Three graduate students in archaeology worked with the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission in Newport, Rhode Island, to create an interactive map of God’s Little Acre, one of the oldest African and African American burial grounds in the country.
The film series, led by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and by family, friends and classmates of the late Brown alumnus, aims to underscore the importance of documentaries in understanding and confronting challenging social issues.
A four-year Mellon Foundation grant will enable the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and academic centers at three fellow institutions to expand research and teaching opportunities on race and ethnicity.
Postdoctoral researcher Rui Gomes Coelho plans to excavate a trail once trod by WW-II refugees — now a migration route for thousands who are fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
On the 400th anniversary of the start of slave trade in the British American colonies, students and faculty at Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice are engaging in research for a PBS miniseries directed by renowned documentarian Stanley Nelson, hosting a two-day symposium on the lasting effects of slavery and more.
“Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards,” an exhibition of selected works by the Brown professor of visual art, offers an artistic chronicle of 40 years of travel, life changes and perspective shifts.
New York-based architecture firm REX designed an academic and cultural building that is technologically sophisticated, highly flexible and adaptable to multiple art forms, yet intimate in scale and feel.
The Diana Nelson and John Atwater Lobby will serve as a convening space in the University’s envisioned performing arts center, and additional funds from the couple will support the Brown Promise and Brown Annual Fund.
As part of a broader Brown Arts Initiative series on protest, art and activism, the exhibition includes photos and films documenting the Civil Rights Movement, the Texas prison system and undocumented workers from Mexico.
Brown professor Stephen Houston will excavate a massive series of citadels in present-day Guatemala, which can shed light on how the leaders of the ancient Maya city of Tikal responded to a foreign threat.
Spanning four centuries, five continents and many languages, the Dr. Steven Ungerleider Collection of Haggadot will enable new insights into the experiences and customs of Jewish communities across the globe.