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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. 


Brian Ogilvie's chapter "Visions of Ancient Natural History" in "Worlds of Natural History"

December 12, 2018

Professor Brian Ogilvie recently published a chapter titled "Visions of Ancient Natural History" in Worlds of Natural History, edited by Helen Curry, Nicholas Jardine, James Secord, and Emma Spary....

Alum Michael Nicholson (BA 2016, MPP 2017) "Mass. Cities Losing Clout in Ed Funding Fight"

December 10, 2018

Does Massachusetts fund public schools fairly? Writing in CommonWealth magazine, UMass alumnus Michael Nicholson (BA 2016, MPP 2017) and coauthor Lawrence DiCara argue that the state's funding...

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Beehive Design Collective: Mesoamérica Resiste for Educators

Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St, Northampton
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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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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