Newberry Library Hosts 18th-Century Studies Symposium

The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting a free symposium (open to the public) devoted to eighteenth–century studies on Saturday, June 14th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. The symposium will include scholars from a range of fields, disciplines, and institutions. The topics of the day will be investigating reading as a leisure or hermeneutic practice that unfolds in time and reflecting on various perceptions of time, including physical, metaphorical, psychological, historiographical, political, or imperial. Scholars are interested in how the activity of reading and the perceptions of time shaped the eighteenth century world.

Register for a spot at the symposium online at