October 13, 2016

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 the present and the future, piecing together an informative, accessible, and thought-provoking picture of Jewish Poland. The exhibition will officially open on Tuesday, October 20, at 7 pm at Brown RISD Hillel, and will be on display through November 30. Adam Teller, Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, travelled to Poland and the Galicia Jewish Museum with Brown RISD Hillel in March 2015 and will provide opening remarks for the exhibit.

September 29, 2016

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 here

September 28, 2016

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's Adult Correctional Institute, including her "Locked Up: A Global History of Prison and Captivity." Such “inside-out” courses can play an important role in the prison reform movement while enriching student education. The conference and its concurrent multimedia exhibit, “States of Incarceration,” are sponsored by the John Nicolas Brown Center for Public Humanities.

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September 28, 2016

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 Africana Studies allows her to provide a historical context for contemporary events, "while encouraging critical thinking around the questions of race, inclusion, and sites of knowledge."

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May 27, 2016

The Brown University Department of History is very pleased to announce that two of its faculties have received awards at the 2015-2016 University Awards Ceremony.

Françoise Hamlin, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, was awarded "The Karen T. Romer Award for Excellence in Advising."

Ethan Pollock, Associate Professor of History and Slavic Studies, was awarded "The William G. McLoughlin Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences."

For further details, you can visit the University Awards page here.

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