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May Newsletter

Read what's new in the department of history.

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Professor Richard Bell Named Carnegie Fellow

Professor Bell received the fellowship to support his work on racial justice.

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Reconstructing Fragmented Lives

UMD researcher co-leads new digital collection piecing together histories of enslaved peoples.

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Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Maryland.

The history department at UMD 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.

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Interested in our undergraduate programs?

In addition to a B.A. in history, the department offers a B.A. in Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, a History MinorMiddle 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 an M.A. and Ph.D. in history, the department offers a history and library science M.A., and certificates in historic preservation and museum scholarship and material culture. Learn more about our programs, or find information relevant to current students through the links below.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

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