Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history, will give a lecture on April 14th titled “Serving in the Cloister: Work and Discipline in Late Medieval Monasteries.”
Hitting the library is a habit most first-year students adopt. But Ellie Gione took this notion much deeper than most, digging into primary sources more than 450 years old at one of the world’s premier research libraries.
Shakespeare’s words were intended for the stage, and every other year students in “Shakespeare after Shakespeare” bring one of the Bard’s plays to life. Within five weeks of intense engagement with Shakespeare’s language, the class mounts a full-scale production, with students working as actors, set designers, stage managers, costumers, and more.
Scholarly research in English is typically a solo affair. But during a unique course at the Newberry Library in Chicago, professor Katy Stavreva serves as guide, mentor, and colleague as students dig into the archives at one of the North America’s premier research libraries.