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.
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.
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.
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.
September 20, 2023
Joel Wolfe, professor and graduate program director in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Department of History, recently published his third book, Brazil, with Polity Books for the Polity...
August 30, 2023
The Department of History is pleased to welcome our newest faculty members, Elizabeth Jacob and Matthew Wormer. Their arrival strengthens the department’s diverse curriculum and enables student...
Elizabeth Sharrow Co-Authors “Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX’s Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sports”
August 23, 2023
The year 1972 is often hailed as an inflection point in the evolution of women's rights. Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a law that outlawed sex-based discrimination...
2023 UMass Amherst Undergraduate History Journal
Established in 2016, the Undergraduate History Journal publishes original historical research by history majors, minors, and other interested students. Edited by history majors, this edition features the diverse work of seven students, with topics ranging from Early Modern humoral theory to early nineties horror media. Image credit.