2018 - 2019 Events

Upcoming Events

Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:30 p.m.
The Joseph Regenstein Library*
1100 East 57th Street | Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Library Society and the Oriental Institute invite you to an exclusive event commemorating a century of rediscovering the ancient Middle East. Over the past one-hundred years, OI scholars have worked rigorously to uncover cultural heritage, decipher ancient languages, and to reconstruct the histories of long-lost civilizations. Susanne Paulus, Associate Professor of Assyriology and Tablet Collection Curator, discusses the challenges of encountering the past in her lecture, Fake? Discovering Ancient and Modern Forgeries in Cuneiform Manuscript.


Join us before the lecture for a reception celebrating both the special exhibition Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100 and a contemporary art installation by Ann Hamilton, entitled aeon, in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.

4:30 p.m.
- Reception in Regenstein Library Room 122
- Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100 Self-Guided Exhibition Viewing in Special Collection Research Center Gallery
- aeon Guided Installation Viewing in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

Viewings of the installation will take place every 15 minutes. Interested guests should convene outside the front of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at 4:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:00 p.m., or 5:15 p.m.


5:45 p.m.

-Special Remarks and Program

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Your early RSVP is appreciated, as space is limited.

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*Complimentary Valet Parking Available from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Past Events

The Adaptations of Augie March

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:00 p.m.
The Joseph Regenstein Library*
1100 East 57th Street | Chicago, Illinois 60637

The University of Chicago Library Society and Court Theatre cordially invite you to celebrate the exhibition The Adaptations of Augie March and the production The Adventures of Augie March and to join in conversation with

Charles Newell | Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, Court Theatre
Nora Titone | Resident Dramaturg, Court Theatre
Daniel Meyer | Director of Special Collections and University Archivist


5:00 p.m.
Exhibition Viewing
5:45 p.m. Special Remarks and Program
7:00 p.m. Reception

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Please RSVP by May 14, 2019.
Your early RSVP is appreciated, as space is limited.

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*Complimentary Valet Parking Available

Alberto Manguel presents Visions of Paradise: The Universal Library of Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, November 12, 2018
5:00 p.m.

The Joseph Regenstein Library*
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The University of Chicago Library Society hosts an evening with Alberto Manguel, author of Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions as he presents his lecture, "Visions of Paradise: The Universal Library of Jorge Luis Borges."

5:00 p.m. Special Collection Exhibit Viewing: Censorship and Information Control, Antiquity to the Internet
5:45 p.m. Lecture by Alberto Manguel
6:45 p.m. Reception and Book Signing*

Alberto Manguel's new book, Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions will be available for purchase.

*Complimentary Valet Parking Available

Hanna Holborn Gray: An Academic Life

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:00 p.m.
The Joseph Regenstein Library*
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The University of Chicago Library Society and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores host an evening with Hanna Holborn Gray to celebrate her upcoming book, An Academic Life: A Memoir.

5:00 p.m. Program
Introductory Remarks by Anthony Grafton | Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University

Lecture entitled "The Groves of Academe, Revisited," by Hanna Holborn Gray | President Emeritus of the University of Chicago and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Early Modern History

6:30 p.m. Reception

Signed copies of An Academic Life: A Memoir will be available for purchase as of 4:30 p.m.


*Complimentary Valet Parking Available