Several faculty in the UMass Lowell History Department take an interest in the ancient world. The statue here is the Augustus of Primaporta, a sculpture of Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of ancient Rome. Image by Andrew Drenas

Students who major in history develop a thorough grounding in the historical process and a greater empathy and special perspective for viewing human thought and action through a broad exposure to the complexities that shape the forces of civilization. The student of history recognizes the distinctiveness of people and societies of the past, and acknowledges the threads that connect the experiences of these people over time.

History majors gain invaluable training in the essential skills of a liberal arts education: reading, writing, critical thinking and public speaking. These skills are crucial for a wide array of careers, including teaching, business and legal research, government and public service, archive management and librarianship.

The UMass Lowell History Department currently includes 13 full-time faculty with expertise ranging from ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy, the modern Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and the United States.

All faculty are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service publishing multiple monographs as well as a variety of scholarly articles, review essays, historical documentaries, translations and edited collections. The faculty also work with community organizations, professional historical societies and foundations to advance the study of history across multiple fields. All faculty teach both introductory surveys and advanced seminars, and take a deep interest in learning.

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