The University resources for our discipline are particularly rich. The John Carter Brown Library is world famous for its colonial Latin American holdings; the International Fellows Research Program and the Lecture Series it sponsors make the John Carter Brown Library a mecca for colonialists in all fields. The Annmary Brown Library has an important collection of incunabula and editions from great early presses, and the John Hay Library houses a special collection of Latin American poetry. The Language Resource Center houses the language laboratory.
Every year the department invites renowned scholars and creative writers to lecture. We also have exchange programs for graduate students with El Colegio de México, the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, and the Universidad de Salamanca.
Further interdisciplinary contact is afforded by the departmental house (Rochambeau House at 84 Prospect Street), which we share with French Studies. Designed in the style of an 18th-century French chateau, it contains work spaces for faculty and graduate students, a departmental library, seminar and lecture rooms, and a centralized computer network available to all faculty and graduate students. A handsome residence nearby for our language students (Antonio Machado House) also serves as a center for lectures, poetry readings, "tertulias" and concerts.