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"Roger Williams Decoded" Visual Presentation

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
0014 Westbrook
Callie Davis, 919-660-3599 or cdavis@div.duke.edu

The Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School and the Rubenstein Library of Duke University will sponsor a visual presentation by members of a team from Brown University that decoded the work of Roger Williams, who gathered the First Baptist Church in America and founded the colony of Rhode Island.

The speakers at the event, "Roger Williams Decoded," will be: Lucas Mason-Brown, an undergraduate mathematics student at Brown and the lead de-coder; Linford Fisher, assistant professor of history at Brown and main faculty supervisor to the project; and Stan Lemmons, retired professor of history at Rhode Island College and historian of the First Baptist Church of America.

In 2012, the team successfully deciphered the script of a small, leather-bound book that had been in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University for more than a century and also confirmed the authorship of Baptist trailblazer Williams.

Registration is not required for the public event but is recommended by contacting Callie Davis. Light refreshments will be served.