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Kevin A. Young co-edits new book, “Trump and the Deeper Crisis”

Friday, February 10, 2023

​While many analysts emphasize Trump’s uniqueness, Professor Kevin A. Young and his co-authors argue he should be viewed as a symptom of a deeper systemic crisis. This collection, co-edited with...

Public History Graduate Students Help Unveil New Voices in Old Rooms

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

When the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum in Hadley, Mass., opened in 1949, visitors learned about six generations of the family that lived there while strolling through rooms of imported...
John H. Bracey speaking in profile

Remembering John H. Bracey, Jr.: Black Studies Pioneer and Longtime Afro-American Studies Professor Has Died at Age 81

Monday, February 6, 2023

John H. Bracey—Black Studies pioneer and longtime faculty member in the UMass Amherst W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies since 1972—died this weekend at age 81. ...

Renowned Activist and Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg Awarded Honorary Degree By UMass Amherst in Special Ceremony Conducted in San Francisco

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Daniel Ellsberg, one of the nation’s foremost political activists and whistleblowers, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts Amherst in a special ceremony held Saturday...

History Major Ciara Smith '25 Selected for Leadership Fellowship

Monday, November 28, 2022

History major Ciara Smith '25 has been selected as one of twenty-four 2023 UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) fellowship recipients. In all, the fellows represent thirteen different majors and all...
Photo of Azmat Khan with the words "Inaugural Ellsberg Lecture: The Human Toll of America's Air Wars, Azmat Khan, Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Reporter"

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Azmat Khan to Deliver Inaugural Ellsberg Lecture on Human Toll of America’s Air Wars

Friday, November 4, 2022

On November 15 at 7pm EST, UMass Amherst's new Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy presents the first annual Ellsberg Lecture in the UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom and streaming on...