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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public History

Public History at UMass Amherst

Massachusetts boasts a rich network of museums, archives, historical societies, documentary filmmakers, and historic preservation agencies, as well as one of the top public research universities in the nation. Since 1986, the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has provided a vital link between the University and the Commonwealth's wide variety of institutions that preserve and communicate history to the public.

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Useful Links

NCPH (National Council on Public History)

NCPH is a membership association dedicated to making the past useful in the present and to encouraging collaboration between historians and their public.

NEMA (New England Museum Association)

This association of museums in New England provides opportunities for professional development, advocacy, and networking.

NEA (New England Archivists)

NEA offers educational opportunities and provides venues for professional and volunteer archivists.

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

This center at George Mason University utilizes digital media and computer technology to preserve history as well as to build an active and democratic user-participatory tool.


Your gateway for accessing academic articles and more. Use your UMass NetId to log in.


This digital image library provides images for arts and sciences. UMass NetId required.


Use your UMass NetId to sign up for this source management tool.


This source management tool is provided by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.


UMass Amherst Department of History's official blog. Posts are contributed by graduate students and faculty.


A digital publication of the National Council on Public History, this blog is an online space where public historians share ideas and news from the field.

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UMass Public History Resources

Also visit our website for a wide variety of resources!

American Association for State and Local History Career Center