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The Department of History is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all students, staff, faculty, visitors AND North Carolinians.  We believe that a broad definition of diversity is essential for the protection of human rights and human dignity in our state, in this nation, and across the globe.  Diversity, as a principle and a practice, is essential for innovative scholarship and lively, creative, and engaged learning.

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2016 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize Winner Announced

Hagemann-216x3009780521152303Karen Hagemann received the 2016 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize for Revisiting Prussia’s Wars Against Napoleon: History, Culture and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Revisiting Prussia’s Wars is a sweeping history of the Anti-Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath in 19th-century German memory. Skillfully combining political, military, cultural, and gender history, the book contributes to a new understanding of the importance and changing resonances of the Wars across a century and the upheavals of war, restoration, revolution, and national unification. Revisiting both revives serious analysis of the Napoleonic Wars and examines them from a new perspective (political culture) using new tools of analysis, including gender and memory studies.  Hagemann was perhaps uniquely placed to accomplish the massive undertaking of Revisiting, which is a culmination of a career devoted to researching and rethinking the Napoleonic Wars and pioneering, in the process, the synthesis of political, military, and gender history.The book will be important in German historiography as an original synthesis and encyclopedic resource for the study of the 19th century and German memory culture in particular.

The College of Arts and Sciences Recognized 12 New Distinguished Professors

distinguished-professors-2016The College of Arts and Sciences recognized 12 new distinguished professors at a reception Oct. 24 in Hyde Hall. “We are fortunate to have such extraordinary scholars and teachers on our faculty,” said Dean Kevin Guskiewicz, who presented framed certificates to the honorees.

Congratulations to Kathleen DuVal, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor, one of the Professors recognized at the reception. DuVal is the author of several important books on American history and is a widely respected scholar. She teaches her students how to think like historians, demonstrating in the classroom how historians approach the past. Her book, Independence Lost, was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize.

History Department Fall 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

Congratulations to the outstanding history majors who became members of Phi Beta Kappa Fall 2016!

  • Lea Efird
  • George Johnson
  • Adrienne Marlo Kronovet
  • Meredith Gracen Miller
  • Austin Michael Mueller
  • Lauren Trushin

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