Spring 2014 Schedule

Greetings! After a fun and engaging series of presentations in the fall, we are excited to announce the schedule for Spring 2014. All sessions will be held in the JCB’s MacMillan Reading Room at 5:30 PM. Space is limited; registration is required. As before, all sessions will consist of a 35 minute presentation, followed by a discussion / Q&A and a reception. For email reminders and announcements, please sign up for the JBBAS email listserv. We hope to see you soon!

February 19 (new date): Robert Fanuzzi (St. John’s University): “The Archive, the Market, and the Plantation: Moreau de St. Mery and the Triangle Trade in Americanist Discourse.”

March 3: Eric Slauter (University of Chicago): “The Selling of Scipio Moorhead: The American Revolution, Slavery, and the Market for an African Painter.”

April 24: Carla Pestana (UCLA): “The Initial Vision for an English Jamaica.”

The 2013-14 series has been generously supported by the JCB and the Humanities Initiative at Brown University.

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Fall 2013 Schedule

We’re happy to announce an exciting Fall 2013 lineup for the JCB / Brown British Atlantic Seminar. All sessions will be held in the JCB’s MacMillan Reading Room at 5:30 PM (please note the time change from the Spring of 2013). Space is limited; registration is required. As before, all sessions will consist of a 35 minute presentation, followed by a discussion / Q&A and a reception. For email reminders and announcements, please sign up for the JBBAS email listserv. We hope to see you this fall!

September 26: David Hall (Harvard University): “Were the Puritans in Stuart England and early New England reformers of “society” alongside their ambitions for reforming the church? Reflections on a longstanding problem.”

October 17: Wil Verhoeven (University of Groningen): “Americomania and the French Revolution Debate in Britain, 1789-1802.”

November 6: Jason Peacey (University College London): “Rethinking print culture and political life, 1640-1690: the case of Sir Richard Temple”

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Stay tuned for the 2013-2014 schedule

We are happy to announce that the JCB/Brown British Atlantic Seminar has received generous funding from the Brown University Humanities Initiative for Research and Teaching as well as from the John Carter Brown Library for the 2013-2014 academic year. We are currently working on a slate of presenters, so stay tuned for more details.

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Seminar Information

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB) announces a new seminar series on the British Atlantic that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 5 PM in the JCB’s MacMillan Reading Room. Our Spring 2013 lineup is as follows:

February 14: Karen Kupperman, Professor of History, New York University: “Music and Language in the Early Modern Atlantic”

April 4 (Rescheduled from March 7):  Brendan McConville, Professor of History, Boston University: “Rebellion and Reaction: The Paradox of Anti Popery in the Revolutionary Atlantic, 1773-1783.”

April 18David Loewenstein, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Radical Religious Writers and the Terrors of Heresy in Seventeenth-Century England.”

Each meeting will include a mini-exhibition of materials from the JCB’s collections that relate to the topic of the presentation, prepared by the JCB’s Curator of European Books, Dennis Landis.

Space is limited. Registration required. 

JBBAS is a collaboration between the JCB and the Departments of History and English at Brown University. Other sponsors include the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Provost’s Office, Brown University.

JBBAS Organizing Committee:

  • Linford Fisher, History, Brown University
  • Philip Gould, English, Brown University
  • Tim Harris, History, Brown University
  • Dennis Landis, John Carter Brown Library
  • Margot Nishimura, John Carter Brown Library
Image: Carrington Bowles, Bowles’s New One-Sheet Chart of the Atlantic or Western Ocean, Laid down from the Latest Discoveries, and Regulated by Numerous Astronomical Observations, London, [ca. 1794]. From the JCB Map Collection available online.
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