FAH scholar receives Imago Mundi Prize

  Mario Cams receives the Imago Mundi Prize 2019 Mario Cams, an assistant professor from the Department of History,  Faculty of Arts an...

2 Aug 2019


UM holds first forum on literature and history

Vice Rector Billy So chairs the forum The University of Macau (UM) recently held the First UM Forum on Literature and History. During the ev...

26 Jun 2019


UM Department of History professor wins Lu Liang Literature Award

Distinguished Professor Wang Di receives the Lu Liang Literature Award Wang Di, a distinguished professor from the University of Macau (UM) ...

30 May 2019


【MYUM Interview】Joshua Ehrlich: An Adventurous History Scholar

Joshua Ehrlich, an assistant professor in the Department of History, is passionate about his research. But despite his busy work schedule, ...

16 May 2019


Situated on the Pearl River Delta at the gateway to China, Macau has a long and rich history that has been shaped by over five centuries of interaction and exchange between East and West. With an internationally recognized, award-winning staff, the Department of History is at the forefront of promoting an understanding of the region’s vibrant past and offers excellence in historical research as well as high quality teaching and supervision.


In order to shape the future one must first understand the past. Students who study history discover how the past gave rise to our modern interconnected world from a plurality of perspectives. In doing so, history majors engage with the widest range of topics, including politics and government, war and society, religion and the arts, intellectual and cultural life, gender and ethnicity, and other themes. They are trained to make good and critical use of textual and material resources and learn to become storytellers who are able speak to broad audiences. Being familiar with the complexities of past human experience, they are well sought after and prepared for careers in many fields.

The Galleries: Sources, Voices, Histories

This exhibition is honoured to belong to the initiatives encouraged by Sub-Committee on Education and Research, UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.