Department Chair: Brian W. Ogilvie

The History Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is dedicated to the idea that an understanding of the past is essential to a free and enlightened citizenry. Situated in the intellectually rich, scenic Pioneer Valley, the Department offers students the opportunity to study with a respected faculty engaged in exciting research. The nationally-recognized Public History Program and the History Institute bring historical scholarship to the teachers and people of the Commonwealth, while the innovative University of Massachusetts/Five College Graduate Program enables graduate students to explore the resources and faculties of Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, as well as the University itself. The Department also hosts the website of the Berkshire Conference of Women's Historians.


Browse the History Collections:

History Department Dissertations Collection

History Department Faculty Publication Series

History Department Masters Theses Collection

History Open Access Publications

Truth, Dissent, & the Life of Daniel Ellsberg