Deep Displacement:  Excavating the History of Migration and Settlement
Friday, October 7th, 9:30 am - 5 pm
Peterutti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

A Workshop at Brown University

Sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Humanities Initiative Programming Fund, and the Program in Early Cultures


Anna Agbe-Davies (UNC Chapel Hill)
Yannis Hamilakis (Brown)
Michelle Lelievre (William and Mary)
Yoli Ngandali (University of Washington)
Matthew Reilly (City College)
Melissa Rosenzweig (Northwestern)
Mudit Trivedi (Stanford)
Parker VanValkenburgh (Brown)
Terence Weik (University of South Carolina)


9:30 am - 10:45 am -           Settlement and Subjectivity in Assyria and South Asia
10:45 am - 12:00 pm -         Settlement and Racial Dialectics in the Colonial Americas
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm -             Black Migration and Mobility in the Atlantic and the United States
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm -             Mobility and Resilience in Native North America
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm -             Commentary and Discussion

Writing Global Histories Today, September 16 – September 17, 2022

This two-day symposium brings together an international cohort of scholars to discuss the challenges of writing global histories today, including the epistemological difficulties of analogic and comparative thinking and the political implications of such histories for the present and future of global societies. What are the stakes of writing global histories today? Who should write global histories? And how?

Graduate Student Lunch held by the Program in Early Cultures on September 28th, 2022 in Horace Mann, Rms. 102 and 103

Come and find out about more about the Program in Early Cultures and our graduate student programming. At this lunch we will launch the Graduate Certificate in Early Cultures, a certificate open to students in any Brown PhD program; and relaunch the PEC Graduate Forum, a series of events bringing together all grad students working in early cultures across Brown. Graduate students from all disciplines, and faculty supervising graduate students in all disciplines, are welcome.  Please RSVP no later than September 25th to