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The History Department at UMass Lowell provides a broad introduction to civilizations of the past and present, including those of antiquity, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Read more...

Bob Forrant, Ph.D., honored as 2016-2019 Distinguished University Professor

History Prof. Robert Forrant gets the news that he's the 2016 University Professor. Photo by Edwin Aguirre

The History Department is proud to announce that Prof. Bob Forrant has been appointed as the 2016-2019 Distinguished University Professor. He has indeed distinguished himself for his outstanding teaching, research and community service in both Lowell and Lawrence. Prof. Forrant will deliver the University Professor Lecture in the spring. Read more...

Meet Our Students, Faculty & Alumni

  • It’s experiential history, and UMass Lowell gave me that. I don’t know if I would have been afforded that opportunity at any other place.

    Kathleen Curtin was the first student to suggest that the university field a team at a Model United Nations competition. She’s pursued her love of history ever since, first as a food historian at Plimoth Plantation and now as a U.S. history teacher in New Hampshire.