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APRIL 8 – Historical Perspectives on Russia and Ukraine

International Studies Colloquium with Bill Wagner, Brown Professor of History TUESDAY, APRIL 8 2:45 PM – SCHAPIRO 129

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The South in Black and White: Professors Leslie Brown and Charles Dew ’58

The South in Black and White:  Professors Leslie Brown and Charles Dew ’58 weave history and memory to help students understand how lives lived on opposite sides of the color line come together in one place. Interview by Peter Murphy “The history of the American South is a racial one, where blacks and whites lived

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History Major, Brian McGrail ’14, Named Rhodes Scholar

Williams College senior and History Major, Brian McGrail ’14, is among the 32 American men and women named as Rhodes Scholars for 2014. The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and arguably most famous academic award for American college graduates, provides for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. McGrail was

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New Classes for Spring 2014!

  Bombay/Mumbai: Making of a Modern Metropolis (W) In the summer of 1661, a marriage alliance between the Portuguese and the British crowns resulted in the hand over of a set of seven small, swampy, spottily inhabited islands on the west coast of India to the latter. Through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, these islands,

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HIST 301 at WEPO???

Great news for History Majors studying abroad at the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford!  You can now take a course that will fulfill your HIST 301 requirement.  The course entitled, Historiography:  Tacitus to Weber, is considered a Williams course on the discipline of history. HISTORIOGRAPHY: TACITUS TO WEBER There are two routes commonly pursued in the

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Beyond News – History Behind the Headlines

Williams Homepage recently published this feature story on Leslie Brown’s course History Behind the Headlines: “The Vietnam War shaped American foreign policy in the war’s immediate aftermath, it shapes decisions we make today, and it will shape foreign policy decisions that will be made 100 years from now.” So said assistant professor of history Jessica

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History Major, Lily Wong ’12, Essay Chosen for Publication

    Lily Wong’s essay, “Eating the Hyphen,” has been chosen for the soon to be released book, Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes.  The essay was originally published in Gastronomica Magazine in 2012.  She completed her thesis entitled, Remembering the Nanjing Massacre:  Transnationalism and Atrocity, in that same year under the direction of

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History Major, Tyler Holden ’13, Serves as White House Intern

  Tyler Holden, Class of 2013 History Major, served as a White House Intern this summer!  See the story published in iBerkshires.com on Sunday, September 9, 2013. http://www.iberkshires.com/story/44683/Williams-Grad-Serves-as-White-House-Intern.html  

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