Visual Thinking in the Archive: Mesoamerican Codices at the JCB

Date/Time: 
April 19, 2018 - 2:30pm

Visual Thinking in the Archive: Mesoamerican Codices at the JCB

Are you a visual thinker? Come join this workshop, sponsored by the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and the John Carter Brown Library, to explore the products of other visual thinkers in the Americas since pre-Columbian times. The unparalleled collection of manuscripts at the John Carter Brown Library is a window onto indigenous ways of representing landscapes, waterscapes and their human and more-than-human inhabitants.

This workshop will be an opportunity for students to examine a variety of painted books and maps from the early modern period (between 1500-1800). These vibrant manuscripts illustrate the possibilities for research into visual culture that the JCB archive enables for professional scholars and undergraduates alike. Facilitated by Iris Montero (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cogut Institute for the Humanities) and Alex Vidmar REMS ’18. Reception to follow - please join us!


RSVP to jcb-events@brown.edu appreciated but not necessary.