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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.

Susan Danforth and Robert Hauser narrate this account of the efforts of the John Carter Brown Library conservation department.

John Demos (Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University), spoke at the JCB's 71st Annual Meeting on May 9, 2014. The Heathen School follows the progress and demise of a unique American social experiment.

Joyce Chaplin (James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, Harvard University), April 22, 2014, MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library. The first of seven lectures in the series...

Roquinaldo Ferreira (Vasco da Gama Associate Professor in History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University), March 20, 2014, the Annual Gulbenkian Vasco da Gama lecture hosted by the JCB and the Department of Portuguese and...

February 9, 10, and 12, 2014, at the John Carter Brown Library. Includes a lecture by Jeffrey Bolster talking about his book, The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail, and a roundtable on environmental history with noted...

October 24-27, 2013. "Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World" at the John Carter Brown Library. See the...

June 6, 2013, MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library

Jack P. Greene, "1763 and the Re-evaluation of Empire: The View from Britain," celebrating the publication of Evaluating Empire and Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth-...

April 16, 2010. Podcast in the John Carter Brown Library. CAN maps talk? Just ask Susan Danforth, curator of maps and prints at the John Carter Brown Library, who explains why maps historically have been more than just representations of the...