On Monday, May 9, 2016, award-winning author Andrea Wulf, traced Humboldt's influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art, and literature.
On April 27, 2016, Minta Zlomke, Brown University, spoke on how Walter Raleigh's dual roles as courtier and privateer allowed him to frame the his book, Discoverie of Guiana, through the rhetoric of translatio imperii studiique....
Ines Godinho Guarda spoke on April 11, 2016, about African middlemen in the Atlantic slave trade from 1680 to 1720, focusing in particular on the case of the African, João de Oliveira, who was a middleman in the African slave trade.
Susan Ramirez spoke on April 11, 2016, on the changing land tenure panorama in Peru from the time of intial European contact and the following 30 years of the colonial era.
Listen to a roundtable discussion with Thiago Nicodemo, António Dimas, Júnia Ferreira Furtado, Andréa Doré, and Roquinaldo Ferreira.
Gretchen Henderson spoke about The Bondwoman’s Narrative, believed to be the first novel written by an African American woman, c. mid-1850s. She is writing an opera narrative and libretto based on the survival and recovery of the...
Michael Blanding told the true-life story of a map dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps from rare-book libraries around the country on March 9, 2016.
Rebecca Earle explores 18th-century efforts to introduce new foodstuffs to Europe’s colonies, and analyses the place of diet in the Enlightenment’s pursuit of happiness.
Amélia Polónia from the University of Porto, Portugal, spoke about the crucial role women played as brokers in the Portuguese state of India on Feb. 17, 2016.
Alcira Dueñas addressed the public lives of literate indigenous Andeans in late colonial Lima and their intellectual and legal involvement in the world of letrados, the urban managers of law. Listen to the talk here.