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The History Institute

The History Institute is the UMass History Department’s signature offering for educators. Since 1994, this annual institute has offered local educators a valuable opportunity to explore historical themes in depth, to make meaningful connections with historians at UMass and beyond, and to stay abreast of current scholarship in the field. Each year, the institute consists of a series of lectures and workshops with local scholars and teacher trainers. Every other year, this series is offered in conjunction with the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series; last year's series explored the theme, Another World Is Possible: Teaching for Liberation. Other recent themes include teaching with current events, im/migration in the modern Americas, local 1960s’ social justice movements, teaching in the age of mass incarceration, teaching for liberation and more. 

More information about the 2019-2020 series will be available by mid-September, 2019.