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Garrett Washington Publishes New Book, ‘Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan’

Thursday, February 3, 2022

“Central to my findings were new questions about urban space and architecture that opened new access and insight into the social spaces of Japanese Protestantism and its impact on modern Japan,” said Washington. “Those questions began and revolved around the unstudied space of the urban Japanese Protestant church.”

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Elizabeth Sharrow Receives 2021 Best Article Award

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

“Sharrow’s study of how Title IX represents a triumph for educational equity in the classroom and the entrenchment of sexist ideologies in sports provides an excellent example of the continued negative consequences of addressing inequality while continuing to codify binary gender categories.”

Presenting Past, Present & Future: The 2021 History Department Annual Report

Friday, December 17, 2021

The UMass Amherst history department is delighted to present the 2021 newsletter: Past, Present & Future....

'Black Slaves, Indian Masters' by Dean Krauthamer Chosen as Noname Book Club's Book of the Month

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Black Slaves, Indian Masters rewrites the history of southern slavery, emancipation, race and citizenship to reveal the centrality of Native American slaveholders and the Black people they enslaved.

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Dean Krauthamer to Help Lead MA's Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

“I look forward to working with my fellow members of this special commission to identify ways that will ensure relevant, meaningful, and inclusive recognition across Massachusetts,” said Krauthamer.

“Documenting Black History in the Connecticut Valley” Awarded 2021 Public Service Endowment Grant

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Four projects proposed by faculty members have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach, extend the campus resources into the surrounding community and enhance the public service mission of the university, including the “Documenting Black History in the Connecticut Valley" project led by Marla Miller, professor of history.