History Department

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 and environmental history to military and 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.


History Annual Newsletter

History is Not a Useless Major by Paul B. Sturtevant

Congratulations to the 2023 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees!

Dustin Alward, Konner R. Boucher, JG Connolly, Kjersti Conway, Maura Cavo, Anthony Fabrizio, EA Feeney, Timothy Lake, Katy Misiaszek, Lydia Pease, Sean Pigott, Lauren Potter, Katharine Poulin

Department of History 2023 Awards and Scholarships

Undergraduate Awards:

The Ronald F. Banks Scholarship

Jack Lander

The John J. Nolde Memorial Prize

Tom Pinette

The Caroline Colvin Scholarship

Ashley Spaulding

The Roger B. Hill Scholarship

Madison Humphrey

The Laurence Evans and Elizabeth Taylor Evans Award

Lauren Potter

Charles J. Dunn Scholarship

James Bilella

Outstanding Senior Theses

James Jarvis, Lauren Potter, Rory Burmeister

The Nancy R. Johnson Memorial Prize in Ancient History

Chappy Hall

Graduate Awards:

The Chase Distinguished Assistantship

Dylan O’Hara

The Ipsen-Weiner Memorial Scholarship

Greg Gaines

New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Fellowship

Darcy Stevens

Bowen Scholarship in Canadian History

Maggie Kontra-Emmens

Frances Robinson Mitchell Schlolarship

James Bilella

History Department Gift Account Award

An Nguyen

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