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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.

William E. Leuchtenburg, Kenan Professor Emeritus of History, to Receive Howes Award

bill-leuchtenberg-202x300William E. Leuchtenburg, Kenan Professor Emeritus of History, has been named the first recipient of the Jonathan B. Howes Lifetime Achievement Award. NC President Tom Ross will give the award to Kenan history professor emeritus during the RFA’s meeting Nov. 20 at the Friday Center. The Howes Award was established by RFA to recognize a retired faculty member of UNC-Chapel Hill for a lifetime of outstanding teaching, research and public service as emulated by the lifetime and contributions of the late Jonathan Howes. It is intended to encourage, recognize and reward University faculty for service to the community as well as major contributions to the University and their own academic discipline.

History Department Fall 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

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

  • Augusta Lynn Dell’Omo
  • Griffin Frederick Lerner
  • Joshua William Ohaus
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