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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...

New Acquisitions

In 1974, former JCB Librarian Thomas R. Adams produced a volume that listed the 101 most coveted books, maps, and prints that were *not* at the JCB. In carrying out the work of the Library, he wrote, “we have found it impossible not to dream...

Supported by a generous “Sawyer Seminar” grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center for Latin American Studies at Brown convened a series of seminars and workshops in 2018-19 on the theme of “Race and Indigeneity in the Americas.” Although the JCB was not...