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The History Department has a number of exciting possibilities for students entering Brown University this fall. For starters, we have two introductory lecture classes (History 0150) that span centuries and continents in order to showcase the big questions that historians are grappling with today: "Locked Up" is a survey of captivity and imprisonment from antiquity to mass incarceration; "...Read more

The History Department is pleased to announce the introduction of a new numbering system for the Fall semester of 2015. The changes to the numbering system will make it easier to find the courses you are looking for, whether you are looking to take your first history course, or if you need to fulfill one of your final requirements for the major. If you’d like to find the new...Read more

Doctoral candidates Wanda Henry, Rachel Gostenhofer, and Patrick Chung recently received prestigious fellowships from the graduate school in support of their teaching and ongoing dissertation research. Wanda has been selected for the Wheaton/Brown Faculty fellow program, which gives select doctoral candidates at Brown the opportunity to teach a course and participate fully in the...Read more

Three members of the faculty have won major research fellowships this spring. Linford Fisher, who recently received tenure from the university, was named a Charles A. Ryskamp Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. Françoise Hamlin, who was tenured last year, has been awarded a...Read more