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

Department Gathers in Memory of Natalie Zemon Davis

On Thursday, November 2nd, members of the history department gathered in the Chair’s Office to honor the life and work of renowned historian of the early modern world and marginalized people, Natalie Zemon Davis.
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News from the Department of History

“Making” as a Means for Learning

On Wednesday, October 18, students in Professor Seth Rockman's first-year seminar "A Textile History of Atlantic Slavery” undertook an experiential research project with wax-resist fabric dyeing.
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News from the Department of History

William G. McLoughlin Terrace Dedication

On Thursday, October 12th the Department of History was joined by the family of William G. McLoughlin, a professor in history from 1958-1992, for a dedication ceremony in his honor.
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Mailing Address:

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