The U-M History community is active in the public sphere, publishing collaborative digital scholarship, developing museum exhibits, writing op-eds for major newspapers, partnering with communities on research projects, leading globally renown foreign policy blogs, and more.
Centering the Northern Realms: Integrating Histories and Archaeologies of the Mongol Empire (1200 to 1500 CE)
An equal collaboration between anthropologists, historians, and linguists and focuses on uncovering the people, practices, and places that existed along the margins of the Northern Realms of the Mongol Empire.
Contemporary Central Asia
Students in History 481 worked in teams to analyze and present a historical topic for a wider public audience using ArcGIS StoryMaps.
Detroit River Story Lab
An interdisciplinary, grant-funded initiative that partners with regional organizations to reconnect communities with the river and its stories.
Detroit Under Fire: Police Violence, Crime Politics, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Civil Rights Era
This multimedia digital exhibit documents patterns and incidents of police brutality and misconduct in the city of Detroit during the era of the modern civil rights movement.
Frenemies: The Russian-American Encounter, 1850s to Present
Students in History 195 examined depictions of Russia or Russians in American popular culture
History of Disaster
Students in History 215 analyzed and presented a historical topic for a wider public audience using ArcGIS StoryMaps.
LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester: Making Michigan
Presented in conjunction with campus-wide events celebrating the university’s bicentennial in 2017, the Making Michigan theme semester focused on the university’s past and present.
LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester: Michigan Horizons
Presented in conjunction with campus-wide events celebrating the university’s bicentennial in 2017, the Michigan Horizons theme semester focused on the university’s present and future.
Paths of Protest: Histories of Student Activism on Campus
History 294 students developed this historical walking tour to center students and community members as the agents of change on campus
ReConnect/ReCollect: Reparative Connections to Philippines Collections at the University of Michigan
The first project of its kind for Philippine collections, this project offers a new vantage point from which to participate in scholarly conversations around decolonizing collections.
Repositioning the Uganda Museum
This Mellon Foundation-backed project will repatriate objects from the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to the Uganda Museum in Kampala.
Russia and Its Easts
Students in History 230 worked as a team to analyze and present a historical topic for a wider public audience using ArcGIS StoryMaps.
The Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT) Teach-In of 1970
This documentary film commemorates the fiftieth anniversaries of the ENACT Teach-In and the Earth Day movement.
Students in History 329 worked in teams to analyze and present a historical topic for a wider public audience using ArcGIS StoryMaps and Google Sites.
University of Michigan Presidential Campus Tour
This tour was compiled as part of Fall 2020’s Democracy & Debate theme semester, a unique opportunity to reflect on the presidents who have visited campus, and their impact.