Connor Williams, Historian

Connor Williams is a life-long student of history, whose interests in teaching and research have taken him around the United States (although admittedly, he is most at home in the northeast) and into many different archives, classrooms, and libraries, all with varying degrees of dust.  He holds a B.A. in History from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Globalization Studies from Dartmouth, and is currently applying to doctoral programs.  In the meantime, his past studies and interests have left him with a good sized collection of articles and reflections, which he shares with pleasure here for review, dissemination, and debate; sometimes, to quote Polonius, “there is method in’t,” and other times it’s driven by whatever strikes his fancy.  He’s happy to chat at any time–feel free to leave a message here.

He also apologizes for speaking about himself in the third person.  It just seemed like the right thing to do for this introduction.  If you wish to see him speak in the first person, peruse some of his articles here or do check his Facebook page.

The fine print, which he hates to have to put on here, is that he reserves all rights to every article and original idea published on this site, and that to copy, disseminate, or use it without express permission or proper citation would be an infraction of all applicable state and federal law.  Plus, it’s really not cool to plagiarize.  Remember what all your teachers said about it in school.  No one ever got a prom date by bragging about how much work they ripped off.

And with that said, enjoy the articles and musings which start below.  See you around the quad.

“To Take a Cup of Kindness Yet:” Some thoughts, reflections and resolutions in the aftermath of the Ferguson protests, the Eric Garner non-indictment, the murders of two NYPD officers, and the other events that have marked the close of 2014.

“An Overriding Loyalty to Mankind as a Whole.”  A copy of a speech given to the St. Johnsbury Academy students, staff, faculty, and community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2013.

For a copy of my CV, please click here. 



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