News and Announcements

Williamstown: Living on Mohican Homelands

A Virtual Conversation, October 29, 5:00 pm Please sign up here: The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians is moving its historic preservation extension office to Williamstown. What has been the relationship between the Stockbridge-Munsee community and the town of Williamstown? How are members… Continue reading »

Holocaust Diaries – A Lecture by Alexandra Garbarini

The Holocaust Museum filmed a segment of a lecture for their website by Professor Alexandra Garbarini. Alexandra Garbarini, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Williams College, discusses the diary of Irene Hauser. The diary touches on themes of divorce, abuse, prostitution, Ghetto life, and family life. Professor… Continue reading »

Message to our 2020 History Majors

During this weekend of graduation celebrations, we wanted to share with you this video that the History Department put together in celebration of the completion of your extraordinary final semester.  We congratulate you on your many achievements, and look forward to celebrating with all of you in person as soon… Continue reading »

An Interview with Professor Benjamin Twagira

An Interview with Professor Benjamin Twagira By Giebien Na ‘20 My name is Giebien Na, and I have served as the inaugural Twitter account facilitator for the Williams History department (check out @HistoryEph on Twitter and @HistoryEphs on Instagram). I spoke with Professor Benjamin Twagira,… Continue reading »

Making History – History Thesis Colloquium

Three students of the Class of 2020 have made history this week while presenting their theses in the first-ever History Thesis Colloquium on the Zoom platform. The event was well attended by faculty, friends, family, and pets. A heartfelt congratulations from all the members of the Department go out to:… Continue reading »