Workshop: Digital Humanities at the Newberry Library

Friday, November 11th, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

This workshop will take place at the Newberry Library – 60 W. Walton St., Chicago.

Jen Wolfe, Digital Initiatives Librarian, will provide a brief overview of the Newberry’s digital collections and of a recent digital pedagogy collaboration with Northwestern University.


Frederick Gokliz ink and watercolor drawings of Apache Indians, 1890s. Edward E. Ayer Digital Collection, Newberry Library.

Dr. James Akerman, Director of the Newberry’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and Curator of Maps, will demonstrate and discuss two recent Center projects.

Gerhard Mercator and Antoine Lafréry. Double-cordiform world map. c.1550. Novacco 4F 7. Copyright Newberry Library.

Dr. Karen Christianson, Director of Public Engagement, will explore a site developed by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies to create online tools for the study of early French scripts and manuscripts.

Copyright Newberry Library.