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The Distinguished Annual Lecture

The Department of History’s Distinguished Annual Lecture celebrates the 1996 establishment of the UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History. Combining the faculty and resources of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with those of four of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges -- Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges -- this collaboration provides graduate students with an extraordinary depth of intellectual resources. 

Offered every academic year for more than 20 years, the program’s signature annual lecture has been delivered by some of the nation’s foremost historians, including Antoinette Burton, Ned Blackhawk, Thavolia Glymph, Eric Foner, Glenda Gilmore and many others.