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September 2021 Newsletter
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History Professor Awarded $400K NSF Grant
Karin Rosemblatt Launches New Project with NSF GrantRead More about History Professor Awarded $400K NSF Grant
Richard Bell Named Carnegie Fellow
Richard Bell received the fellowship to support his work on racial justice.Read More about Richard Bell Named 2021 Carnegie Fellow
Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Maryland.
The Department of History at the University of Maryland embraces the diversity of the human past with a global vision and a variety of methods of inquiry. Our fifty faculty form a community of accomplished scholars whose specialties examine cultures across the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and whose chronologies stretch from antiquity to the late modern. Maryland’s professors also explore the history of the natural sciences, the environment, and the economy. Both our undergraduate and graduate students consequently benefit from a curriculum enriched by the many questions our faculty pose of the past.
Interested in our undergraduate programs?
In addition to a B.A. in history, the Department of History at the University of Maryland offers a B.A. in Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, a History Minor, Middle East Studies Minor, an East Asian Studies Certificate, and an Immigration and Migration Studies Transcript Notation. Get information on advising, major requirements, and more through the links below.
Graduate Studies in History at UMD
In addition to the M.A. and Ph.D. in History, the Department of History offers a history and library science (HiLS) M.A., and certificates in historic preservation and museum scholarship and material culture. Learn more about these programs, or find information relevant to current students through the links below.
Research in History
Research in History at UMD
Research in History at the University of Maryland is conducted and presented in a wide variety of venues, both on campus and off. Research Centers, Groups, and Partners offer several forums for presenting research as well as learning about the research of other scholars. The Department of History hosts several Research Projects, including digital research, that recover, preserve, and publish archival materials. Research Fields for Graduate Study cover a wide variety of cultural, geographic, and thematic fields. UMD's College Park campus provides access to significant resources in important research collections and archives on campus as well as the myriad world-class archives, collections, libraries, and museums in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.Learn more about Research in History at UMD
Research Centers, Groups, and Partners
The Department of History at the University of Maryland provides numerous forums of international stature to showcase research from the Department and the University as well as around the US and the world. The forums include research centers, seminars, speaker series, and workshops. In addition, the Department partners with major international research networks, directs graduate field committees, and regularly organizes conferences, collquia, and symposiums.Learn more about Research Centers, Groups, and Partners
The Department of History at the University of Maryland is home to and partners with a number of important archives, editing, and database projects of direct relevance to historical research not only in the Department, but also in the University, the US, and the world. The Freedmen and Southern Society Project makes transcribed archival documents available open source online to educational instructors and publishes collections of documents with contextual essays. Enslaved : Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade (Enslaved.org) isa digital open source database that records the individual lives of enslaved peoples through original reserach and aggregation of existing research projects. It also publishes the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation.Learn more about Research Projects
Research Fields for Graduate Study
Graduate students in the Department of History at the University of Maryland engage in research across several fields of historical study that include a range of cultural, geographic, and thematic areas. Research interests of outstanding faculty in the Department of History firmly anchor these fields of study for graduate students. Graduate students are able to conduct research on campus and in the region, as well as around the US and the world.Learn more about Research Fields for Graduate Study
The Department of History at the University of Maryland is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, immediately adjacent to the nation's capital. The University of Maryland Libraries rank in the Top 10 nationwide for archives and preservation, digital librarianship, and information systems and curate a number of archives and collections important to historians and other researchers. UMD is also a matchless starting point for accessing a large number of unparalleled research archives, collections, libraries, and museums that are valuable resources for graduate students and visiting scholars.Learn more about Research Opportunities