• Islam in Latin America: from 1492 to the present day

    Ian Almond

    Ian Almond, Professor of World Literatures at Georgetown University in Qatar, will speak on Islam in Latin America. From the first travelers to the Americas to Arab / African population movement into Brazil and Argentina, the talk covers some of the ways in which Islam and associated Middle Eastern cultures have had some part to play in the configuration of Latin American history and identity. Pop culture, architecture, international relations and literary history are some of the disciplines and areas the talk will cover.

    Friday, February 27 at 4:00pm | Hollander Hall, 241

    Sponsored by Sponsored by Arabic Studies and Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

  • In/Tolerance: Conflict and Violence in New French Film

    French Festival Poster

    Over 3 consecutive Mondays at 7PM, from February 16 to March 2 (2015), the Williams Department of Romance Languages will screen 3 recent French films at Images Cinema:
    • February 16 @7PM: Volker Schlöndorff’s Diplomacy (Diplomatie) (2014)
    • February 23 @7PM: Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme) (2013)
    • March 2 @7PM: Rachid Djaïdani’s Hold Back (Rengaine) (2012)

    All films are in French, with English subtitles. | Mondays at 7pm * Free to attend
    Sponsored by Williams Department of Romance Languages, the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Dively Committee on Human Sexuality and Diversity. 

  • Williams-in-China Teaching Fellowship 2015 (Deadline March 2nd, 2015)

    Since the 1960's, Williams has sent graduates to teach and study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The fellowship is a one-year position, with a possibility of a second year, if the candidate and the University so desire. The work begins in late August. Teaching duties are divided between United College, where Fellows lead their own class in English Conversation, and one of several departments, where Fellows act as Teaching Assistants in a regular course.

    Deadline March 2nd, 2015

  • 2015 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia

    The Department of Asian Studies is now accepting applications for Linen Grants for summer research and language study.
    Application deadline: March 1.

Activities and Announcements



  • La diversidad entre los hispanohablantes en los Berkshires

    La diversidad entre los hispanohablantes en los Berkshires

    Members of the class, Spanish in Action: Advanced Culture and Communication for Everyday Life (RLSP 199), and Professor Ringer-Hilfinger invite you to visit the exhibit of the book, La diversidad entre los hispanohablantes en los Berkshires. The display includes a hardcopy version (courtesy of the Publication Studio at WCMA) and a digital copy with sound clips from the oral interviews.

    The exhibit is located outside the language lab on the first floor of Hollander Hall, the display is available between February 4th-20th.