Program in Early Cultures

Program in Early Cultures

The Program in Early Cultures is Brown’s home for those researching early, ancient, or pre-modern cultures around the world. We provide opportunities for rich collaboration, critical exploration and lively interdisciplinary scholarship by sponsoring a wide array of programming.

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Brown’s Program in Early Cultures brings together all those at Brown who are interested in the cultures, religions and histories of ancient civilizations.
The faculty involved in Early Cultures number more than forty, and graduate students in the relevant units number more than sixty. We have a vibrant, dynamic and productive community, well supported by Brown’s excellent libraries and collections.
Brown University's strength in the study of global antiquity lies not only in the concentration and excellence of our faculty, but also in the resources available for faculty and students to use in research and further exploration.

Recent News, Publications and Faculty Accomplishments

This article compares the idealism underwriting both the survival of Odysseus' family in Homer's Odyssey and hybridity in Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (2015).
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