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.
Rosamund Purcell will be the keynote speaker for the Jenks Lost Museums Symposium. The lecture will be held in the Reading Room at 9 am on May 8.
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.
Giuseppe Marcocci, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, will speak about writing world history in Renaissance Europe and the Americas ca. 1500-1600 on May 13 at 4pm in the Reading Room