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Sexuality in the History of Empires

"Sexual regimes accompanied political regimes as a means of controlling people, manipulating differences, and cementing power."

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Tyler Lecture Series Symposium

Tyler Lecture Series Symposium on “After Charlottesville: Memorials, Monuments and Memory” (Blair 229, 3-5 pm)

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Professor Vinson on BBC Radio

Professor Vinson recently gave an interview to BBC Radio on his new book, Albert Luthuli (2018).

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Crusades class a hot ticket at W&M

History Professor Philip Daileader may not think he’s a rock star, but admission to his Crusades class has been one of the hottest tickets on the William & Mary campus for years.

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Ideas wanted for memorial to the enslaved

A competition is being launched today to solicit conceptual ideas for a Memorial to African-Americans Enslaved by William & Mary.

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2018 Plumeri Award recipients announced

As William & Mary celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, these are just a few of the distinguished professors to receive that honor.

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The Lemon Project: A journey of reconciliation

As the long-term Lemon Project effort prepares for the next chapter, a Board of Visitors resolution apologizes for W&M’s history of owning slaves and racial discrimination.

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Zutshi works to tell a complete story of Kashmir

History Professor Chitralekha Zutshi's latest book, "Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation," is a compilation of essays by eminent as well as junior scholars that Zutshi commissioned, edited and to which she contributed a chapter.

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Natural and computational sciences escape island in annual Raft Debate

Armed with his tousled wig, bountiful box of donuts and distinctly fervent enthusiasm, Associate Professor of Chemistry Doug Young bore the attire of Buddy the Elf as he claimed his hard-fought victory for the natural and computational sciences at William & Mary’s annual Raft Debate.

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Upcoming Kluge Center Symposium features W&M scholars

Thomas Jefferson Award 2018 honoree Joanne Braxton, the Kluge Center’s David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, will be joined by W&M Associate Professor Robert Trent Vinson and Cassandra Newby-Alexander Ph.D. ’92, director of the Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University, to discuss “1619 and The Making of America.” This free, public event is Feb. 23 at the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

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W&M project helping to unearth queer history in Virginia

Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.

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W&M welcomes U.S.-Spain Council to campus

Some of the top business and government officials from the United States and Spain — including the defense leaders of both countries — gathered at William & Mary on Saturday as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum.

Tyler Lecture Series 2017

This lecture series speaks to both of these firsts and interrogates the desegregation of higher education as it relates to women.

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First batch of royal Georgian papers released

The first phase of the Georgian Papers Programme – roughly 33,000 digitized documents, including some penned by King George III regarding the American Revolution – will be publicly released and accessible at no cost beginning Saturday, Jan. 28. William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. partners on the international project.

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Tyler Lecture Series

Stephanie Fisher, "Economic Trust and Anti-Semitic Violence: Jewish Cattle Traders in the German Countryside" (Thursday November 3, Blair 229, 5 pm)

It takes a research university

It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."

William & Mary & Andrew

The first cohort of students in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme graduated in May and June ceremonies at both universities.

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McNeil Center fellowships awarded to Finley, Jones

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.

TURN event centers on how to tell history's stories

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.

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Surprise! Finley related to 'Roots' show host

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.'

Pride and prejudice: LGBTQ history at W&M

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.

W&M professor, alumna Susan Kern to direct Historic Campus

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.

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Chitralekha Zutshi wins Plumeri

William & Mary History Professor Chitralekha Zutshi is one of this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.

W&M announces 2014 recipients of Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence

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.

In the media: Faculty inform the press

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

Teach-in continues campus conversation spurred by email

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.

From the courts of 17th-century Spain

Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.

Creating inclusive classrooms for students with autism

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.

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Martin on Autographs

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.

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How Digital Technology Has Changed Oral History

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.

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Rushforth captures 2013 Merle Curti Award

Associate professor of History is the third W&M professor in the last seven years to win the Organization of American Historians' prestigious prize.

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Lyon G. Tyler Lecture

Professor Stephanie McCurry will talk about organizing research, thinking through arguments, and crafting the big book.

W&M celebrates Black History Month

Organizations and departments across the William & Mary campus are hosting events in February in recognition of Black History Month.