Welcome to the University of Montana History Department

We are a community of eleven 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 Event

2018 Swanberg Lecture in Military History

Professor Robert Citino

"The Big Collapse: The German Military in 1945"

October 3, 7:00pm
Dennison Theatre

Professor Robert Citino, currently served as Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. During a distinguished career, he has received a number of awards for his teaching and scholarship .  His books by the Distinguished  Book Award for 2013 and 2013 by the Society for Military History as well as the Paul Birdsall Prize for 2005 by the American Historical Association.   He has published The  Wehrmarcht 's Last Stand  ( 2017), The German Way of War ( 2005),  and The Path to Blitzkrieg ( 2008) among others.

In addition he will give a more informal presentation  "Hitler's Gang: The War Guilt of the German Generals"  on Thursday October 4th at 3:00 pm im the  Dell Room, Turner Hall.

Free and open to the public.

Event organized by the History Department at the University of Montana.

For more information contact Professor Linda Frey (linda.frey@umontana.edu).