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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

Team Including UMass Historian and Political Scientist Libby Sharrow Receives $1 Million NSF Award

August 16, 2019

A team of researchers including Elizabeth Sharrow, assistant professor of political science and history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a three-year ADVANCE Partnership...

Emily Hamilton Featured in PBS Documentary Series "Ancient Skies"

August 14, 2019

  Professor Emily Hamilton was recently featured in the PBS series, Ancient Skies. Appearing in both the second and third episodes, Hamilton discusses Isaac Newton (setting the record straight that...

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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.

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