Past Events

Short-Term Fellow's Talk
September 24, 2014 - 4 pm
Jake Frederick, Lawrence University, "Fire Power: Public Safety and State Control in Colonial Mexico
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
September 17, 2014 - 4 pm
Cameron M. Shriver, The Ohio State University, Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellow. "Miami-Illinois Nationalism in the Eighteenth Century"
1764: Brown's Founding in a Global Context
September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Craig Steven Wilder, " The Paradox of the Jewish Indians: Religion and Race on the Colonial Campus"
September 10, 2014 - 4 pm
FIND IT AT THE JCB!  Highlights from our collection.
A Special Program for Brown Graduate Students
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
September 3, 2014 - 4 pm
Michele Reid-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh, InterAmericas Fellow, funded by The Reed Foundation / Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow. "Revolution, Race, and the Rhetoric of Liberty in the Atlantic World"
August 27, 2014 - 4 pm
Jeremy Ravi Mumford,  Brown University, "Inka Royal Incest"
August 20, 2014 - 4 pm
Margot McIlwain Nishimura, Deputy Director and Librarian, John Carter Brown Library. "Both Sides Now: Looking at the JCB’s Agnese Atlas from Different Perspectives"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
August 13, 2014 - 4 pm
Roxana Nakashima, Independent Scholar, Alexander O. Vietor Memorial Fellow. "Galleys in the Caribbean during the Sixteenth Century"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
August 6, 2014 - 4 pm
Kim F. Hall, Barnard College, Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow. "Looking for Labor: Agricultural Ideals and Representations of Slavery in the English Caribbean"
July 30, 2014 - 4 pm
Jim Muldoon, Rutgers University, Emeritus. "What Did English Royal Charters Actually Grant to Colonists?"
July 23, 2014 - 4 pm
Patricia U. Bonomi, New York University, Emerita. "New Netherland Reborn: Saving a Colony from Erasure by Anglo-American Winners' History"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
July 16, 2014 - 4 pm
Ahmed Reid, Bronx Community College (CUNY), Norman Fiering / Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow. "Slavery and Economic Growth in the Age of Abolition, 1783-1807"
July 9, 2014 - 4 pm
Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University. "Sir Walter Ralegh’s Headless Men: Wonder, Observation and Credibility in the Renaissance"
JCB Picnic
June 27, 2014 - 12-5 pm
Library closed
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
June 25, 2014 - 4 pm
Alpen Razi, University of Toronto, Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellow. "Captivating the Mind: Mental Slavery, the New World Slave Society, and the Eighteenth-Century Didactic Imagination"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
June 18, 2014 - 4 pm
Christopher Tozzi, Howard University, Jane L. Keddy Memorial Fellow. "Punishment en masse": Power, Identity and Violence in the Post-Revolutionary Caribbean"
June 11, 2014 - 4 pm
Chet Van Duzer, Independent Research Scholar. "Martin Waldseemüller's Carta marina (1516)"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
June 4, 2014 - 12 noon
Anoush F. Terjanian, East Carolina University, InterAmerican Fellow, funded by The Reed Foundation. "Thinking Inside the Box: What Can the Brown Framily Business Records Tell Us about Eighteen-Century France, "the East," and Merchant Culture?"
Bromsen Lecture
May 29, 2014 -  5:30 pm
A talk on the true story that inspired Herman Melville's other masterpiece, Benito Cereno.
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
May 28, 2014 - 4pm
Urvashi Chakravarty, University of Hawai’i at Mãnoa, Norman Fiering / Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellow. "Child’s Play: Slavery, Pedagogy, and Juvenile Mastery"
May 21, 2014 - 4pm
Jean Bauer, Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, and Jim Egan, English Department, Brown University. "Mapping Colonial Americas Publishing Project"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
May 14, 2014 - 4 pm
Bethan Fisk, University of Toronto, CANADA, Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom/JCB Library Associates Fellow, "Conversions, Christianities, and People of Colour in West Africa and New Granada"
Annual Meeting
May 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm
John Demos, Yale University, “On the Trail of the Heathen School: Local History, American History, World History”
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
May 7, 2014 - 12 pm
Amara Solari, Pennsylvania State University, National Endownment for the Humanities Fellow, "Our Moveable Mary of Mercy: Disesase and Divinity in Seventeenth-Century Yucatan"
"JCB | Brown British Atlantic Seminar

May 3, 2014 - 5:50 pm
Carla Pestana, UCLA,  “The Initial Vision for an English Jamaica”

Short-Term Fellow's Talk
April 23, 2014 - 4 pm
Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham, Alexander O. Vietor Memorial Fellow. "Liverpool's Atlantic Trade in the Era of Abolition: Or Cotton? Or War?"
1764: Brown's Founding in a Global Context
April 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, "The World is Not Enough: Brown circa 1764 (and circa 2014)"
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

February 21, 2014 - 9pm
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."