UPDATE 5/31/12: The “I Found it at the JCB Live!” session has been cancelled, but we are always happy to have submissions to the online series, which can now be seen in our “JCB Books Speak” blog: https://blogs.brown.edu/jcbbooks/
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We have set aside one session of the conference (Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m.) for returning fellows to tell the story – out loud — of 1 or 2 items in the collection that spoke to them in unexpected ways or offered a surprise discovery that might or might not have been related to the work central to their time at the JCB. The stories will be told in 5-10 minute slots in front of the books, maps, or manuscripts themselves (depending on condition) in small group settings in locations throughout the Library, with a JCB curator or other staff serving as host in each location.
If you would like to participate in the storytelling, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- The title and other identifying information for the proposed item(s), including the call number (if you have it) and specifics about edition, etc. (can send the permalink to the JOSIAH records, if available), and, if relevant, specific page numbers, illustrations, etc. that you will refer to.
- A brief summary (no more than 250 words) of the story you plan to tell about the item(s).
When thinking about the presentation, keep in mind that the story should take you no more than 5-10 minutes to tell. Ideally, the proposed items have not already been submitted for publication in our “I Found It at the JCB!” online essay series (now a regular feature on the “JCB Books Speak” blog: http://blogs.brown.edu/jcbbooks/, with earlier entries now archived on the JCB website at http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/I%20found%20it%20JCB/About.html). Once told at the conference, however, we hope these new stories will also be submitted for online publication.