Fluidity: Knowing Water in the Americas Panel

April 3, 2018 - 3:00pm

Fluidity: Knowing Water in the Americas is an interdisciplinary panel on water organized as part of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society's Water's Edge programming. Panelists include Bathsheba Demuth (Assistant Professor of History, Brown University), discussing historical aspects of the northwest passage; Noor Johnson (Fletcher School at Tufts University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center), speaking on indigenous ontologies of sea and ice in the Arctic; John F. López (Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Davis and current JCB fellow), discussing the management of water in viceregal Mexico City; and Katherine Ibbett (Professor of French, Trinity College, University of Oxford), discussing the co-curated JCB exhibition on water. The panel is introduced and moderated by JCB Director and Librarian Neil Safier, and complemented by Sourcing the Stream, an installation by Wendy Woodson (Amherst College). This event is followed by a reception. 


The Reading Room will close to researchers at 1:00 pm.