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Professor Sigrid Schmalzer, "Yuan Longping, Hybrid Rice, and the Meaning of Science in the Cultural Revolution and Beyond”

Thursday, June 29, 2017

“The changing stories told about Yuan Longping and the invention of hybrid rice do not merely represent political expediencies but testify to questions at the very heart of our discipline: what...
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Professor Altstadt: "Putin's Middle East Triangle"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Announcing new work by Professor Audrey Altstadt: “Kennan Cable No.23: Putin’s Middle East Triangle.” This policy piece connects her own work on the Caucauses to the rest of the region from a...
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Professor Elizabeth Sharrow, "Papers for the Present: Government Archives and Remembering the Past"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“Archival data provide a fundamental starting point for public conversation on the details of political conflict and compromise. They guard against revisionist interpretations of our political past...

Professor Audrey Altstadt Interviewed on Ukrainian TV

Friday, June 9, 2017

This week, Professor Audrey Altstadt spoke with UATV, the Ukrainian state news network which is broadcast across Europe, about politics, economics, and civil society in Azerbaijan. Altstadt is a...

Graduate Program Assistant Mary Lashway Awarded Distinguished Graduate Staff Award

Monday, May 22, 2017

This spring, the History Department Graduate Program Assistant Mary Lashway was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Staff award, a campus-wide award recognizing one staff member's contributions...
The portrait painted by John Cooke in 1915. Back row: (left to right) F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith Woodward. Front row: A. S. Underwood, Arthur Keith, W. P. Pycraft, and Sir Ray Lankester. Note the painting of Charles Darwin

"Behind closed doors: What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today" New Article from Professor Sam Redman

Friday, May 5, 2017

New article!! UMass History Professor Sam Redman writes for "Behind closed doors: What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today"...