The Early Modern Menagerie

September 26, 2016
The John Carter Brown Library
Providence, RI 02912

Wild, tamed, or domesticated. Furry, feathered, or scaled. People-eating or a person's best friend. The role of animal actors in the history of the early Americas is not always apparent. The John Carter Brown Library has brought together six scholars whose work intersects with beasts that walk on land, dig beneath it, fly above it, and swim between it.

A roundtable featuring:

Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Roger Williams University
Mary Draper, University of Virginia / JCBL
Iris Montero Sobrevilla, Brown University
Marcy Norton, The George Washington University / JCBL
Linda Rupert, University of North Carolina - Greensboro / JCBL
Silvia Sebastiani, Ecole des hautes ├ętudes en sciences sociales / JCBL