History Colloquium with Dr. Massimiliano Vitiello 1


Numerous organizations offer history students and professors opportunities for engagement with like-minded scholars, teachers, and public history professionals.

Academic organizations typically:

  • sponsor conferences that feature panels and presentations on research and teaching, and
  • provide settings for professional networking.

Some of the most popular academic organizations for UMKC historians include:

The American Historical Association
The Organization of American Historians
The National Council on Public History
Phi Alpha Theta
UMKC History Club
UMKC History Graduate Student Association

In addition to the associations listed here, there are many others in many other fields—disciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature and on a regional, national, and international basis.

UMKC students are encouraged to identify and join appropriate associations in the academic subfields of their scholarship. They typically offer a student rate for membership.