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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 theconversation.com: "Behind closed doors: What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today"...

Altstadt to Deliver Book Talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute

Friday, May 5, 2017

Please join UMass Professor of History Audrey Altstadt on May 18 for a book talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute in Washington D.C. Altstadt will be discussing her latest book,...
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Reflections on the 2017 National Council on Public History Conference

Friday, May 5, 2017

Check out the newest Past@Present blog post in which UMass Public History graduate students are interviewed about their experiences at the 2017 National Council on Public History Conference!...
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History Undergraduate Awards Ceremony held on Monday, May 1

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On Monday, May 1, the History Department celebrated the 2017 Undergraduate Award Ceremony. Students, faculty, friends, and family all gathered to honor dozens of our amazing undergraduate students...

Professor Barbara Krauthamer Appointed Dean of the Graduate School

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Department of History could not be more pleased to share that our esteemed colleague, Professor Barbara Krauthamer, has been appointed Dean of Graduate School. In the words of Provost Katherine...
Group Pictures of the Senior Thesis Presenter

On April 20, eleven undergraduate history majors presented their senior theses

Friday, April 28, 2017

On April 20, eleven undergraduate history majors presented their senior theses to a packed room full of family, friends, and faculty members. Congratulations to our graduating seniors and well done...