History Major

Please join us on April 23rd from 6:00-7:30 in Wishcamper 102 for a department gathering and talk by Allan Whitmore
Allan Whitmore Lecture 1971
Fall 2015, Professor Zhao is teaching HTY 394 Modern Japan: The Rise and Fall as a World Power, 1868-1945
Japanese Pilots WWII


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

Some of the Maine Historical Society’s recipes are on display through May 31 in the small, eclectic and engaging exhibit “Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes.”
Professor Abe Peck Contributes to Maine Voices in the Portland Press Herald.
Part of USM's Digital Maine initiative and research cluster in Digital Humanities, the app is based on many years of research conducted by project leader Professor Eileen Eagan and her colleagues and students. The app: http://pmwht.org/ offers maps with texts and photos of sites relating to Portland women’s history in work, education, religion, home, politics, health care, cultural activities and in death. FMI contact: eagan@usm.maine.edu

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.

Jack London

Jack London

Professor of History Allan Whitmore gave a presentation at the Jack London Society Symposium. Take a few moments to watch this very interesting and informative talk - the video was shot by Whitmore's daughter Susan.