Welcome to the University of Montana History Department

We are a community of accomplished and award-winning scholars and teachers. Our research and teaching interests range widely but cover key areas of American, European, and world history. We strive to acquaint students with history as an analytical research discipline and to provide them with a life perspective based on actual human experience. To offset parochialism and ethnocentrism, we offer courses that deal with a rich variety of the world's civilizations, nations, and peoples. 

Our hundreds of undergraduate history majors and minors pursue a rigorous course of study that allows them to perceive the fundamental forces of change that shape society's institutions, values, and culture. Graduate students in our masters and doctoral programs engage with classic and cutting-edge scholarship and develop thesis and dissertation projects that make original contributions to historical knowledge.

We encourage you to explore our website and discover more about the history faculty, our students, and our programs. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Upcoming Events

2019 Swanberg Lecture in Military History

The UM History Department's annual Swanberg Lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7pm at the Dennison Theatre on the University of Montana Campus.

William I. Hitchcock, Corcoran Professor of History at the University of Virginia, will give a talk entitled, "Eisenhower in Command: How World War II Shaped Ike's Presidential Leadership."