News

In celebration of the bicentenary of Colombia's independence from Spain, the JCB partnered with the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, DC for events highlighting the Library's extraordinary collection of early Colombian history. On September 12, 2019, former JCB fellow Cristina Soriano (a historian at Villanova University outside...

In conjunction with the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and the Department of History at Brown University, the JCB is pleased to welcome leading scholars in early modern Portuguese history for a series of lectures focused on the history of the Portuguese empire in the...

Inaugurating a new initiative in the history of Africa, African Americans, and the History of Slavery and the Slave Trade at the JCB, noted historian Herman Bennett (CUNY Graduate Center) will deliver an evening lecture on Friday, October 4 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary...

New Acquisitions

Thomas de Palomares, Estilo Nuevo de Escrituras Publicas, donde el Curioso hallara diferentes Generos de Contratos, y Advertencias de las Leyes, y Prematicas destos Reynos, y las Escrituras tocantes a la Navegacion de las Indias, Madrid, 1656.

The office of the escribano or notary was the...

Fresh Ink

Since the sixteenth century and even before, Europeans set out on a biblically inspired quest to find the site of the terrestrial paradise. In a fascinating new book published in France this past April, anthropologist and former JCB fellow Nathan Wachtel tells a wide-ranging story...

As libraries continue to develop the power of digital technologies for archiving and outreach, scholars are leveraging these platforms for language valorization and community building across continents. The JCB recently hosted Dr. Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics at Haverford College, and...