Seminars and Workshops

The Department of History hosts several regular seminars and workshops designed to bring together faculty, graduate students, and other scholars in the area around particular research topics.

19th Century U.S. History Workshop

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This seminar features new research on nineteenth-century American history and is intended to stimulate conversations about periodization, method, and interpretation. We are especially eager to welcome faculty and graduate students from nearby institutions and related disciplines. Each session will feature a pre-circulated paper, available a week in advance. To join the mailing list, please write to Seth RockmanClick here for the current schedule. 

Brazil Initiative

Brown-India Initiative

Cultures and Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean Colloquium (CRAM)

An informal interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from many departments and programs. CRAM meets monthly to discuss a precirculated work-in-progress paper. 

Israel-Palestine, Lands and Peoples Workshop

Medieval and Early Modern History Seminar (MEMHS)

This monthly seminar features pre-circulated papers and presentations of works-in-progress from advanced graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars in medieval and early modern History. 

Middle East Studies Initiative

The Middle East Studies Initiative at Brown University organizes conferences, workshops, a lecture series, a luncheon seminar, and an undergraduate paper series every semester. Most have substantial historical content. 

South Asian Studies

Spatial History Lecture Series