Early Modern Global Caribbean Symposium

September 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

On September 7 and 8, the John Carter Brown Library will host an Early Modern Global Caribbean Symposium. This meeting, proposed and co-organized by Carla Pestana (UCLA) and Molly Warsh (Pitt), will consist of a mix of conversations, primary and secondary source discussion, and an opportunity to advance knowledge in a crucial part of the Library‚Äôs collection. The symposium is the first of what we hope will be a series of events and a broader initiative at the JCB examining the place of the early Caribbean in colonial American and early modern global studies.

Two sessions of the symposium are open to the Brown and Providence community: 

Friday September 7 | 2-3 pm | Session 2: The Caribbean in Class

A discussion of the relationship of our research and reading on the region to the syllabi and lectures we construct. What do we view as pivotal? What do we leave out? How do we get at the global, diverse, and interdisciplinary (in terms of historical record/cultural production) nature of the early modern Caribbean given the language constraints of our students?

Saturday September 8 2-4pm | Final event: Roundtable

Selected participants will kick off a discussion of issues and outcomes related to the symposium.

To register for either session, please click here