Libraries of the Future, Scholarship of the Past

Date/Time: 
May 31, 2018 - 2:00pm

Libraries of the Future, Scholarship of the Past

In lieu of this year's "Annual Meeting" and end-of-year lecture, the JCB is sponsoring a special roundtable entitled "Libraries of the Future, Scholarship of the Past", bringing into dialogue architectural specialists with scholars who are contending with significant changes in the way that research is being carried out in special collections libraries in the digital age. Prize-winning architectural firms will include representatives from: Ann Beha ; Sasaki; Selldorf; and Shepley, Bulfinch.


The architectural roundtable will begin at 2pm in the main reading room of the John Carter Brown Library, followed by a discussion with invited scholars at 4pm. The program will end with a reception at 5:30pm kicking off a three-day scholarly symposium on the intra-American slave trade and the launch of a new digital database that will change the way scholars understand the development of slavery and the slave trade in the colonial Americas.


More details to follow.