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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Intransigent Blackness: Questioning Race and Power at an African American High School

Intransigent Blackness:  Questioning Race and Power at an African American High School A talk by Alexander X. Byrd Associate Professor of History at Rice University Tuesday, September 20 4:15 PM – Griffin 6 Sponsored by the Department of History Class of 1960s Scholars Alexander Byrd is Associate Professor of History at Rice University.  His first

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The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration

The 2016-2017 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration, explores how state violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization have transformed the U.S. economy, culture and society. More than a dozen panels, performances, gallery exhibitions, and lectures by the nation’s leading scholars, artists and activists will explore a wide range

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The Making of A Racist

A talk with Charles Dew on his new book . . . Wednesday, September 14 4:15 PM in Griffin 3 Q&A to follow Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Water Street Books. Sponsored by the Davis Center  

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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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