Since its inception in 1984, CLACS has fostered a dynamic partnership of students and teachers to discover, communicate, and preserve knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean in the community and beyond. Each year the Center offers a lively interdisciplinary lecture series that brings scholars to Brown to present cutting edge research on Latin America and the Caribbean, international conferences and seminars on pressing public problems, film screenings, and cultural performances.
The John Carter Brown Library is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the Library’s walls is an internationally renowned, constantly growing collection of primary historical sources pertaining to the Americas, both North and South, before ca. 1825. The Library offers fellowships, sponsors lectures and conferences, regularly mounts exhibitions for the public, and publishes catalogues, bibliographies, and other works that interpret its holdings to facilitate and encourage use of the collection.