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

Alumni Spotlight: Madeleine Rosenberg '10

Madeleine Rosenberg '10 is the Pomeroy Foundation Semiquincentennial Manager at the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). In this spotlight, she shares details about her personal career trajectory and offers advice to students interested in pursuing a career connected to their history degree.
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News from the Department of History

JCB Staff Spotlight: Meet Katherine Goldman!

In her new role as Communications Manager at the John Carter Brown Library, Katherine Goldman looks forward to enhancing library outreach and engagement as well as continuing her work with JCB Director and Professor of History Karin Wulf.
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Mailing Address:

Department of History
Brown University
Box N
79 Brown Street
Providence, RI