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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.

Read more at: http://brown.edu/go/prison

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."

Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/2dkD5zC

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.

May 22, 2016

On April 28, 2016, James T. Patterson, Brown University professor emeritus and prize-winning historian, became one of the 10 people who got selected by the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame for membership in the hall. Link to the article in Providence Journal can be found here.

May 20, 2016

On March 28, 2016, Prof. Howard P. Chudacoff's article - "Let's Not Pay College Athletes", was published on The Wall Street Journal. The link to the article can be found here.

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