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Ana Vinagre sang fado following the annual Vasco da Gama lecture On March 2, 2015, at the John Carter Brown Library.

Rui Vieira Nery, Director, Gulbenkian Foundation Portuguese Language and Culture Program, "FADO: A Portuguese Genre from its Afro-Brazilian Roots to World Music," March 2, 2015, at the annual Vasco da Gama Lecture. Sponsored by the Department of...

Charles Rosenberg (Harvard University) "Medicine in 1764: What it Was, Some Ways it Changed, and Where it Might be Going", March 3, 2015, MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library. The sixth of seven lectures in the...

Catherine Brekus (Harvard Divinity School) " 'Full, Free, Absolute, and Uninterrupted Liberty of Conscience:' Understanding Brown's Founding in a Global Religious Context", February 24, 2015, MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter...

Roger Chartier gave the keynote address on “The Seven Lives of Las Casas’ Brevissima Relacion (1552 – 1822)”  for the symposium. "Merchants of the Printed World," ...

William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, spoke on December 18, 2014, about the Great Swamp Fight which took place close to 339 years earlier in southern Rhode Island.

Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College, spoke on "Powers in the Land: Indian Nations and the Limits of Empire in North America," on November 18, 2014. Co-presented with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the John Carter...

Ned Blackhawk, Yale University, spoke about indigenous peoples of North America at The Earliest Americas: A New Initiative. —On Oct. 13, 2014

Greg Grandin's new book describes an elaborate ruse conducted by mutinying slaves aboard a Spanish ship in 1805. This slave rebellion inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece, Benito Cereno.

Chet Van Duzer talked about Martin Waldseemüller's Carta marina of 1516 on June 11, 2014. See the video of his talk here.