Collaborative Cluster Fellowships

The John Carter Brown Library seeks to encourage collaboration among scholars as they explore and shed light on the Library's collections by providing support for group projects. Collaborative Cluster Fellowships are meant to expand the disciplinary scope of research at the Library and support cutting-edge research methods. 

2017-18 Collaborative Cluster Fellowship Projects

  • “The Epistemology of the Copy in Early Modern Travel Narratives” – supported by the Center for New World Comparative Studies Fund
Stephanie Leitch, Associate Professor, Art History, Florida State University

Lisa Voigt, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese, The Ohio State University


  • “Early Modern Caribbean Thick-Mapping: Africans, Indians, and Europeans in Colonial Space and Autonomous Space” – supported by the Jeanette D. Black Fellowship Fund

Isaac Curtis, PhD Candidate, History, University of Pittsburgh

Angela Sutton, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Digital Humanities Center, Vanderbilt University

Charlton Yingling, Lecturer, African American Studies & History, University of South Carolina Upstate


2016-17 Interdisciplinary Cluster Projects

  • "On Cesarean Operations and Fetal Baptism: An Eighteenth-Century Guatemalan Treatise in Historical Perspective" - supported by the Ruth Ekstrom Fund

Zeb Tortorici, Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, New York University

Adam Warren, Associate Professor, History, University of Washington

Martha Few, Professor, History, The Pennsylvania State University

Nina S. Scott, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • "Indigenous Perspectives on the Lives of Pocahontas and Joseph Brant" - supported by the Director's New Initiatives Fund

Stephanie Pratt, Independent Scholar

Shelley Niro, Independent Visual Artist

ElizaBeth Hill, Independent Artist/Writer

  • "Cacao, the Amazonian Spices and the Atlantic (17th and 18th Centuries)" - supported by the Center for New World Comparative Studies Fund

Rafael Chambouleyron, Associate Professor, History, Universidade Federal do Pará

Karl Heinz Arenz, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal do Pará

  • "Amerindian Pathways and Spatial Relations in the Guianas and Northeastern Amazonia, 1650-1750"

Mark Harris, Reader in Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews

Silvia Espelt Bombin, Honorary Research Fellow in Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews