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Topic: history

“You have to get out of your own way,” Chatelain explained, and not be afraid that someone else might have voiced the same ideas in a better way.

Arts & Culture

Marcia Chatelain PhD ’08 receives Pulitzer Prize for History for her book ‘Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America’

July 13, 2021 0 comments

On Friday June 11, while feeding her infant son a bottle, Brown University alum and Georgetown University professor Marcia Chatelain PhD ’08 found out via Twitter that she had become a Pulitzer Prize winner in History for her second book, “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.”

Murphy ’23: In Myanmar, the return to military rule is 1990 all over again

Columns, Opinions

Murphy ’23: In Myanmar, the return to military rule is 1990 all over again

February 11, 2021 3 comments

The scene is as follows: Myanmar holds what is proclaimed by the military, known as the Tatmadaw, to be a free and fair democratic election.

David Kertzer ’69 uncovered previously unknown documents detailing conversations between Pope Pius XII and other Vatican officials during his visit to the archives this spring.

News, Science & Research

From within the Vatican walls: Brown professor unveils insights into the history of the pope during the Holocaust

October 22, 2020 0 comments

On the morning of March 2, a group of researchers gathered outside of a gate in Vatican City. They were waiting to view the archives of Pope Pius XII, a collection of documents that had been sealed since the end of his pontificate in 1958 and have only now been opened to scholars under the current Pope Francis.

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

News, Science & Research

Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

Students work toward Southeast Asian Studies representation in academia

News, University News

Students work toward Southeast Asian Studies representation in academia

March 12, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The Southeast Asian Studies Initiative is in the process of submitting a proposal that would increase institutional support for the study of Southeast Asia at the University.

Community members remember Associate Professor of History Robert Douglas Cope for his vibrant enthusiasm for his work.

News, University News

Beloved University professor passes away at 64

November 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Associate Professor of History Robert Douglas Cope— known as Doug by colleagues, friends and family — passed away Oct. 6 at the age of 64.

Flynn ‘20.5: No, Brown should not change its motto

Columns, Opinions

Flynn ‘20.5: No, Brown should not change its motto

November 18, 2019 1 comment

In her column last week, Rebecca Aman ’20 argued that Brown should change its Latin motto from “In Deo Speramus,” — meaning “In God We Hope” — to “Speramus,” — meaning “We hope.”

Iraqi-American conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz presented his cookbook, “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” at the List Art Building Tuesday evening.

Arts & Culture

Conceptual artist discusses Iraqi date palm-inspired cookbook

November 13, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Michael Rakowitz, an Iraqi-American conceptual artist, stepped into the List Art Building on the evening of Nov. 12 to present his latest gastronomic project,  “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” a cookbook which features recipes from 41 chefs — himself included — that revolve around date syrup.

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On April 1, The Herald reported that the University suspended its terminal master’s in history. That program had offered a year-long opportunity to earn a master’s degree for students not previously enrolled at the University; now, outside applicants cannot receive a standalone master’s in history degree from Brown.

Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman presented yesterday.

University News

Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

April 3, 2019 1 comment

Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday.