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.

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Q&A with Lenny Ballesteros

When he's not out patrolling College Hill, Brown University Public Safety Officer Leonard "Lenny" Ballesteros can be found taking notes in class. As an enrolled student in HIST 1501: The American Revolution, Ballesteros has learned how to successfully balance his role as an officer and dedicated pupil.
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Department of History
Brown University
Box N
79 Brown Street
Providence, RI