On Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m., Michael Blanding tells the true-life story of a map dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps.
The second day of this colloquium is at the JCB on Feb. 13, noon-5 pm. Its aim is to work towards a more fundamental understanding of indigenous and mestizo sources by taking the texts themselves as the point of departure, rather than the ethnicity of their authors.
Iris Montero Sobrevilla, Cogut Center for Humanities, will speak on Feb. 10, 2016, at 4 pm. She will describe the intertwined histories of hummingbirds and humans in New Spain and the ways in which this fostered the emergence of a Creole science of nature.
In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, an exhibition on the pamphlet war that began with the Stamp Act in British North America but expanded to include other revolutions in the Americas.