The History Department's faculty and graduate students conduct research on many different regions and periods of the world's history. Faculty and graduate students present their work in progress at venues across the region and beyond, including at our monthly Five College Faculty Seminar in History.
Faculty research is published in leading journals and by major scholarly and commercial publishers. Historical scholarship also takes other forms. UMass history faculty and graduate students develop digital history projects, exhibits, preservation projects, government reports, community initiatives, and more. Many of our faculty are public intellectuals who regularly weigh in on current issues in popular formats, such as newspapers and documentaries.
Members of the faculty have held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society, the Fulbright Commission, and the National Science Foundation. Two members of the faculty have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
The History Department is pleased to collaborate with research centers and initiatives on campus and in the Five College community, including the following :
Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities and Fine Arts (ISHA)
Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies
Crossroads in the Study of the Americas (CISA)
Center for Computer-Based Instructional Technology (CCBIT)