April 25, 2017

The John Carter Brown Library

Andrés Reséndez, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, and author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America...

February 16, 2017

The John Carter Brown Library

As part of the Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara discusses her recently published book, Dark Work: The...

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...

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.

Katherine Bonil Gomez spoke on free people of African descent and their lives in colonial Colombia on January 13 in the Reading Room.