The Library invites graduate students and early career scholars to submit proposals for papers to be presented at a three-day conference entitled “Fire and Water: Entangled Histories of Empire and Science in the Early Modern Americas,” to take place on the campus of Brown University from September 21-23, 2017. Proposals of 300 words for papers...
The Library welcomes seven long-term fellows and forty-seven short-term fellows from a broad array of disciplines including archaeology, art history, linguistics, history, and literature.
The Caribbean origins of Alexander Hamilton - and his contemporaries' connections to other parts of the globe – serve as the jumping-off point to retell an American story using the extraordinary collection of the John Carter Brown Library.
On view through June 2017, The Americas on Fire depicts fire harnessed for agriculture, embraced as a mechanism for communicating with the divine realm, and wielded in combat by Native Americans and European colonizers alike.