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Professor Audrey Altstadt Appointed Chair of Kennan Institute Advisory Council

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Professor Audrey Altstadt has been appointed Chair of the Keenan Institute Advisory Council for four years, starting October 1, 2016. The Kennan Institute is one of the most prestigious research...

Professor Alice Nash Appointed to the Plymouth, Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Commission

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Professor Alice Nash will represent the University of Massachusetts on the Plymouth, Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Commission. According to a press release by Governor Charlie Baker, the...

Professor Marla Miller, with Colleagues in Biology and Art, Wins Creative Economy Grant

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

In further good news, Professor Miller and her collaborators Duncan Irschick (Biology) and Cooper Giloth (Art), just received the President’s Creative Economy Grant, for their project titled “Using...

The History Department Welcomes New and Returning Faculty Officers

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The History Department welcomes three new faculty officers. Brian W. Ogilvie has assumed the position of Department Chair, Marla Miller is Associate Chair, and Anna Taylor is Graduate Program...

UMass History Department Welcomes New Graduate Students

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This fall semester, the UMass Amherst History Department welcomed nine new students into the History and Public History graduate program: Alex Asal (MA Public History), Heather Brinn (PhD), Austin...

New Databases Available through the UMass Amherst Libraries

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Historians now have access to a host of valuable new databases through the UMass Amherst Libraries: American Indian Law Library; Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LBGTQ History and Culture...