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Jessica Marie Johnson's Book is a Prizewinner!
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November 2021 Department of History Newsletter
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History Professor Awarded $400K NSF Grant
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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 BA in History, the Department of History at the University of Maryland offers a BA in Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; History Minor; Middle East Studies Minor; East Asian Studies Certificate; and 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 MA and PhD in History, the Department of History offers a history and library science (HiLS) MA 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.
Department of History Faculty
The Department of History at the University of Maryland has more than fifty faculty who research, publish, and teach in a wide range of geographic, cultural, and thematic fields of historical study.
Search People (Department of History directory) in the links below to learn about individual faculty members.
Department of History alumni, whether with the PhD, MA, HiLS MA, or BA, go on to work in a wide variety of fields. A degree in history provides skills that translate well into any number of careers.
Research and Innovation
Research in History at UMD
Research in the Department of History at the University of Maryland encompasses a wide range of activities and results. Have a look at our research centers, groups, and partners. Engage with our research projects. Check out our research fields for graduate study. Explore research possibilities in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.Learn More About Research in History
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