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Professor Manisha Sinha interviewed by Slate's Rebecca Onion

Monday, June 20, 2016

Slate's history writer Rebecca Onion recently interviewed Professor Manisha Sinha about what gun control advocates can learn from abolitionists who helped end slavery. Professor Sinha explains what...

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...

Pulse and the Long History of Violence Against LGBTQ Latinos

Friday, June 17, 2016

In a recent TIME article, Professor Julio Capó, Jr., examines the Pulse massacre as part of a long history of violence against queer and transgender Latinos. Read more here.

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...