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ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities (Chicago)
Chicago, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
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ACM - Associated Colleges of the Midwest
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Semester only
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared)
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Areas of Study:
American Studies, Art History, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, Geography, History, Human Rights, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Studies
Program Design: Faculty led, Set Curriculum, Study Center
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Research Project
Program Description:
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Conduct independent research at one of the world’s great research libraries – the Newberry Library – in the dynamic city of Chicago. The ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities offers a significant research experience that will prepare you for graduate study, professional education, and other careers.

Newberry photoLed by a team of two visiting faculty members, the fall Newberry Seminar focuses on a specific theme in the humanities and is structured to provide context and guidance as you write a substantial paper on a topic of your choice, based on research in the library’s rich primary collections.

You’ll engage with the Newberry community, present your work to the library’s research scholars, and have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a part-time job at the library.

The collections of the Newberry Library span the history and culture of Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century and the Americas from the time of first contact between Europeans and Native Americans. As a Newberry Seminar participant, you will be among a select few undergraduates to have full research access to this incredible source material.

Throughout your semester in Chicago, you will live in a program apartment in the heart of the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, close to the Newberry Library as well as theatres, museums, parks, restaurants, and Lake Michigan.

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Fall 2018 Seminar
Going and Knowing: Travelers and Travel Writers in the Modern World

Travelers were the original social networkers, forging connections between peoples and places while using a variety of media to share their experiences with the wider world.

The fall 2018 Newberry Seminar will explore the history and conventions of travel and travel writing, and what it means to be a traveler, tourist, pilgrim, explorer, or immigrant. Faculty and students will use travel as a way to think about how humans make meaning out of the world and how travel — and where we choose to travel — shapes what we know and how we interact with the world.

The Newberry Library's vast collection of travel literature (both fictional and non-fictional), immigrant and pilgrimage narratives, guidebooks, maps, souvenirs, and ephemera will give students access to research materials for individualized projects in a wide variety of disciplines.

Note: Gustavus is an affiliated college with ACM, so Gustavus students will pay the rate for students from affiliated colleges (the middle tier).

Faculty advisor. Carlos Mejía Suárez is the Gustavus faculty advisor for this program.

>>> Watch a short video about the Newberry seminar and the research that students undertake.

This program is currently not accepting applications.