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The History Department at the University of Maine offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.

We offer a wide variety of chronological, geographical, and thematic courses that enhance individuals’ understanding of themselves and the contemporary world by expanding their experiences to include the experiences of other peoples, both past and present. These courses range from ancient times to the present, cover most geographical regions of the world, and allow topical specialties ranging from women’s or environmental history to the history of technology or labor history. History graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations. Traditionally they have gone into teaching and education careers in primary and secondary schools and, with appropriate graduate-level training, colleges and universities. More recently, increasing numbers of history graduates are finding their way into private and public non-profit organizations and agencies, such as museums, archives and libraries, research and service institutions, legislative bodies, and planning agencies. Others find career opportunities in the private sector, including publishing, journalism and broadcasting, and law firms; in fact, history is an ideal pre-law major.

Please click below to see what our faculty and students are doing.

History Annual Newsletter

History is Not a Useless Major by Paul B. Sturtevant

From Common Lands to Second Nature Recordings

  • An outline for the recordings can be found here

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

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Congratulations to the 2019 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees!

Undergraduate Inductees:

Liliana Bonarrigo, Charles Cramer, Taylor Holmes, Christopher King, William MacVane, Timothy McDermet, Natasha Minskoff, Marlana Mix, Jennifer Munson, Andrew Nadeau, Harley Rogers, Matthew Ryckman, Collin Soucy

Graduate Inductees:

Lindsay Ropiak and Eric Toups

History Department Award Ceremony April 29, 2019