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.
Alon Confino to Participate in 2021-2022 Five College Working Group: “Race, Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism in Global Perspective”
In the academic year 2021-2022, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Race, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism in Global Perspective,” including Alon Confino.
“The Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has lost one of the leading teachers and writers in its history,” shared Brian W. Ogilvie, chair of the department. “We are proud to honor and continue his commitments to undergraduate teaching, and to bringing first-rate historical scholarship to a broad public outside the academy.”
Richard T. Chu was selected for the Award for Community Engaged Teaching for seeking out and building relationships with five different Asian American communities in Western Massachusetts – Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese and Filipino – and creating a civic engagement curriculum around the needs of those communities to narrate and document their own pasts.
Marla Miller Concludes Successful Two-Decade Tenure as Public History Program Director, Sam Redman to Assume Role
Almost twenty years after stepping into the role of Director of the UMass Amherst Public History Program, Professor Marla Miller will hand the leadership baton this summer to Professor Sam Redman and return to her regular role as a member of t