Dr. William Brown

Contact Information

History Department
Room 250 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
513 529 9740
Office hours:  M 12-1, 3-4, and by appointment
William Brown

Visiting Assistant Professor of History


PhD 2016, Johns Hopkins University

MA, Johns Hopkins University

BA, Reed College

Courses Recently Taught:

HST 198 World History since 1500
HST 245 Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1750
HST 330R The French Revolution
HST 359 Junior Honors Colloquium
HST 400V Senior Capstone: Atlantic Lives, 1600-1850

Selected Publications:

"Mask of the Colonizer: French Men, Native Passions, and the Culture of Diplomacy in New France" in French Connections: Cultures of Mobility in Colonial North America and the Atlantic World, eds. Andrew Wegmann and Robert Englebert (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, forthcoming 2018).

"Becoming bons marins sur terre: State Knowledge, Self-Fashioning, and the Arnoul Family's Turn to the Sea, 1665-1726," French Historical Studies, 2017 (decision pending).

Learning to Colonize: Knowledge, Governance, and the Making of the First French Empire, 1663-1715 (book manuscript).

Work in Progress

Dr. Brown is revising his dissertation, "Learning to Colonize: State Knowledge, Expertise, and the  Making of the First French Empire, 1661-1715," for publication.