Multi-media historian Vincent Brown is the Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University.
Vincent Brown's research, writing, teaching, and other creative endeavors are focused on the political dimensions of cultural practice in the African Diaspora, with a particular emphasis on the early modern Atlantic world. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals and was producer and director of research for the television documentary Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (2009), recipient of the 2009 John E. O’Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association, awarded Best Documentary at both the 2009 Hollywood Black Film Festival and the 2009 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, and broadcast nationally on season 11 of the PBS series Independent Lens. His first book, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (2008), was co-winner of the 2009 Merle Curti Award and received the 2009 James A. Rawley Prize and the 2008-09 Louis Gottschalk Prize. More recently Brown has been the principal investigator and curator of Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative, accessible online at revolt.axismaps.com.
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