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History's Asheesh Kapur Siddique Wins HFA College Outstanding Teaching Award

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts (HFA) has announced its 2024 College Outstanding Teaching Award recipients: Asheesh Kapur Siddique, assistant professor of history, and Ruth Jennison, associate professor of English. The College Outstanding Teaching Award is given annually within HFA to professors who have made significant contributions to undergraduate student education.

April 23, 2024
History's Kevin A. Young Named 2024 Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of History Kevin A. Young has been named a 2024 Public Engagement Faculty Fellow. Eight fellows selected in all by the Public Engagement Project (PEP) will draw upon their substantial research records to impact policy, the work of practitioners, and public debates.

February 27, 2024
UMass Amherst Researchers Among Recipients of Major NEH Grant Expanding Public Access to Records on the History of Slavery

A team of UMass Amherst faculty, librarians, staff, and students and their partners at the Pioneer Valley History Network (PVHN) are among the partnering projects awarded $349,803.00 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the project Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, also known as, an open-access website affiliated with Michigan State University that publishes datasets and biographical narratives with information about the lives of individuals who suffered under slavery and who were part of the transatlantic slave trade. The Western

December 5, 2023
Anne F. Broadbridge Appointed Department Chair

The Department of History is pleased to introduce Anne F. Broadbridge as its newest chair.

October 16, 2023
Elizabeth Jacob and Matthew Wormer Join History Department

The Department of History is pleased to welcome our newest faculty members, Elizabeth Jacob and Matthew Wormer.

August 30, 2023
Elizabeth Sharrow Co-Authors “Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX’s Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sports”

Elizabeth Sharrow has co-written a new book, "Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX's Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sports." Published by Cambridge University Press, the book identifies institutional roadblocks—including sex-based segregation, androcentric organizational cultures, and overbearing market incentives—that undermine efforts to achieve systemic change.

August 23, 2023
Announcing the Spring 2023 Dean's List

The UMass Amherst History Department warmly congratutes the history majors and minors who made the Dean’s List in Spring 2023! The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 graded credits who earn a grade point average 3.5 or higher. We are so proud of you and all your incredible work!

July 14, 2023
Joye Bowman Named Interim Dean of College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Joye Bowman, professor of history and senior associate dean in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has been named interim dean of the college. Her appointment will begin on June 18 and extend through August 2024, said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tricia Serio.

July 7, 2023


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