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Ph.D student Jonathan Lande has received the William F. Holmes Prize for his paper, “Deserting Freedom: African American Runaways in the Union Army.” This honor is awarded to the best junior faculty/graduate student paper at the annual conference of the Southern Historical Association.

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Gordon S. Wood, a professor emeritus at Brown University, is the 2016 recipient of the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture. This award recognizes individuals whose work “mirrors the founding spirit of Abraham Redwood and the Redwood Library to [promote] knowledge and virtue.” He will receive the award on November 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Casino...Read more

Eighteenth-Century Lithuania: The Jews on the Radziwill Estates. The book focuses on Jewish economic life, challenging the historically stigmatised stereotype of an "innate" Jewish entrepreneurial ability. By explicating the factors that shaped Jewish economic success, Professor Teller sheds light on the the fundamental dynamics of Jewish social integration.

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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