News and Announcements

William G. Wagner ~ Memorial Minute

On February 16, Tom Kohut read the Memorial Minute for William “Bill” Wagner at the Faculty Meeting: Memorial Minute for William G. Wagner Brown Professor of History, Emeritus Bill was born in 1950 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  There were many things that were important for Bill about growing up in… Continue reading »

A Taste of the Middle East

Professor Febe Armanios and her HIST/ARAB 303 (Food in the Middle East: A History) class is featured on Williams Today – The Latest From the College in an article by Kim Catley entitled A Taste of the Middle East.  Professor Armanios is visiting from Middlebury College, where she is… Continue reading »

Visiting Professor of Japanese History

The Department of History at Williams College invites applications for a three-year visiting appointment in Japanese history, to start July 1, 2022. We aim to appoint a Visiting Assistant Professor who will be responsible for teaching the history of Japan. The department would particularly welcome candidates able to offer courses… Continue reading »

Visiting Professor of Modern European History

The Department of History at Williams College invites applications for a two-year visiting appointment in modern European history, to start July 1, 2022. We aim to appoint a Visiting Assistant Professor who will be responsible for teaching one survey of modern Europe (19th or 20th century) and three elective courses… Continue reading »

William G. Wagner, Brown Professor of History Emeritus

Dr. William G. Wagner, a celebrated historian of modern Russia who was an integral part of the Williams College community, including as Brown Professor of History Emeritus and former Interim President, died peacefully of natural causes on September 12, 2021, in Williamstown, Mass. He was 71. Professor Wagner was… Continue reading »

History Department Pre-Registration Reception

The History Department will be holding its pre-registration reception and information session on THURSDAY, MAY 13 from 7:00-8:30 PM. The evening will consist of two events. First, from 7:00 pm to roughly 7:30 pm there will be a general welcome and information session at which History Faculty will introduce themselves… Continue reading »