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An African Revolution in 1968

In May 1968, a general strike and urban protests nearly toppled the government of Senegal’s first president (and renowned poet) Léopold Senghor. Although the uprising was driven by tensions that had been building within Senegalese society since the end of French colonial rule in 1960, it… Continue reading »

Nazism Has Conquered Our Entire World

    The “grey zone” is a term that was coined by Primo Levi for discussing Jewish collaboration with the Nazis in the camps and ghettos. It denotes to a “zone” where a clear cut distinction between completely inhumane murders and utterly righteous victims is impossible and invalid. … Continue reading »


HÚH!! Iceland’s Amazing Journey to the World Cup Tuesday, November 28 7:00 pm – Griffin 3 A lecture by Magnús Bernharðsson Brown Professor of History and Faculty Affiliate in Arabic Studies, Leadership Studies, and Religion… Continue reading »

The Lost and Found Women of the Reformation

Tuesday, November 14 Griffin 6 – 7:00 pm A lecture by Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir Professor of Systematic Theology, and Academic Dean, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies University of Iceland   Women, who supported and actively participated in… Continue reading »

Internships for History Majors

There are a good number of History and History-related summer and year-long internships around the nation that are available for History majors. Internships offer valuable hands-on experience doing the work of history and give you a chance to explore some of the careers available in the field. There are many… Continue reading »

Interested in the Major?

Please join us in the Dodd Living Room on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00 pm, for our Fall Student Reception. It is open to all current majors and anyone interested in becoming a major. Continue reading »

Was ISIS a Flash in the Pan?

THE RETURN OF THE MIDEAST STRONGMEN IN THE AGE OF TRUMP JUAN COLE Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History – University of Michigan Author of The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East (Simon & Schuster, 2014); Editor of the Informed Comment blog THURSDAY, APRIL 6… Continue reading »

Body and Soul

SUNDAY MARCH 5 AT 7:00 PM BROOKS-ROGERS RECITAL HALL Q&A after Screening with John Sbardellati Associate Professor of History University of Warterloo Sponsored by the Department of History, American Studies, Comparative Literature, Political Science, Leadership Studies, and the Stanley Kaplan Program   Upon its… Continue reading »

African American History Search

Visiting Position in African American History The Department of History at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year appointment in African American History at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning Fall Semester of 2017. The Department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence and liberal arts education.   Included among the… Continue reading »