Department of History

History at Brown

The Brown History Department is a community of scholars and students committed to the rigorous study of humanity’s vast and diverse past.

The department’s research, public outreach, and teaching is global and integrative, and its award-winning faculty members are acclaimed scholars who excel in the classroom.



Our history courses teach undergraduate students how societies and cultures across the world change over time. Concentrators learn to write and think critically, and to understand issues from a variety of perspectives.

Recent News

News from the Department of History

Phoebe Labat Awarded 2023-24 Fulbright

Phoebe Labat is a 3rd-year Ph.D. Candidate currently working on a dissertation around natural disasters in the French Atlantic world. She recently received a Fulbright Award for France 2023-2024. In this spotlight, Phoebe delves into what she looks forward to gaining from the experience.
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Congratulations to Françoise N. Hamlin on the publication of "The Struggle of Struggles" — a new edition of an autobiography chronicling the everyday conflicts, losses, and triumphs of the civil rights struggle.
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Department of History
Brown University
Box N
79 Brown Street
Providence, RI