News and Announcements

History Pizza Party – Tuesday, October 27

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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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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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SIBLINGS and RIVALS: Muslims and Jews in France Since World War I

A talk by ETHAN B. KATZ, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 4:15 PM – GRIFFIN 6 Ethan Katz was educated at Amherst College and the University of Wisconsin and currently is an assistant professor of History at the University of Cincinnati.  He is the author of The Burdens of

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History Department Newsletter

Check out the first issue of the History Department Newsletter!

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New Classes for Fall 2015!

HIST 137 Victorian Britain and the Anglo-Afghan Wars Chris Waters Tue/Thu – 9:55 am to 11:10 am Long before the US and its allies fought the recent war in Afghanistan (2001-14), Britain fought three Afghan Wars. Now almost forgotten, dusty reminders of Britain’s imperial past, they were crucial moments in the “Great Game”, the rivalry

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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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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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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 Alexandra

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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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