The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (UIC, DePaul, Loyola, and Roosevelt). Its goal is to enable participating students to take part in an intensive classroom experience that will culminate in the preparation of an independent research project. This project will draw on the Newberry Library’s unparalleled collections on the history and culture of early modern Europe. Students in the program are assigned individual study areas at the Newberry and are encouraged to work closely with the Newberry staff. The spring 2018 seminar is Censorship and Freedom of Expression in an Era of Religious Change: Western Europe, 1450-1789 and will be co-taught by Professor Glen Carman (Modern Languages, DePaul) and Professor Valentina Tikoff (History, DePaul). Please consult the Newberry Library brochure for more details about the subject of the course.
The seminar will meet at the Newberry Library from 2:00-5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the spring semester of 2018 (January 16 through May 3). It will carry six hours of credit toward LAS credit requirements, or perhaps a major. Any junior or senior at UIC is eligible to apply; admission is not restricted by major. Students who seek credit for their major should make arrangements with their director of undergraduate studies. Each student who is accepted into the course will receive a $250.00 scholarship from LAS to cover expenses related to research and transportation.
If you are interested in taking this seminar, please complete the application below and submit the application and all related materials electronically to Professor Laura Hostetler (email@example.com) by October 30, 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by November 6. Admission is competitive, so it is important that you complete this application form completely and with care.
If you have questions, or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Professor Hostetler, the UIC contact for the seminar.