Recent News

The inaugural exhibition of the "Traces of Memory" collection has come to Brown from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland. The exhibition reflects on the past as it pertains to...Read more

The Department of History is proud to congratulate Professor Edward L. (Ted) Widmer on his appointment as the new Director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He came to the department as an adjunct professor in 2012, after first serving as the Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library from 2006-2012. Read more about his accomplishments ...Read more

On September 16, Brown hosted "The Prison Education Movement: Does Brown Have a Role?," a conference on the prison education program and Brown's potential place in it. History Professor Amy Remensnyder has played an active role in establishing the groundwork for such a program. Since 2012, she has led a program within the History department to offer courses at Rhode Island'...Read more

As the campus collectively considers questions of diversity and inclusion, Prof. Françoise Hamlin is playing an instrumental role. An Associate Professor in History and Africana Studies, Hamlin stresses the importance of providing institutional support for the Africana Studies department, which has long been at the forefront of these conversations. Her affiliation with both History and...Read more