History News

Kavita Datla, an expert in modern South Asian history and an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague and mentor, has died.
Kavita Datla, an expert in modern South Asian history and an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague and mentor, has died.
Suffragettes
Kate Ouimette: As costumed interpreters, we spent the fourth of July campaigning for the vote, and talking about women's history.
This is a photo of Cassandra Peltier smiling in front of a blue background.
Just months after graduating, Cassandra Peltier ’18 has been named executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.
This is a photograph of historical athletics equipment, including Indian clubs (left).
Mount Holyoke College’s long history of sports and physical education is now on display in a special Archives exhibition.
This is a 1933 photograph of four Mount Holyoke athletes in bloomers and short-sleeved blouses.
A newly uncovered collection of athletic apparel provides a rare glimpse into some of the earliest athletic wear for women — and the students who wore it.
Nancy MacLean focuses her scholarship on 20th-century American history, with a focus on race, gender, labor history and social movements, particularly in the South.
Nancy MacLean will speak on Feb. 28 about her new book, which connects the theories of economist James McGill Buchanan with the Koch brothers.
Diana Wells of Ashoka will speak at Mount Holyoke College’s Global Challenges Conference on Feb. 16, 2018.
This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka.
Photo of a collection of theatre costume sketches
A day of Tudor Tailor workshops hosted by the theatre arts department drew a crowd eager to study 16th-century clothing with a 21st-century eye.
Susi Ryan and Sisters in Stitches Joined By the Cloth, a quilt guild based in Holbrook, Massachusetts, spoke at the Jan. 31 Interfaith Lunch on the theme of Engaging Art and Identity: Quilting Our Lives Together.
Mount Holyoke’s Interfaith Lunch serves up conversation — with sides of laughter, soup and cookies — every Wednesday in the new Unity Space.
Students in the connected courses of professors Kavita Khory, politics, and Nieves Romero-Díaz, Spanish
Interdisciplinary classrooms fuel a passion for learning in faculty and students alike.
Amy Lim ’18 (left), Julia Kellerbauer ’18 (middle), and Lim’s mentor, Margaret (Gretchen) Lay, assistant professor of economics, Global Competence Awards ceremony.
Showing how global education is an essential part of the liberal arts, 35 seniors receive an award for the breadth of their international experiences.
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a living, curated collection of plants that can be used, much like the Art Museum or library, for classes of all disciplines.
Black History Month
A variety of talks, films, discussions and fun events are on the calendar for Black History Month at Mount Holyoke College.
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens.
Christine DeLucia
King Philip’s War still reverberates, says Christine DeLucia, who will read from her new book that explores the events from a non-colonialist perspective.
Adrianne Greenbaum
Adrianne Greenbaum’s efforts to rediscover and perform generations of lost Jewish family music were hailed in a recent article.