News and Announcements

Courses to Consider

We currently have 2 new courses that have openings that you may want to consider during Drop/Add period: HIST 281 – African American History – Monday/Thursday – 1:10 pm to 2:25 pm HIST 368 – Black Metropolis: Race & the 20th Century City – Tuesday/Friday – 2:35 pm to 3:50 pm Both are taught by

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Native American/Early North American History Search

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of indigenous peoples in North America during the pre-contact, colonial, and revolutionary periods, to start July 1, 2018. The department expects the successful candidate to be a committed and imaginative scholar, with Ph.D.

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Russian History Search

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Russian history, to start July 1, 2018. The department welcomes all areas and periods of specialization and expects the successful candidate to be a committed and imaginative scholar with Ph.D. in hand or expected by

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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 opportunities to work in museums,

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History Majors BBQ – May 16

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Interested in becoming a History Major?

  Join us at our student reception on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm in the Dodd Hall LIVING ROOM.  Meet our faculty and majors and learn more about what it takes to become a major, while enjoying a slice of pizza from Hot Tomatoes!    

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Leslie Brown – A Memorial Gathering

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, friends of Professor Leslie Brown gathered in her memory at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.  The event can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZL10vGjY98&feature=youtu.be Those in attendance received a program that included many tributes from colleagues and students.  It can be accessed here: Memorial Program

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The Passing of Professor Leslie Brown

A Memorial Gathering for Leslie Brown is being planned for Saturday, September 17, at 4:00 pm on the MainStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance. An informal gathering will follow at the Faculty Club. (Click here for directions.)   Leslie Brown died of leukemia in Boston on August 5 surrounded by loving friends

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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 7:30 PM – SCHAPIRO 129 Sponsored by

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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 four courses (two courses each

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