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  • History at UMass

    Situated in the Pioneer Valley, the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is dedicated to cultivating students' critical abilities, as well as their skills in core historical methodologies and analytical writing.

  • The UMass Amherst/Five College Graduate Program in History

    The UMass/Five College program grants graduate students access to the exceptional resources of five campuses to provide professional training that combines intellectual breadth and historical focus.

  • Major in History

    History majors work closely with our nationally recognized faculty to explore the past in all its intricacies, while developing the ability to think critically and to write and speak eloquently.

  • Public History

    The Public History Program at UMass Amherst aims to train graduate students to work on historical projects with a broad range of audiences and institutions, as well as to prepare them for entry level positions in museums, archives, historic preservation agencies and many other places that engage the insights and methods of historians.

  • Community Engagement

    Faculty and students in the Department of History are committed to community engagement, through public events, continuing education programs, online classes, engaged scholarship, and community-based history projects. 

News

New Book from Professor Alice Nash: The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas

September 16, 2019

Professor Alice Nash recently co-edited The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas (Routledge 2019), working with a team of fifteen international scholars through the Inter...

New Book from Professor Kevin Young: “Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left”

September 10, 2019

Professor Kevin Young has recently published a new book, an edited volume titled Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left (Cambridge University Press). ...

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Events

Oct
24

The Local Politics of Criminal Justice Reform

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Portrait of Charlie Sennott
Alumni Profile

Charlie Sennott '84

Founder and Executive Director of the GroundTruth Project and Co-founder of GlobalPost

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Another World Is Possible, Feinberg Series Artwork

The 2018 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series is exploring the radical imaginations of social movements and everyday people who have worked toward creating a new world.

More than a dozen lectures, workshops and panel conversations feature nationally and internationally renowned scholars and movement leaders.

All events are free and open to the public. Join us.

More about the Feinberg Series