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Amanda Goodheart Parks in an old plane

Public History alumna and Current History PhD Candidate Amanda Goodheart Parks ’10MA Featured in the UMass Magazine

Friday, April 20, 2018

Amanda Goodheart Parks graduated from the graduate Public history program in 2010 and is currently a PhD candidate at the UMass Department of History. She is now the director of education at the...
Julio Capo with his book's cover

5 Honors for Professor Julio Capó, Jr.‘s Book "Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The UMass Department of History is proud to announce that Professor Julio Capó, Jr. has received 5 prestigious honors for his book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 (University of...
History Compass Cover

Professor Anna Taylor, “Where are the wild things? Animals in western medieval European History”

Monday, April 9, 2018

What would it mean to take a zoocentric approach to history? Professor Anna Taylor raises this and other critical questions in her recent article, “Where are the wild things? Animals in western...

Professor Redman "‘Have you ever been on the bridge? It has a heartbeat’: oral histories of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, 1933-1989"

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"This essay argues that meanings and interpretive identities socially connected to the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, germinated during their construction, continually evolved over time and...
A group of South Vietnamese army soldiers and an American soldier with two captured Vietcong suspects, in Plaines des Joncs, South Vietnam.

Professor Chris Appy “What Was the Vietnam War About?” featured in the "New York Times"

Monday, March 26, 2018

“If we continue to excuse American conduct in Vietnam as a well-intentioned, if tragic, intervention rather than a purposeful assertion of imperial power, we are less likely to challenge current...
Portrait of Aurora Levins Morales

Aurora Levins Morales is the 2018 UMass Amherst Writer-in-Residence

Friday, March 23, 2018

The UMass Department of History is honored to welcome writer and historian Aurora Levins Morales as the UMass/Five College Graduate History Program’s 2018 writer-in-residence. Levins will be in...