Past Events

Short-Term Fellow's Talk
April 16, 2014 - 4 pm
Katherine Johnston, Columbia University, Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow. "Environmental Thinking in the Greater Caribbean: An Eighteenth-Century Perspective.
Stillwell Prize and Talk
April 14, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Nicholas Basbanes will discuss his most recent book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History.
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
April 9, 2014 - 4 pm
Ann Blair, Harvard University. <>Rare Book Workshop, sponsored by the Watts Program, on "Why Copies of Early Printed Books are Unique."
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
April 2, 2014 - 12 noon
Emily Button, Brown University, J. M. Stuart Fellow. "Race, Wealth, and Belonging in the Archaeology of American Whaling"
Fellow's Talk
March 26, 2014 - 4 pm
Kenneth C. Ward, John Carter Brown Library, Curator of Latin American Books. "Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries"
Vasco da Gama Annual Lecture
March 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Roquinaldo Ferreira, Brown University. "Writing the History of Aboliitionism in the Portuguese South Atlantic" Remarks by His Excellency Nuno Brito, Ambassador of Portugal to the United States
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
March 19, 2014 - 4 pm
Isaac Saenz, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, PERU, Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow. "Hybrid Links, Liquid Maps. Networks, Agents, and Cartographic Practices in Late Viceroyalty of Peru"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
March 12, 2014 - 4 pm
Guillermo García Montúfar, Johns Hopkins University, Alice E. Adams Fellow. "Creoles and the Crown: Spanish-Americans and the Language of Creole Rights in 17th-Century Peru"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk

March 5, 2014 - 12 noon
Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University, Donald L. Saunders Fellow. "The Meeting: Cortes & Montezuma Revisited"
JCB | Brown British Atlantic Seminar
March 3, 2014 - 5:50 pm
Eric Slauter (University of Chicago), “The Selling of Scipio Moorhead: The American Revolution, Slavery, and the Market for an African Painter”

Short-Term Fellow's Talk
February 26, 2014 - 5 pm
Nicholas Crawford, Harvard University, Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow. "Calamity Economics: U.S. Foodstuffs and the Political Economy of the British West Indies, c. 1783-1815"
Symposium Presenting the History of Slavery

Presented by the John Carter Brown Library and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage. 10 am-4pm
Curating Slavery: Archives and History
Reception and Artist Talk
February 20, 2014 - 5 pm

Reception for exhibition 5-6:30 pm
Artist Talk by Edouard Duval-Carrié
JCB | Brown British Atlantic Seminar
February 19, 2014 - 5:30pm
Robert Fanuzzi, St. John's University, New York: "The Archive, the Market, and the Plantation: Moreau de St. Mery and the Triangle Trade in Americanist Discourse"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk

February 19, 2014 - 12 noon
Miguel Martinez, University of Chicago, National Endowment for the Humanities / Donald L. Saunders Fellow. "New World War: Writing Victory and Defeat in Colonial Chile"
Early Oceanic Histories

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4pm
American Oecologies: A Roundtable on Environmental History
Early Oceanic Histories
Sonia Galletti Lecture: W. Jeffrey Bolster
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
Early Oceanic Histories
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5pm
Screening of the Film: Leviathan
Fellow's Talk
January 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
Christina Connett, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum.
"Yankee Whalers and their Logbooks: Data Sets and Mapping Weather and Whales."January 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
Cancelled. Will be rescheduled.

Fellow's Talk
January 15, 2014 - 12:30pm
Robert Geake, Independent Scholar
"A Nation Divided: An Inquiry into Race and Inter-Tribal Relations in the Aftermath of Narragansett Slavery."