History Major

A panel discussion on the Scottish Referendum for Independence.
Scotland Event Oct 2nd
HTY 380: This course examines social, political, economic, and cultural developments in the United States in the period from 1960 to 1970.
Pearl Album Cover
On Thursday, March 6th, 2014 there was panel discussion on the integration and demise of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Baseball League


History majors and minors at USM become familiar with past knowledge, the forces of change and the varieties of historical scholarship that examine cultures and events across all times and places.  As they discover and organize facts, analyze evidence, and apply theory they learn to create meaningful explanations and narratives that support a well-rounded understanding of past human activity and its impact on the world of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

News & Events

Maine Museum
Libby Bischof, USM associate professor of history in the Department of History and Political Science, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS), has been appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to join the 15-member commission, which has oversight of the museum’s policies and operations.
Todd May
On Friday, September 19th, at 3 PM, in room 102 Wishcamper, Dr. Todd May, Ph.D. will lecture on "What Makes Life Meaningful?". This event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department and is co-sponsored by History and Political Science as well as the English Department. All are welcome to attend! Pizza and beverages will be served starting at 1:30 and there will be a meet and greet with Dr. May prior to the lecture. Please join us!
Old School Telephone
Inside Higher Ed, an online publication, interviews History Professor Elizabeth Bischof regarding a new trend: professors contacting students who are not enrolled, to come back to campus and finish their degrees. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/22/faculty-one-public-university-are-asked-get-involved-student-retention

History Internships: A Great Experience

Internships are a great way to help you apply knowledge learned in history courses while gaining the experience and skills needed to succeed in the workforce.  Learn more about internships with the History Department.