JCB Fellow's Talk: Guadalupe García
Guadalupe García (Tulane University), John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow
"City of Light and Shadow: Reading and Mapping Havana's Atlantic Geographies"
Cartographic and literary depictions of Havana tell many stories; of a bustling port city, a colonial hub, and an urban space where enslaved and free peoples of African descent moved within the liminal spaces of competing geographies. This show-and-tell provides an entrance into the John Carter Brown Library’s collection on the many faces of the black urban Atlantic. The sources on display invite us to explore the contested geography of Havana and its relationship to the far-off locales, empires, and documentary collections that have framed the ways in which we narrate the city’s history.
The Reading Room closes to researchers at 3:30 p.m.