Who is the mysterious author or authors of the copious annotations, edits and sometimes very strange markings that appear throughout the text of Swem Library's first-edition copy of Isaac Newton’s "Principia"?
Gerard Chouin hopes to find evidence to support his belief that the bubonic plague was as destructive a force in urban Africa as it was in the cities of Europe.
Alexandra Finley and Christopher Jones, W&M Ph.D. candidates in history, will receive funding to live in Philadelphia and complete their dissertation at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
Twenty William & Mary professors are being honored this year with the university's prestigious Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
Andy Fisher helps flesh out actor Tony Goldwyn's ancestry on "Who do You Think You Are?" Sunday night at 10.
Eve Bourbeau-Allard captures the Market Access International Corporate Award as part of the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Research Symposium.
Cast members, writers and producers of AMC's Revolutionary War drama TURN: Washington's Spies appeared with W&M scholars to talk about differences in how history is recounted.
Actor Jamie Bell, star of AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies, will join a discussion on television, history and revolution in a public event Feb. 3.
"Television, History and Revolution" will be a discussion with the producers and cast from AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies" and William & Mary professors.
Ph.D. candidate Alex Finley got to break the news of how they are related to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on the Nov. 25 episode of 'Finding Your Roots.'
Ph.D. candidate Alex Finley's work drew the attention of producers for a PBS show on genealogy. That's where the story begins.
Students helped plan and install the new woodblock print exhibition as guest curators at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Writing a queer history of William & Mary is an exercise in reading between the lines. For years, many people deliberately hid their stories — and a large part of themselves — out of fear of exclusion or punishment.
Eric Han's new book chronicles how Chinese immigrants in Yokohama, Japan, found an enduring place in a mono-ethnic state
Prof. Christopher DeCorse James Blair 206 October 15, from 12.30 to 2.00pm
Symposium: How World War I Changed The World, October 31, 2014
History Professor Susan Kern has been named the executive director of William & Mary’s Historic Campus, a position charged with the preservation and interpretation of the university's most historic buildings.
William & Mary History Professor Chitralekha Zutshi is one of this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Associate Professor of History Brett Rushforth's book wins the Wylie Prize; C-SPAN3 to broadcast his class Saturday night at 8.
The William & Mary Boswell Initiative will host its first symposium on April 12 in Andrews Hall, Room 101.
An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
The Legum Professor of History will discuss America's history of financial disasters and why the facts conflict with the media version we've heard the last few years.
The research of several William & Mary students who took the course "Out of the Shadows: Women of the Civil Rights Movement" is featured in a new exhibit at Swem Library titled “Peninsular Women: Making a Difference.”
The William & Mary Lemon Project is preparing to host its fourth annual spring symposium, an event that continues to grow each year.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
The campus conversation about the Sigma Chi email and the work being done in response to it continued at William & Mary on Saturday with a "teach-in" attended by more than 120 faculty, staff, administrators and students.
The 5th Annual Rio de la Plata Seminar is February 21-22, 2014
"The Early Modern Atlantic World in a Global Context"
Kathryn Babayan, Associate Professor of Iranian History and Culture, University of Michigan, presents the 2013 Boswell Lecture. Reception to follow in the Tyler Garden.
The director of Pittsburgh's Hiawatha Project is folding pieces of History Professor Scott Nelson's 2006 book into its 2014 production.
Cindy Hahamovitch, professor of history, will be featured on the radio program "With Good Reason" the week of July 20-26.
The award goes to the best book published in the preceding year dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1848.
The two professors are the eighth and ninth W&M faculty members chosen.
Commencement 2013 photos
Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.
Since 2012, the Neurodiversity Working Group has been working to explore and celebrate the neurological differences in the College's population. Last year, a University Teaching Project grew out of the group, with the aim to focus on the classroom experience for students.
Archaeologist Ed Chappell has volunteered hundreds of hours helping to preserve the College's Ancient Campus.
College hosts Signature Conference of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, draws distinguished speakers and capacity crowds.
Little did Barry Martin realize that he was beginning a fourand- half decade friendship with “The Grand Doyenne” of American manuscript collecting. After taking over the firm her father founded in 1887, Mary A. Benjamin became legendary for her encyclopedic knowledge of history and photographic memory of handwriting. Her book, Autographs: A Key to Collecting (1946), was the Bible in the field.
This is a guest post by Sarah McLennan, a PhD candidate in the History Department at the College of William & Mary and a 2012-2013 W&M Lemon Project fellow.
Associate professor of History is the third W&M professor in the last seven years to win the Organization of American Historians' prestigious prize.
Professor Stephanie McCurry will talk about organizing research, thinking through arguments, and crafting the big book.
On Friday and Saturday, the Lemon Project hosted its third annual spring symposium, which was dedicated to Bob Engs' memory.
Organizations and departments across the William & Mary campus are hosting events in February in recognition of Black History Month.
The series is designed to illuminate the interconnected world of people and ideas influenced by Islam, defined as a cultural rather than a merely religious construct.
These lectures are part of a new China-related interdisciplinary lecture series primarily sponsored by the WM Confucius Institute
Atoms as Soft Power, A lecture by Professor Yuka Tsuchiya
Decentering the Nineteenth Century History of the Rio de la Plata