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DAAD Awarded Graduate Study Scholarships To Two History Department Graduate Students

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Graduate Study Scholarships are open to all disciplines and allow recipients to study in Germany as part of a postgraduate or master’s degree program. Caroline Nilsen and Alexandria Ruble earned two out of a total 159 Graduate Study Scholarships awarded this year.

NILSEN_CarolineNilsen ’18 is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in modern European history and is using the award to conduct research for her dissertation. Her research interests include World War II, occupation, eugenics, gender, sexuality and memory. This fall, she has been conducting research in the national archives located in Freiburg and Berlin, Germany. Her next research stop will be Norway.

RUBLE_AlexandriaRuble ’16 is currently a visiting scholar at the Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Her academic interests include modern European and German history, post-1945 history, global history, and women’s and gender history. Building on a master’s in history she earned from UNC in 2012, Ruble is pursuing a doctoral degree in European and gender history.

Traces, the UNC Undergraduate Journal of History, has won another prize from Phi Alpha Theta

Traces, our Undergraduate History journal that is now in its fourth year, has won another prize from Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. The journal won the award for being the best national journal in its first year, and has won the second prize the past two years.  Outstanding work by the staff of Traces, which for the most recent issue included Dr. Max Owre (chief faculty advisor), Mark Hornburg (editor), Maggie Howell, Eric Medlin, Augusta Dell’Omo, Peter Vogel, Burt Westermeier, Joel Hebert, Scott Krause, and Jeanine Navarette.

Heritage Arts Initiative Spotlights Haliwa-Saponi drummer and singer Marty RichardsonMarty-Richardson-resize-300x200

In 2010 and 2011, the North Carolina Folklife Institute—with partners including the Warren County Library and Arts Council, members of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, and the Concerned Citizens of Tillery—conducted research on the living and historical traditions of Warren, Vance, and Halifax Counties. The project is a chapter of NCFI’s Statewide Heritage Initiative, which has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Resourceful Communities Program of the Conservation Fund. NCFI folklorists Michael Taylor and Sarah Bryan interviewed dozens of tradition bearers in the three-county region, Taylor working primarily with musicians, and Bryan documenting non-musical traditions. Marty Richardson, a History PhD Candidate, was spotlighted as a Haliwa-Saponi drummer and singer. He is a founding member of the Stoney Creek Singers and a leader in the Tutelo-Saponi language revitalization movement. Click here to read more.

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