Rooms of their Own: Dwellings of the Enslaved and the Free in the Early Americas is on view in the MacMillan Reading Room through April, 2018.
Historian Peter C. Mancall (USC Dornsife) reveals how Europeans and Native Americans thought about a natural world undergoing rapid change in the century following the historic voyages of Christopher Columbus. Join us for a lecture on March 22.
This semester's lectures, panels, and fellows' talks span early American history, maritime exploration, Native studies, book history, and much more. Find out about some of the JCB's programming here.
Undergraduate bibliophiles in Rhode Island: Submit your collection by April 9th to be considered for the Stillwell Prize!
Maritime historian David Abulafia discusses how Portuguese settlers in the fifteenth century created societies on previously uninhabited land, how the discovery of the Americas affected these islands and how the islands affected the history of the Americas. Watch the lecture here.