Weekend days of the Festival are known for their robust schedule of rich programming, and for the second year in a row one of those days—Sunday, October 14
—will take place at various venues on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston. Parking is available in the university parking lots just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. Parking is free on weekends, and a permit is not required.
CHF members may purchase day passes for Festival Day in Evanston. Day passes are $50 each and grant access to all the Festivals events on Sunday, October 14. Day passes must be purchased in advance online or by phone and are redeemed for tickets at each event. Passes will be on sale beginning September 4.
Festival Day in Evanston is presented in partnership with The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University.
Nine Northwestern Day Programs:
1492- Before and After:
Author Charles C. Mann discusses his latest two books, 1491 and 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.
Transforming American TV- Alias and the Serial Drama:
Television writer and producer Jeff Pinkner gives us the insider's view on American television.
The American Revolutions:
Northwestern University historian Caitlin Fitz introduces us to an early United States that was much more American (and less European) than we think.
The Middle East Looks at America:
Northwestern English professor Brian Edwards discusses his work and research in US literature and culture as it relates to the Middle East.
The Whipping Man:
Emerging playwright Matthew Lopez discusses his play The Whipping Man, which tackle the subjects of Civil War and Jewish slave owners in 19th-century America.
Bette Davis Eyes American History:
Northwestern University English professor Julia Stern discusses her much-anticipated book that examines 20th-century American history through the lens of Bette Davis’s films.
Digging Up Plantations:
What are the material remains of slavery? Northwestern University professor Mark Hauser shares the fascinating stories these objects tell us.
John Hodgman- That Is All:
The Daily Show's "Resident Expert" John Hodgman discusses his latest and final volume of his Complete World Knowledge trilogy, That is All.
Yo-Yo Ma and Damian Woetzel- A Conversation About the Arts and Citizenship:
Musician Yo-Yo Ma and ballet star Damian Woetzel discuss how artists practice their citizenship and how it forges communities.