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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. 

Chris Appy to be Honored during Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

March 21, 2017

Professor of History Christian G. Appy will be awarded the Chancellor's Medal On April 4 2017...

From Attacks on Science to Science for the People: Professor Sigrid Schmalzer Weighs In

March 15, 2017

Inside Higher Ed has recently published a piece by Professor Sigrid Schmalzer titled, "Don't Just Defend Science, Mobilize it for the People." In response to increased threats posed by the Trump...

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Amy Armstrong '15

Throughout her time at UMass, Amy took a creative, interdisciplinary approach to her study of history, seizing the opportunity to connect history with art, literature, social justice and more.

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