THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY will host an intimate symposium related to the life and career of Gilbert Chinard, a scholar who is anything but well remembered, from March 16-18, 2017. With generous support from the Florence Gould Foundation, “So well remembered…: The Life and Career of Gilbert Chinard” will bring together a group of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic for a conversation around the extraordinary career of Chinard (1881-1972) in several of his distinctive arenas of scholarship.



THE SYMPOSIUM will consist of workshops related to Chinard’s scholarship on American exoticism, the founding fathers, Huguenots and French migration to the Americas, Franco-American relations and the history of the United States in France. The symposium is an opportunity to discuss Chinard’s experiences in American universities, including Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and Brown; examine printed and manuscript sources at the Library; and develop collaborative projects for the future that may relate to Chinard’s legacy and particular areas of scholarship.