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University of Massachusetts Amherst

History Department

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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137


Research Initiatives and Forums

The History Department's faculty and Ph.D. students conduct research on many different regions and periods of the world's history. Faculty and graduate students present their work in progress in a regular Department Colloquium and the monthly Five College Faculty Seminar in History. The Public History program combines teaching, research and outreach in historic preservation, museum studies, and archives.

Faculty research is published in leading journals and by major scholarly and commercial publishers. 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.

Since Fall 2004, the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lectureship has been bringing prominent scholars, teachers, and history-makers to campus, in conjunction with courses and informal activities.

                                                                                                            Beth Pariseau '02

Interdisciplinary research

The History Department is pleased to collaborate with research centers and initiatives on campus and in the Five-College community, including the following :

Research Support at UMass

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research