The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage’s ground-breaking MA program, engaged research, and innovative conferences help students, practitioners and communities make the humanities meaningful and accessible.

The Center, founded as the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization in 1979 and part of Brown University since 1995, offers the leading graduate program in public humanities featuring a range of interdisciplinary courses. We collaborate on cutting edge, scholarly and research projects developed with other departments and centers at Brown and with local, national, and international cultural, arts, and educational institutions. The Center for Public Humanities at Brown defines public humanities through our teaching, our collaborative projects, and our analog and digital publications.