News and Announcements

Judith Byfield Lecture Cancelled

Gender, Commemoration and Nation-Making in Colonial Abeokuta (Nigeria) This lecture has been cancelled. Judith A. Byfield, originally from Jamaica, is a Professor in the Department of History at Cornell University. A member of the graduate field in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies, Byfield focuses primarily… 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 »

Class of 2021 – History Thesis Colloquium

Eight students in the Class of 2021 will be presenting their theses at the History Thesis Colloquium on the Zoom platform Tuesday (5/11), Wednesday (5/12), and Thursday (5/13). The event is open to all. Click on the name for more information and access to the zoom links:… Continue reading »

The Real Black Panthers

NPR recently broadcasted a podcast by a Williams Alum and History Major, Donna Murch ’91. Donna is currently an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. The Real Black Panthers… Continue reading »