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New Article from Professor of History John Higginson

Saturday, December 31, 2016

“The Spinning Jenny and the Sorting Table: E. P. Thompson and Workers in Industrializing Europe and Southern Africa” will appear in the last issue of the Journal of African History for 2016....

Oral History Lab Students Launch Emily Dickinson Oral History Project

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Working in collaboration with a team from the Emily Dickinson House and Museum and Amherst College, students in Professor Sam Redman's Theory & Method of Oral History course successfully...

Professor Jay Berkowitz Wins Major Book Prize

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Jay Berkowitz, Professor of Judiac & Near East Studies and History Department Adjunct Professor, won the Association for Jewish Studies’ Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for his book Protocols of...

Graduate Student Nolan Cool delivers talk at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for New York State History Month

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In November, public history graduate student (MA) Nolan Cool delivered a talk on Upstate New York’s eighteenth century fur trade at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. He also published a...

Professor Emeritus Bruce Laurie Profiled in a Boston Globe Article on a photograph that went viral—in 1863.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Emeritus Bruce Laurie was profiled in a recent Boston Globe article titled “This Viral Photo Changed America – in 1863.” The photo depicted the heavily...

Professors John Higginson and Joye Bowman Deliver a Paper at Prestigious Conference 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Professors of History John Higginson and Joye Bowman delivered a paper at the Black Portraitures III conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference met from 15 to 19 November 2016. Their...