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Elizabeth Sharrow to Participate in Mellon Faculty Leadership Development Program

Monday, May 15, 2023

Professor Elizabeth Sharrow, associate professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of History and Director of Faculty Research at the UMass Institute for Social Science Research,...

The History Department Mourns the Loss of Robert Paynter

Friday, May 5, 2023

The UMass Amherst Department of History is deeply saddened by the loss of Robert Paynter '75MA '80 PhD. Bob received his MA and PhD from the Anthropology Department at UMass Amherst before teaching...

Jennifer L. Nye wins HFA’s 2023 College Outstanding Teacher Award

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Jennifer L. Nye, a Senior Lecturer II in the Department of History, won the 2023 College Outstanding Teaching Award (COTA), in recognition of her excellence in teaching and many contributions to...

Five Distinguished Poets to Explore U.S. Imperialism on Three Continents in Feinberg Series Capstone

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

At 7pm EDT on April 3rd, the UMass Amherst History Department’s Feinberg Series will present its capstone event, “The Poetry of War and Resistance.” Five distinguished, award-winning poets whose...

Feinberg Series Panel Explored Realities of the U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, Marking 20 Year Anniversary of Invasion

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Marking 20 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the UMass Amherst history department’s Feinberg Series hosted an online panel with U.S. and Iraqi scholars, activists, and...

Bill Fletcher Jr. to Deliver James Baldwin Lecture on Anti-Imperialism and the Black Radical Tradition

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

On February 23rd at 6pm EST, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, History Department and College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Feinberg Family...