Below is a sampling of what to expect this year. The schedule is subject to change. Please check back soon to see the most up-to-date schedule, as well as details and links for confirmed events.

All events are free and open to the public. Please visit the event webpage below to RSVP and complete your registration. 

Spring 2018 Events

February 2018
February 6, 2018
Lunch Talk with Bob Geake

February 8, 2018
Lunch Time Book Talk with Professor Ana Lucia Araujo on Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History

February 12, 2018
Lunch Talk with VP Shontay Delalue and Maiyah Gamble-Rivers on “Place, Memory and the Diaspora”

February 12, 2018
Evening Talk with Professor Evelynn Hammonds on J. Marion Sims: The Debate Over Racist Statues

February 14, 2018
Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Professor Todd Cleveland on "Forced Labor in Colonial Africa Reconsidered: Professionalism, Paternalism and Profits on Angola's Diamond Mines, 1917-75"

February 15, 2018
Lunch Talk with the Civil Rights Movement Initiative Youth

March 2018
March 1, 2018
Lunch Talk with Professor Matthew Reilly

March 7, 2018
Lunch Talk with Charles Roberts of the Middle Passage Medallion Committee

Emerging Scholar Lunch Talk with Professor Carolyn Roberts on "Broken World Botany: Collecting Enslaved Medical and Botanical Knowledge in West Africa during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade"

March 15, 2018
Lunch Talk with Tony Perry

March 15 - 16, 2018
Whitewashing Abolition: Race, Displacement, and Combating Human Trafficking

April 2018
April 12, 2018
Lunch Talk with Professor Pablo Sierra-Silva (Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow, John Carter Brown Library)

April 17, 2018
Lunch Talk with CSSJ Affiliate Graduate Fellow Daniel Platt

April 24, 2018
Lunch Talk with Professor Jane Lancaster

May 2018

May 4-5, 2018
Race, Memory and Memorialization Conference 

May 25-26, 2018
Commencement Activities 

June 2018

June 1, 2018
Open House Reception for the JCB-Omohundro Institute Conference 

Fall 2017 Events

September 2017
September 13, 2017
Open House at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice

September 15, 2017
Book Talk with Damien Soyjoyner (UC-Irvine) and Sabina Vaught (Tufts)

September 28, 2017
Lunch Talk with JCBL Fellow Christopher Blakley: Have Herewith Sent You a Sheepe: Nonhuman Animals in the Networks of the Atlantic African Slave Trade
CSSJ & John Carter Brown Library Fellows Series

October 2017
October 3, 2017
Lunch Talk with High School Seniors Maya Clifton and Taiwo Demola

October 12, 2017
Lunch Talk with Meadow Dibble Hilley: A Diseased Ship at Home Port: Cape Cod Sea Captains and the Atlantic Slave Trade

October 14, 2017
Family Weekend Forum: Uncovering Historical Silences: Creating Public Histories

October 23, 2017
Race & Medicine Lecture with Ann Morning: Kaleidoscope: Contested Identities and New Forms of Racial Membership 

October 24, 2017
Emerging Scholar Lunch Talk with Professor Christopher Willoughby: The Medical Chattel Principle: Race, Slavery, and Dissection in Early American Medical Schools

October 26, 2017
Lunch Talk with Ellen S. Cola: Harriet Jacobs, #BlackGirlMagic, and the History of Slavery in the US

November 2017
November 4, 2017
National Humanities Conference: Uncovering Historical Silences: Creating New Public Histories

November 7, 2017
Pat Mues and Sarah Weed Present Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island

November 14, 2017
Emerging Scholar Lunch Talk with Professor Thomas Dichter: Mob Scenes: Lynching, Conquest, and the Carceral State

November 19, 2017
Special Event: The Art of Joseph Holston