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

Celebrating Howard Chudacoff's 53 Years at Brown

On Saturday, April 29th, friends, family, and colleagues of Professor Howard P. Chudacoff gathered at Brown’s Faculty Club in Providence, RI to celebrate his retirement after 53 years of teaching.
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On April 19th, HIST 0286 A: History of Medicine I: Medical Traditions in the Old World Before 1700, taught by Professor Harold J. Cook, visited the special collections at John Hay Library. The archive contains more than 3,000,000 items, over half the library’s total resources.
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The Choices Program, affiliated with the Department of History, will be hosting a one-week Institute for K-12 educators taking place in summer 2023 called "American Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory."
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Department of History
Brown University
Box N
79 Brown Street
Providence, RI