Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities testimonials
The Newberry is an ideal environment to challenge one's intellectual limits. The first time we met as a group, our professors emphasized the strength and quirkiness of the Newberry's “community of scholars." During the course of the semester I was continually amazed by the amount of partnership and collaboration that took place not only within our seminar, but also within the library as a whole. As I got more and more involved in my research, I found myself bouncing ideas off of a variety of individuals: from classmates to professors to librarians. Moreover, scholars within the library are unbelievably accessible. It’s also impossible to overemphasize the amazing location of the program- I still glow when I talk about my semester in Chicago.
—Jennie Morrison, Newberry Seminar in the Humanities, Fall 2007
After all the time I've spent studying hard in school and getting good grades, I never really valued the process of learning. But through the Newberry Seminar in the Humanities, I found that the pure desire to learn and to unearth something which has never before been examined is a reward beyond any outside praise or recognition, and comes from the great pride of discovery.
—Kelsey Cole, Newberry Seminar in the Humanities, Fall 2007
The ACM Newberry program was an excellent preparation for making the transition from undergraduate to graduate scholar. Not only were the seminar discussions excellent, the intimate training from archivists and work opportunities in Newberry departments introduced us to the broader academic network of professional scholars and gave us an advantage in applying to graduate schools. Even now, as a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Arizona, I am using skills learned at the Newberry Library to facilitate research at national repositories. Any ACM student considering graduate study should definitely seek the opportunity to participate in the Newberry Seminar in the Humanities.
—Katrina Jagodinsky, Newberry Seminar in the Humanities, Fall 2001
The Newberry Seminar is a fantastic experience! It is a great preview of graduate school-style learning, and you gain a lot from being part of such a wonderful community. The Newberry's resources are truly unique, and everyone you meet is willing to help you with your project. I had a great time, and I would recommend it to anyone who is genuinely interested in humanities research.
—Nicole Helregel, Newberry Seminar in the Humanities, Fall 2009