News and Announcements

The Passing of Professor Leslie Brown

A Memorial Gathering for Leslie Brown is being planned for Saturday, September 17, at 4:00 pm on the MainStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance. An informal gathering will follow at the Faculty Club. (Click here for directions.)   Leslie Brown died of leukemia in Boston on August 5 surrounded by loving friends

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Russian History Search

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Russian history, to start July 1, 2017. The department welcomes all areas and periods of specialization and expects the successful candidate to be a committed and imaginative scholar with Ph.D. in hand or expected by

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Two Views on the Jim Crow South and Its Legacy Today

Charles Dew, Ephraim Williams Professor of American History, (and author of a newly-released book entitled, The Making of a Racist) was recently a guest on The Diane Rehm Show , a radio broadcast from Washington, DC.  He joined Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Isabel Wilkerson (author of The Warmth of Other Suns) in discussing two perspectives on

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What can you do with a degree in History?

You can become the President of Iceland! Historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson was recently elected the President of Iceland and will be sworn in on August 1, 2016. When asked for a comment on this breaking news, Professor Magnus Bernhardsson replied, “Historians Rule!” Here is the full story: http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/politics_and_society/2016/06/26/breaking_iceland_elects_new_president/

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History Major BBQ May 17, 2016 . . .

. . . will be held indoors on the first floor of Hollander Hall.  

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History Pizza Party – April 26

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Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Lost Memories of Displacement, Trauma, and Rescue in the Soviet Union, Iran, and India

Atina Grossmann is Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City. Publications include Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950 (1995), Wege in der Fremde: Deutsch-jüdische Begegnungsgeschichte zwischen New York, Berlin und Teheran (2012), and co-edited volumes on Crimes

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GOING DOWN RIVER ROAD: Witchcraft, Statecraft, and Circulation in Moi’s Kenya

                      WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 – 4:15 PM – GRIFFIN 6 A talk by ROBERT BLUNT Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Students LAFAYETTE COLLEGE Sponsored by the Departments of History, Religion, Anthropology & Sociology, the Africana and Global Studies Programs, and the Lecture Committee

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History Pizza Party – Tuesday, October 27

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Early Modern European History Position

Tenure Track Position in Early Modern European History The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make an appointment at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in early modern European history beginning in the Fall of 2016. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2016. We will consider applicants with research interests in any

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