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University of Massachusetts Amherst

History Department


Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137





The History Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is dedicated to the idea that an understanding of the past is essential to a free and enlightened citizenry. Situated in the intellectually rich, scenic Pioneer Valley, the Department offers students the opportunity to study with a respected faculty engaged in exciting research.

The nationally-recognized Public History Program and the History Institute bring historical scholarship to the teachers and people of the Commonwealth, while the innovative UMass/Five College Graduate Program enables graduate students to explore the resources and faculties of Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, as well as the University itself.