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 This year marks the 70th anniversary of the dawn of the atomic age.   The first detonation of a nuclear weapon at Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16,1945 was followed in short order by the first use of nuclear weapons in war, at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  In the months that followed, the scientific community and policy makers in the United States,...Read more

Cristina Belli, a sophomore hailing from Nicaragua, shocked friends and family by deciding to concentrate in History. An internship with the National History Center in Washington DC in summer 2015 allowed Belli to collaborate on a new program to bring historical insight to policymakers. Belli recounts her experiences on...Read more

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