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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. 

News

Professor Julio Capó, Jr.’s book "Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940" wins the 2018 Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association.

September 26, 2018

Professor Julio Capó, Jr. has received another prestigious award for his latest book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940.  The 2018 Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical...

Professor Libby Sharrow Co-Authored two Articles for “Public Opinion Quarterly” and for “The Washington Post”

September 19, 2018

Professor Libby Sharrow recently published two co-authored articles in prominent media....

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Events

Oct
01-01

Imagining Community, Living In Community

Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Amherst Student Union
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Oct
17-17

21st-Century Socialism: Venezuela's Communes in Historical Perspective

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Nov
01-01

Domestic Workers Building Dignity and Power, Past and Present

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Nov
05-05

Dreams and Nightmares: The Promises and Perils of Revolutionary Visions

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst
5:30 pm to 7:00 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.

More about the Feinberg Series