ACM Newberry Seminar: Chicago, IL

Subjects: 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.

Led 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 internship 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.

Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity. ACM recommends a 3.3 GPA or higher to be adequately prepared for the program.

Length: Fall Semester only

Credit: 4.0 units

Housing: Students are assigned studio apartments similar in size to a standard dorm room. Rooms are shared with one other student from the program. 

Albion Faculty Advisor: Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi,

Cost: Albion College tuition, fees and room covers program tuition and fees, and room.

Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to Chicago, food, books, linens, cookware and incidental personal expenses. $50 non-refundable ACM program deposit. $200 refundable housing deposit.

Michael Vertovec,
180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312/561-5934