Past Events

Long-Term Fellow's Talk
December 2, 2015 - 12 pm
Danny Zborover, University of California, San Diego, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow."Written in the Land: Cartographies of Long-Term Colonialism in Southern Mexico"
Short-Term Fellows' Talk
November 18, 2015 - 4 pm
Carla Cevasco, Harvard University, Charles H. Watts Memorial Fellow, "Hunger Knowledges and Cultures in New England’s Borderlands" and Tessa Murphy, University of Chicago, John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow, will speak on “An Indigenous Archipelago: Kalinagos in the Lesser Antilles, c. 1600-1770”
November 13, 2015 - 5:30 pn
Peter Miller, "Antiquarianisms Across the Atlantic." Co-sponsered by the Joukowsky Institute.
November 11, 2015 - 4 pm
Earle Havens, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of German & Romance Languages & Literatures, Johns Hopkins University, “Empires of the Book: Richard Eden, Gabriel Harvey, and the Archaeology of Reading in Renaissance Europe”
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
November 4, 2015 - 12 pm
Rachel O'Toole, University of California, Irvine, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. Chancellor's Dining Room, Sharpe Refectory. "Transgressing the Household: The Laws of Slaveholding and the Practices of Freedom in Colonial Peru"
November 1, 2015 - 2 pm
Community MusicWorks
Players and guests perform Bach, Vivaldi, and Piazzolla
Revolutions Roundtable
October 28, 2015 - 4 pm
Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act and the publication of Thomas R. Adams’ American Independence: The Growth of an Idea (1965) and is curated by the staff of the John Carter Brown Library. Roundtable participants include Marcela Echeverri, Philip Gould, Jack Greene, and Gordon Wood
Seminar in the History of the Americas and the World
October 21, 2015 -  4 pm
Luís Filipe Silvério Lima, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, Honorary JCB Fellow. "Prophetical Hopes, New World Experiences and Imperial Expectations: Menasseh Ben Israel, Antônio Vieira, Fifth-Monarchists, and the Millenarian Connections in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic"
October 14, 2015 - 4 pm
Kenneth C. Ward, Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books, John Carter Brown Library will speak on "The Creation of the Impresor del Secreto del Santo Officio in New Spain, 1634-1660"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
October 7, 2015 - 12 pm
Cristobal Silva, Columbia University, Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow. Chancellor's Dining Room in the Sharpe Refectory, Brown University. "Republic of Medicine and the Ethics of Care: Reading History as Narrative Form"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk

September 30, 2015 - 4 pm
Jordan Smith, Georgetown University, John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow. "The Invention of Rum: A View from Rhode Island"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
September 23, 2015 - 4 pm
Hayley Negrin, New York University, Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow. "Conversion or Capital?: Indian Women and Children, English Colonialism, and the Morality of the Indian Slave Trade in the Early American South"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
September 16, 2015 -  4 pm
Scott Cave, Pennsylvania State University, Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellow. "A Message Given through Signs: Communication and the Labor of Contact in 16th Century Latin America"
September 11, 2015 - 3 pm
America in a Global Context. Participants: Ben Breen (Society of Fellows, Columbia University), Lindsay Van Tine (University of Pennsylvania), Ayesha Ramachandran (Yale University), Roquinaldo Ferreira (Brown University). Joan-Pau Rubiés, moderator
Maury A. Bromsen Memorial
September 10, 2015 - 4 pm
Joan-Pau Rubiés, ICREA Research Professor, Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies | Universitat Pompeu Fabra, "Ethnographies and Natural History from the New World to the Philippines"
Special Program for Brown Graduate Students
September 9, 2015 - 4 pm
"Find it at the JCB! Highlights from the Collection" given by the curators of the JCB
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
August 19, 2015 - 4 pm
Lindsay Van Tine, Columbia University, John Alden Memorial Fellow. "The Invention of Americana: Collection-Building in the Nineteenth-Century United States"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
August 12, 2015 - 4 pm
Bronwen Everill, King's College London, UK, Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow. " 'Goods suitable for Africa': Rhode Island's African Trade in the Age of Abolition"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
August 5, 2015 - 4 pm
Christine DeLucia, Mount Holyoke College, John M. Monteiro Memorial Fellow in Indigenous Studies. "Indigenous Objects in Motion: Rethinking Native Material Cultures and Early American Collecting"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
July 29, 2015 - 4 pm
Christina Ramos, Harvard University, José Amor y Vasqquez Fellow. "Madness, Madmen, and Madhouses: The Case of Colonial Mexico"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
July 22, 2015 - 4 pm
Manuel Suárez Rivera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow. "Stargazing and Timekeeping in Colonial American Societies: Comparing the Almanacs of Benjamin Franklin and Felipe Zúñiga Ontiveros"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
July 15, 2015 - 4 pm
Charles H. Watts Memorial Fellow. "Unlikely Heroes: Indian Warriors and Royalty in Poetry about the Early Americas"
Short-term Fellow's Talk
July 8, 2015 - 4 pm
James L. Hill, The College of William & Mary, Charles H. Watts Memorial Fellow. "An Imagined Empire: U.S. Cartography and the Trans-Appalachian West in the Early Republic"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
July 1, 2015 - 4 pm
Roberto Chauca Tapia, University of Florida, Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellow . "Science in the Jungle: Missionary Cartographic and Geographic Production of Early Modern Western Amazonia"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
June 24, 2015 - 4 pm
Katherine Parker, University of Pittsburgh, John R. Bockstoce Fellow. "Contentious Waters: The Mapping of the North Pacific in Trans-Imperial Context"
Short-Term Fellow's Talks
June 17, 2015 - 4 pm
Melissa Morris, Columbia University, Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow, and Erwan Terrien, University of Pittsburgh, Marie L. and William R. Hartland Fellow
Short-Term Fellow's Talks
June 10, 2015 -  4 pm
Laura Bland, University of Notre Dame, John Carter Brown Library-Grupo de Investigación de Siglo de Oro (GRISO) Fellow, "Histories of the Future: Reading the Heavens in the Early Modern Atlantic," and Vanina Teglia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, John Carter Brown Library-Grupo de Investigación de Siglo de Oro (GRISO) Fellow, "Symbolizing the First Encounters: The Search for Marvelous Elements at the JCB"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
June 3, 2015 - 4 pm
Amy Torbert, University of Delaware, Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellow. "Dissolving the Political Bands: Sayer & Bennett's Depictions of American Rebellion, 1774—1786"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
May 27, 2015 - 4 pm
Jonathan Greenwood, Johns Hopkins University, Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow. "Printing Miracles, Miraculous Printing: Jesuits and Sacred Objects in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction in the Early Seventeenth Century"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
May 20, 2015 - 4 pm
David Garrett, Reed College, Alice E. Adams Fellow. "Finding Aymaraes in the JCB:  Print Sources and the Challenges of Andean Ethnohistory"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
May 13, 2015 - 4 pm
Giuseppe Marcocci,Università degli Studi della Tuscia, John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow.  "Writing World History in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (c. 1500-1600)"
Jenks Lost Museums Symposium
May 8, 2015 - 8:30 am-11 am
Rosamund Purcell, keynote speaker
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
May 6, 2015 - 12 pm
Andrea Nate, Brown University, J.M. Stuart Fellow, "The 'French Death' and the 'Wood of Life': Syphilis and its Remedies in Sixteenth Century Literature”
JCB Fellows' Reunion and Jamboree
May 1-3, 2015
Series of talks and meetings
72nd Annual Meeting of the Associates of the JCB
May 1, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Neil Safier, Director and Librarian of the JCB, "One Hundred Years Since Winship: Speaking to the Past and Future of the JCB
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
April 29, 2015 - 4 pm
Francesco Morriello, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Virginia and Jean R. Perrette Fellow. “The Movement of Information: Print Culture in the 18th Century British and French West Indies"
Symposium: Institute at Brown for Environment and Society: Thinking the Earth
April 24, 2015 11 am-5 pm

Short-Term Fellow's Talk
April 22, 2015 - 4 pm
Mark Somos, Harvard University, John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow. "American States of Nature"
JCB Seminar in the History of the Americas and the World (SHAW)
April 15, 2015 - 4 pm
Linford Fisher, Brown University , 'Fetcht from other Countries': Indian Slavery in the English Atlantic"
Stillwell Prize Presentation and Awards
April 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Richard Ring, Head Curator & Librarian of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College, " The Alchemy of Special Collections: Creative Fellowships for Undergraduates at Trinity College, 2011-2015"
Rare Book Dinner
April 10, 2015 - 6 pm
Union CLub Library. Address by Charles E. Pierce, Jr., former director of the Morgan Library, "Rare Book Libraries in the 21st Century: Life or Death?"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
April 8, 2015 - 4 pm
Jeffrey Thomson, University of Maine at Farmington, Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow."Self-Portrait in Nine Generations"
April 3, 2015 3:00 pm
"Subterranean Worlds: Under the Earth in the Early Americas." Participants: Orlando Betancor, Barnard College, John Demos, Yale University, Allison Bigelow, University of Virginia, May Van Buren, Colorado State University, Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto.
April 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Kris Lane, Tulane University, “Notes from Underground: History Inside the Cerro Rico de Potosi
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
April 1, 2015 - 12 pm
Sarah Newman, Brown University, J. M. Stuart Fellow. "Transforming Trash: Changing Understandings of Waste in Mesoamerica"
John Russell Bartlett Society Meeting
March 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Hebert Obboda spoke on his collection of books on minerology
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
March 25, 2015 - 4 pm
Manuel Covo, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) / Paris X University, France, John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow. "Subversive Commerce: the United States and Revolutionary Saint-Domingue (1790s)"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
March 18, 2015 - 4 pm
Stijn van Rossem, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium, Reese / John Alden Memorial Fellow. "Faking the Books: The Editorial Strategies of Early Modern Printers"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
March 11, 2015 - 4 pm
Pedro M. Guibovich Pérez, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow. "Erudite Complicities: Authors, Censors and the Production of Books in the Peruvian Viceroyalty"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
March 4, 2015 - 12 pm
Bérénice Gaillemin, Centre d’Etudes Interdisciplinaires des Faits Religieux (EHESS-CNRS) LabEx Histoire et Anthropologie des Sciences, des Techniques et des Croyances, Donald L. Saunders Fellow, "Painting Speech and Speaking to the Eyes: New Insights into Pictorial Catechisms at the JCB"
1764—Brown's Founding in a Global Context
March 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University, "Medicine in 1764: What it Was, Some Ways it Changed, and Where it Might be Going"
Annual Vasco da Gama Lecture
March 2, 2015 -5:30 pm
Rui Vieira Nery,Director, Gulbenkian Foundation Portuguese Language and Culture Program, "Fado: A Portuguese Genre from its Afro-Brazilian Roots to World Music."
Hakluyt Society Meeting
February 26-27
Hakluyt Society Lecture
February 26, 2015 - 7 pm
Peter Mancall, University of Southern California, "Richard Hakluyt and the Book of Nature"
JCB Seminar in the History of the Americas and the World (SHAW)
February 25, 2015 - 4 pm
Elizabeth Wright, University of Georgia. "A Black Bard for Spain’s Global Empire: Juan Latino’s Elegy on the Battle of Lepanto"
1764—Brown's Founding in a Global Context
February 24, 2015 - 5:30 pm (rescheduled from February 17, 2015)
Catherine Brekus, Harvard Divinity School, " 'Full, Free, Absolute, and Uninterrupted Liberty of Conscience:' Understanding Brown'f Founding in a Global Religious Context"
February 19-21, 2015
Merchants of the Printed World. A symposium commemorating the 475th anniversary of the introduction of the printing press in America
February 19, 2015 5:30 pm
Roger Chartier, Collège de France / University of Pennsylvania. "The Seven Lives of Las Casas' Brevísima Relación (1552 -1822)"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
February 18, 2015 - 4 pm
Jacob F. Lee, Indiana University, John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow. "Rivers of Power: Illinois Indians and French Colonists in the Colonial Midwest"

February 11, 2015 - 4 pm
Matthew Reilly, Brown University, Postdoctural Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute, "Labor Transformations in the 17th-Century Caribbean: The 1646 Hapcott Map and the Archaeology of Trents Estate, Barbados"
Galletti Lecture—POSTPONED
February 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm
François Furstenberg, Johns Hopkins University, "When the United States Spoke French"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
February 4, 2015 - 4 pm
Tanya Tiffany, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. "Cross-Dressing as Christ: Women and Material Culture in Colonial Lima"
January 28, 2015 - 4 pm
Lauri Tähtinen, Harvard University, JCB Researcher-in-Residence. "Brazil Beyond the Future"
JCB Seminar in the History of the Americas and the World (SHAW)
January 23, 2015 - 4 pm
Justin Pope, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the John Carter Brown Library. "Before the Age of Revolution: Slave Rumor and Rebellion in the Black British Atlantic, 1729-1746"
January 14, 2015 - 4 pm
Mekala Audain, Brown University, Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice. "A Free and Friendly Asylum: Louisiana Fugitive Slaves in Spanish Texas, 1804-1812"
December 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm
William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology at Brown University, "Paths to the Great Swamp Fight, December 19, 1675"
Short-Term Fellow's Talk
December 17, 2014 - 4 pm
Jennifer Saracino, Tulane University, Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellow. "Shifting Landscapes: The Mapa Uppsala and Its Sources"
Seminar in the History of the Americas and the World (SHAW)
December 10, 2014 - 4 pm
Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University. "The Early Mapping of the Caribbean"
Long-Term Fellow's Talk
December 3, 2014 - 12 pm
Nancy van Dusen, Queen’s University, Canada, InterAmericas Fellow, funded by The Reed Foundation. "The Disappearance of the Past: Indigenous Slavery in the Early Modern Iberian World"