Governing Board

  • Laura Bass


    Laura Bass is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies with a courtesy appointment in the History of Art and Architecture. Bass’s research and teaching cross the disciplinary borders of literature and culture, as well as art history and history. Her book, The Drama of the Portrait: Theater and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, 2008), won the 2010... Read full profile.

  • graduate colloquium leader at the Center for the Study for the Early Modern World, History of Art and Architecture

    Dominic Bate has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. His postgraduate studies focused on the history of the printed image in Western Europe before 1700 and culminated in his Master's thesis on the English reception of the French engraver Robert Nanteuil. Before coming to Brown, Bate worked in the British Museum's Department of Prints and Drawings where he... Read full profile.

  • Munro, Goodwin, Wilkinson Professor of European History

    Tim Harris received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Emmanuel College from 1983 to 1986 before moving to Brown. He teaches a wide range of courses in the political, religious, intellectual, social, and cultural history of early modern England, Scotland, and Ireland. A social historian of politics, he has written about the interface of high and low... Read full profile.

  • Director of the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World, John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Humanities, Professor of Classics, Professor of Hispanic Studies

    Andrew Laird came to Brown in 2016 from Warwick University in the U.K., where he was Professor of Classical Literature. At Brown University, Laird holds appointments at the Cogut Institute as well as the Departments of Classics and Hispanic Studies. His research interests extend beyond ancient Greece and Rome to the European Renaissance and colonial Latin America, with a focus on the role of... Read full profile.

  • Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Italian Studies

    Evelyn Lincoln is an art historian specializing in the history of print culture and the book in the early modern period. She received a B.A. in art and literature from Antioch College in 1973, and was a printmaker and curator in San Francisco before returning to school in 1989 to study the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in 1994, joining the... Read full profile.