The JCB Fellowship Program turns 50 this year, and we’re celebrating with a reunion conference, June 7-10!
The first announcement of the event came in a holiday greetings from Director Ted Widmer last December. In case you missed it, we’ve included Ted’s letter below, and promise more updates as the plans are finalized in the next few weeks.
Dec. 22, 2011
Dear JCB Former Fellows,
The holiday season is traditionally a time for end-of-year greetings. I have nothing against that — indeed, I offer them enthusiastically to all of you! But the purpose of this email is to ask you to focus on the middle of next year, and specifically June 7-9, when we will convene a gathering of former Fellows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fellowship program at the John Carter Brown Library. Bernard Bailyn, Rolena Adorno, and JCB board member David Rumsey (see davidrumsey.com) have all agreed to give keynotes, and many other JCB alumni will be speaking. More information will be forthcoming from Margot Nishimura, our Deputy Director and Librarian, but in addition to the holiday greetings, I wanted to ask you to hold the date. (For those who are eager to make arrangements, some preliminary information about lodgings appears below.) It should be a memorable get-together — a chance not only to celebrate our history, but to think about new directions for the program.
Best wishes for the new year,
Director and Librarian
Accommodation information can now be found here: http://blogs.brown.edu/jcbfellows50th/accomodations/