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Monuments to the Queen: Victoria’s Memorials in India

When Queen Victoria died in January 1901, statues to commemorate her legacy sprung up across the British empire. The statues, sculpted most often in London, were sent to Britain’s colonies and installed in public squares, parks, museums, and gardens. Ceremonies to unveil the Victoria statues became social events that… Continue reading »

Scott Wong – Emeritus Citation

Scott Wong was declared Charles R. Keller Professor of History, Emeritus, at the 233rd Williams College Commencement on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The following citation was read by President Maud Mandel: What a long, strange trip it’s been. You’ve taught courses that carried students from the Trojan War to… Continue reading »

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 »

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