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David Lowy '83 nominated to MA Supreme Court

Friday, June 17, 2016

UMass History alumnus David Lowy '83 was one of three judges from the MA Superior Court nominated by Governor Charlie Baker to join the state's Supreme Judicial Court. A 1983 University of...

Professor Julio Capó Jr.'s take on the history of how ‪gay‬ bars were supposed to be ‪‎safe‬ spaces, but they often weren’t.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We in the UMass Amherst History Department are appreciative all the time of the exceptional talent, insight and good cheer of our wonderful colleague Julio Capó, Jr., but we are especially grateful...

Welcome to our new website!

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Department of History's communications team has been hard at work building our new website. Stay tuned for more!

Erica Fagen talks history, memory, and selfies at Auschwitz

Friday, June 3, 2016

What's your take on the controversial practice of taking selfies at Nazi concentration camps like Auschwitz? What might these images tell us about what it means to remember and talk about history...

New Article: "From Act to Fact: The Transformaation of Suicide in Western Thought" by Daniel Gordon

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Gordon for his recent journal publication in Historical Reflections/Réflexions Histories. Click here to read more....

Spring 2016 Highlights

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

History faculty, students, and alumni do amazing things. Here are highlights from spring 2016: ...