German-Austrian Film Festival: Contemporary Queer Cinema from Germany & Austria

The German-Austrian Film Festival focuses this year on “Contemporary Queer Cinema from Germany and Austria” and will take place on Tuesdays April 11, April 18, and April 25 at 7:00PM at Images Cinema in Williamstown.

Große Freiheit/Great Freedom (2021) by Sebastian Meise on Tuesday April 11, at 7:00 pm
Breaking the Ice (2022) by Clara Stern on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 pm
Futur Drei/No Hard Feelings (2020) by Faraz Shariat on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm

All films are in German with English subtitles. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Professor Carlos Macías Prieto Awarded 2023 ACLS Fellowship

Carlos Macías Prieto

The Center for Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is proud to announce that Professor Carlos Macías Prieto has been awarded a 2023 ACLS Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS Fellowship Program supports exceptional scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences that has the potential to make significant contributions within and beyond the awardees’ fields.

Elsie Qiu ’25 won the first prize at The 12th Annual Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Essay Contest

Elsie at the award ceremony with Mr. Kotaro Suzuki, Consul General of Japan in Boston

Elsie began studying Japanese her first year at Williams. Now a sophomore, she is in the fourth-year Japanese class and participated in the 12th annual Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Essay Contest.  Her essay, “Utsukushii bunka ga aru kara nihon ga suki” [Profundity of Japanese Aesthetics: The Reason Why I love This Culture], won first prize in the college-level advanced division.

Dance and Dabki

Dabke Dancers

Join us for a dance and dabki event where you will learn the some of the best dance moves from the Arab world in addition to listening to some great music and having some middle eastern sweets.

❖ Tuesday, April 25, 2023 ⋅ 4:00 – 6:00 | Hollander 241

Révolution.s !

Join the French TA’s for the second to last event of the year. We’re going to speak of Revolutions both big and small in the political and cultural world. Don’t worry, there will be food– Brunch style!

❖ Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 pm | Dodd Living Room

2023-24 Self-Instructional Languages Program (SILP) Deadline: April 19)

The Self-Instructional Languages Program (SILP) at Williams offers students the opportunity to study important languages not taught on a regular basis at the College: ASL, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili. Applications will open on April 3, and close April 19.