History Major


History Department Newsletter Fall 2021

History course schedule for spring 2022 and topics course descriptions
Map of Bath, Maine

OML offers bird's eye look at post-Civil War Maine

The Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education project — "Maine's Bird's Eye Views, 1870-1905" — has gathered 80 aerial renderings of Maine communities published during the era. Each has been digitized and made available to the public online.
family image from 'We Exist" exhibit

African American Collection unveils exhibit on Maine’s Black families

The University of Southern Maine’s African American Collection has unveiled the first of six new digital exhibitions, highlighting 200 years of families in Maine.

History Department Spring 2021 Newsletter

Inside the spring 2021 newsletter: fall 2021 course schedule, topics and senior seminar course descriptions, some information on Race and Ethnic Studies Minor, and a few reminders.

Professor Towle: The Past Shows the Way Forward

History shows that the actions of ordinary people have the power to transform the world

Putting History to Work

We are happy to announce “Putting History to Work,” the continuation of a grant funded PAID/Stipended INTERNSHIP program for the spring 2021 semester for USM History majors and minors with 30 credits or above.

Topics in History Spring 2021

Course descriptions for History topics, Spring schedule, 2021

Holocaust History: Professor Peck on Maine Calling

Maine Calling explores the following in this program: A recent nationwide study found that Holocaust history is poorly understood by younger Americans today. We explore the history of the Holocaust, and what Maine students learn about this terrible but important period.
Robert Sanford co-editor of River Voices

USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.

Professor Bischof talks Maine during WWI on public radio show

Professor Libby Bischof recently joined Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” for a discussion of the state before, during and after World War 1.