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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

Kevin Young on Democracy Now!: Evo Morales’ Resignation Was a Coup

November 13, 2019

Professor Kevin Young discusses Evo Morales’ resignation and the ongoing political crisis in Bolivia with the independent news program Democracy Now!. Young argues that Morales’ resignation in the...

Daniel Ellsberg’s Exclusive Interview with Past@Present

October 30, 2019

UMass Amherst Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) has recently acquired the invaluable private archive of Daniel Ellsberg, one of the foremost political activists and whistleblowers...

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Events

Nov
19

Film Screening: It Happened Here

Herter Hall 601
3:30 pm

Nov
19

Book Discussion Group: Democracy in Chains

Woodbury Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity St, Amherst
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Feb
27
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Portrait of Charlie Sennott
Alumni Profile

Charlie Sennott '84

Founder and Executive Director of the GroundTruth Project and Co-founder of GlobalPost

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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