October 31, 2014. Participants will be selected and notified by November 2, before the pre-registration period.

Dr. Kyle Roberts
Department of History, LSC, Crown Center 548
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660 

Previous NLUS Topics:  

2014:"Representing the American Civil War," Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (History, Loyola University Chicago)

2013: “Exchange before Orientalism: Asia and Europe, 1500-1800,” Laura Hostetler (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Ellen McClure (University of Illinois at Chicago)

2012: "Texts and Technologies: From Manuscripts to Early Printed Books and Beyond," David Halsted (History, University of Illinois at Chicago) and Edward Wheatley (English, Loyola University Chicago)

2011: "Constructing the Queen: Elizabeth I in Political Pamphlets, Poetry, Personal Correspondence, Portraiture, Plays, Pulp Fiction, and Motion Pictures," Regina Buccola (English and Women's Studies, Roosevelt University) and Celeste Chamberland (History, Roosevelt University)

2010: "Islands: Missionaries, Migration, and Labor in the Atlantic World and on the Pacific Rim," Eric S. Gellman (History, Roosevelt University) and Lori Pierce (American Studies, DePaul University)

2009: "New Nation, New Culture: The United States in the Age of the Early Republic, 1770-1850," Larry Howe (English, Roosevelt University) and Diane Dillon (Newberry Library)

2008: “Islam and the West: European and American Views of the Muslim World, 1450-1900,” Katrin Schultheiss (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Kim Searcy (History, Loyola)

2007: “Constructing the Queen: Elizabeth I in Correspondence, Portraiture, Plays, Poetry, Pulp Fiction, and Motion Pictures.  

2006: “Exchange before Orientalism: Encounters between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800,” Ellen McClure (French, UIC) and Laura Hostetler (History, UIC). 

2005: "Sites of Democracy and Difference: U.S. Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1880-1930," Ann Brigham (English and Women's and Gender Studies, Roosevelt) and Lewis Erenberg (History, Loyola) 

2004: "New Nation/New Culture: American Culture in the Early Republic, 1770-1850," Douglas Bradburn (Roosevelt) and Lawrence Howe (English, Roosevelt)  

2003: "Constructing the Queen," Regina Buccola (English and Women's Studies, Roosevelt) and Robert Bucholz (History, Loyola)  

2002: "The Pan-Hispanic World, 1492-1825," Glen Carrnan (Spanish, DePaul) and Valentina Tikoff (History, DePaul)  

2001: "Experiencing the Civil War," Robin Grey (English, UIC) and Margaret Storey (History, DePaul)  

2000: "London Town and Bath Spa: Two Concepts of Eighteenth-Century Urbanity," Robert Bucholz (History, Loyola) and Caryn Chaden (English, DePaul)  

1999: "Mapping Identities: Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Configurations in Modernist Representations," Pamela Caughie (English, Loyola) and Ayana Karanja (African Studies and the African Diaspora, Loyola)  

1998: "New Nation/New Culture: American Culture in the Age of the Early Republic," John Burton (History, DePaul) and Lawrence Howe (English, Roosevelt)  

1997: "Competing Landscapes in the Struggle for an American National Identity," Robin Grey (English, UIC) and David Sokol (Art History, UIC)

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