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Aurora Levins Morales is the 2018 UMass Amherst Writer-in-Residence

Friday, March 23, 2018

The UMass Department of History is honored to welcome writer and historian Aurora Levins Morales as the UMass/Five College Graduate History Program’s 2018 writer-in-residence. Levins will be in...
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In Memoriam: David S. Wyman (1929-2018)

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Department of History is very saddened by the passing of emeritus professor David Wyman on March 14, 2018 in Amherst. He taught in the department from 1966 until his retirement in 1991. A...
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Professor Julio Capó, Jr.’s book “Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940” finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Professor Julio Capó Jr.'s book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ studies. Now in their thirtieth year, the Lambda Literary Awards...
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Professor Audrey Altstadt, “Partnerships with Corrupt Regimes Are Not in the National Interest”

Friday, March 2, 2018

Professor Audrey Altstadt just published an op-ed, “Partnerships with Corrupt Regimes Are Not in the National Interest,” in The National Interest. This article is a rebuttal of an earlier piece by...
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American Soldiers in the Aftermath of the Tet Offensive in Saigon, 1968

Professor Christian Appy’s latest article, “Exceptional Victims,” was recently published in the Boston Review’s landmark issue, "Fifty Years Since MLK”

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“The new exceptionalism is born of the vilification of the antiwar movement and the veneration of U.S. troops as heroic victims.”...
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From UMass to the World

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

As department chair Brian Ogilvie noted in the 2017 department’s newsletter, “in recent years, UMass Amherst has worked to ‘internationalize’ its curriculum. As a discipline, history has long been...
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