Gordon Wood, Brown University, will bring the series on 1764: Brown's Founding in a Global Context to a conclusion on May 23. He will speak at 11 am in the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching during graduation weekend.
One of the rewards of this past Fellows' Reunion and Jamboree, held at the beginning of May, was the display of new books published by fellows. Nancy van Deusen's book—Global indios—is highlighted here, but almost 50 books were represented at the event.
Part of a project entitled "Exploring the Four Elements," an exhibition on Subterranean Worlds opened this month and showcases the John Carter Brown Library's collection of texts, illustrations, and maps that describe the quest for metals below the surface of the earth in the colonial Americas.
Jonathan Greenwood, Johns Hopkins University, will speak about Jesuits and sacred objects in an age of mechanical reproduction in the early seventeenth century on May 27 at 4pm in the Reading Room.