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History Undergraduate Association and JANUS

The History Undergraduate Association (HUA) and JANUS, a journal for undergraduate writing, complement academic studies beyond the classroom for students in the Department of History at the University of Maryland.

The History Undergraduate Association is the University of Maryland's premier undergraduate history student society.

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Our goal as an organization is to create a space for history majors, minors, and lovers at the university to come together and share their mutual interest in the field.

In order to create this community, we host a diverse selection of history-centered events including social hours, movie nights and panel discussions open to all in the UMD community.

During this time of Covid-19, HUA has been reimagined to fit our new hybrid college world, making the organization accessible to students learning both on and off-campus. To stay up-to-date on our new club format and upcoming events follow us on social media!

History Undergraduate Association (HUA)

Curious about becoming a member?

Students at the University of Maryland can join HUA at any time throughout the year! If you are interested in becoming a member, reach out to one of the officers over email or social media in order to be added to our GroupMe and stay up-to-date on activities that are open to all members.

Officers and Advisor

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Taddeo
President: Kyle Cohen

Vice President: Cecelia Hough

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allsopp

Social Media and Marketing Manager: Emma Meverden

Executive Team Members: Sydney Manning, Lindsay Moynihan


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JANUS is the undergraduate journal for history and the humanities at the University of Maryland. We seek to grant undergraduate students a voice in the academic world by providing them a chance to publish their work and to participate formally in scholarly debate.

Our journal's namesake, Janus, is a two-headed god of Roman mythology who looks forwards and backwards. He is older than the calendar and precedes the chief god of the Roman Pantheon, Jupiter. Janus is unique among Roman gods with his two heads, allowing him to look both inside and outside, forward and backward. Following the path of time, Janus looks to the beginning and to the end, to the past and to the future. Janus is the passing of space and time. His duality mirrors historical inquiry, studying the past with the wisdom of the present.


JANUS History

UMD JANUS was created in the fall of 2000 by a group of undergraduate history students at the University of Maryland. Our namesake Janus is the two-headed Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Janus looks both inside and outside, forward and backward. He looks to the beginning and to the end, to the past and to the future. He is the passing of space and time. His duality mirrors historical inquiry: studying the past in the context of the present. Currently, JANUS aims to publish an online traditional journal at the end of every Fall and Spring semester. We are also committed to featuring the best papers from the HIST 208 and 408 research seminars in the Department of History. Throughout the rest of the year, you can read our weekly blogs as part of our established online content. Our team brings you content that includes current news articles, short history papers, thought-provoking pieces, interviews from the department, and more!

Officers and Advisors

Faculty Advisor Saverio Giovacchini