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.
Explore the collections of the John Carter Brown Library and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology on Thursday, February 15 from 12-4 pm.
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.
From its foundational core of Americana purchased in 1846, the JCB Library has always been a global collection. As we acquire new books, maps, and prints, we pay close attention to broader connections. This exhibition demonstrates that there are many worlds – and not just American ones – beneath the surface of our extraordinary collection.