History Graduate Student Association

The University of Maryland History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) exists to foster an intellectual community and share ideas and experiences. The HGSA promotes intellectual exchange both at formal history department events and at informal gatherings of fellow graduate students though parties, meetings, happy hours, and a lively e-mail list serv.

The HGSA also serves as an advocate for graduate students in issues of administration and faculty decision-making concerning prospective changes to the graduate program. Our most important role is to serve as representatives in the formulation of new graduate policies and to allow the voice and experiences of graduate students to be heard in faculty meetings.

All History graduate students are members and are invited to all events. In addition to hosting this web site, the HGSA promotes a graduate colloquium series, in which individual students present their work to the faculty and fellow graduate students.

The HGSA is affiliated with the Graduate Student Government, which serves all UMD graduate students. General meetings are held on a regular basis on the 3rd floor of Francis Scott Key Hall. All members are encouraged to attend.