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Projects and Archives

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington-Baltimore corridor, one of the nation's most dynamic regions for historical research. 

The university is home to a number of important archives, special collections, and editing projects of direct relevance to historical research, including the Freedmen and Southern Society Project and the Samuel Gompers Papers, the Library of American Broadcasting, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library. The Combined Caesarea Expeditions, an amphibious research project that joins excavation of the terrestrial remains of Caesarea Maritima with an underwater investigation of the site's ancient harbor, are coordinated on campus. The University also sponsors a number of significant scholarly publications of interest to historians, including The Maryland Historian, the oldest continuously-published graduate-student-run history journal in the country; Kritika, a journal dedicated to critical inquiry into the history and culture of Russia and Eurasia; and Feminist Studies, a pioneer in women's history and gender studies.

Emancipation Day

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Capturing the essence of the social revolution by depicting the drama of emancipation in the words of the participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners.

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Virginia Freedman's Bureau

Early American Seminar Series

Bringing together senior scholars, junior faculty, and advanced graduate students to College Park to discuss their work in progress.

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M Street High School in Washington, D.C.

Anna Julia Cooper Workshop in Black History

Featuring scholars from various disciplines researching and writing on Black history in the United States and the world.

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Shipping Containers

Histories of Global Capitalism Forum

The Forum provides a space for conversations about new research, bringing together emerging and established scholars with a strongly global focus.

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Topkapi Scroll

Middle East Graduate Field Committee

A community of faculty and students who are interested in researching and studying all things related to the Middle East.

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A folio of the blue quran

First Millennium Network

The First Millennium Network comprises The Catholic University of America, George Mason University, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Mary Washington. 

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Agas Fragment

Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism (EMoDir)

EMoDir is a partner of the International Research Group in Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism.

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Caesaria

Combined Caesarea

An amphibious research project that joins excavation of the terrestrial remains of Caesarea Maritima with an underwater investigation of the site's ancient harbor.

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Samuel Gompers Papers

The Gompers Papers website is a repository of documents, bibliographies, and research related to Samuel Gompers and US Labor History.

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