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2021 James Baldwin Lecture to Feature Internationally Renowned Climate Activists Vanessa Nakate and Varshini Prakash ‘15

Friday, January 29, 2021

On Monday, February 1 at noon, the James Baldwin Lecture and the History Department’s Feinberg Series co-present a free virtual event, “Young People Fighting for Climate Justice.” Young people --...

Year-In-Review: 2020 Annual Newsletter

Monday, December 21, 2020

The UMass Amherst History Department is delighted to present the 2020 edition of our annual newsletter, Past, Present & Future. In its pages, you’ll find articles on our response to the COVID...

New Book by Jennifer Heuer: “Life in Revolutionary France”

Friday, August 21, 2020

Professor Jennifer Ngaire Heuer’s new book, Life in Revolutionary France, co-edited with Mette Harder, examines how the momentous political, social, and cultural changes of the French Revolution...

Kevin Young Co-Authors New Book, "Levers of Power"

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Professor Kevin A. Young’s new book, Levers of Power, explores how corporations exert influence over the US government. Co-written with Tarun Banerjee and Michael Schwartz, it argues that corporate...
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Barbara Krauthamer Assumes Role as Dean of HFA

Monday, July 20, 2020

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history, former dean of the graduate school and senior vice provost for interdisciplinary programs and innovation at UMass Amherst, has assumed the position of dean...
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John Higginson Receives ADVANCE and Graduate Mentor Awards

Friday, April 24, 2020

John Higginson from the Department of History is one of seven inaugural winners of the prestigious UMass ADVANCE Faculty Mentoring Award, and one of three winners of the university-wide of the 2020...