Community partnerships are crucial to the work of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.  These partnerships – with arts, cultural, and historical organizations throughout the state, region, and even the world – develop through our common engagement with the challenge of doing public intellectual and artistic work.  They enrich and advance our work, providing a space for sharing knowledge and for thinking together through questions, such as the connection between the public humanities and social justice, the use of digital technologies to tell new stories and reach new audiences, or the potential for public programs about the arts, culture and history to create new relationships. 

Brown University Partners 

Brown Arts Initiative​

Center for Digital Scholarship

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

David Winton Bell Gallery

Department of American Studies

Department of Archaeology

Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Department of History

Department of Theater and Performance Studies

Department of Sociology

Department of Africana Studies

Department of Modern Culture and Media

Department of Religious Studies

Digital Learning & Design

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

John Carter Brown Library

John Hay Library

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Nelson Center for Enterpreneurship

Sarah Doyle Women's Center


Providence and Rhode Island-based Partners


Dirt Palace

Downcity Design

Little Compton Historical Society

Lippitt House Museum

New Urban Arts

City of Providence Arts, Culture + Tourism

Providence City Arts for Youth

Providence Preservation Society

Providence Public Library

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island Latino Arts

Rhode Island School of Design Architecture and Interior Architecture Departments

RISD Museum of Art

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)

Southside Cultural Center

Statehouse Restoration Society

The Center for Reconciliation

Tomaquag Museum

Waterfire Providence

Plimoth Plantation

JFK Library

School One

National and International Partners

Cultural Management Program, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life

National Council on Public History

Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, Cleveland State University

Humanities Action Lab

Northeastern Public Humanities Consortium