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History Department Boasts Twenty-two 2014–2015 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

Congratulations to the outstanding history majors who became members of Phi Beta Kappa in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015!

  • William Perry Almquist
  • Katharine Wood Batchelor
  • Morgan Eileen Burke
  • Lonnie Wayne Carraway Jr.
  • Elizabeth Crenshaw Chase
  • Abigail Cooksey
  • Andrew Alan Dinwiddie
  • Kate E. Griffin
  • Meghan Victoria Herwig
  • Alexander Keith
  • Harold B. McKnight
  • Graham B. Morgan
  • Luke William Neenan
  • Anna Noone
  • Miles J. Owens
  • Megan Elizabeth Przybyla
  • Carson E. Rouse
  • David Russell
  • Matthew W. Spangler
  • Katherine T. Spencer
  • Coco Nell Wilder
  • Brenna Renee Yellin


Molly Worthen Appointed Contributing Writer for The New York TimesMWheadshot8-200x300

The New York Times brought on 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections. The new contributor batch includes several prominent authors, journalists and academics. Stay tuned to The New York Times for pieces by Dr. Molly Worthen. She writes about religion, ideology and American politics.


 Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 2015

History Department PhD candidate Adrianne Jacobs (adviser Donald J. Raleigh) won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Prize for Best Essay by a Graduate Student for her paper “An Edible Empire: Soviet National Cuisines between Tradition and Modernity, 1965-85.”


 Ttraceshird Issue of Department of History Student Journal Published

The 2015 issue of history student journal, Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History, has been published. Volume three contains a roundtable about the North Carolina Politics, articles and essays by both undergraduates and graduate students, as well as reviews of books, films, and exhibitions. The journal’s success reflects the hard and effective work by many students. They include Executive and Founding Editor Mark W. Hornburg, Editor-in-Chief Maggie Howell, Senior Editors Augusta Dell’Omo, Peter Vogel and Burt Westermeier Graduate Editors Joel Hebert, Scott Krause and Jeanine Navarrete, and members of the Editorial Board Turner Albernaz, Emily Cathey, Griffin Creech, Chiraayu Gosrani, Grace Tatter, Martha Upton.


Joseph T. Glatthaar Receives 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison AwardD6Q3_16745173_Joe_Glatthaar1

Joe Glatthaar, the Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History, has received the 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award from the Council of the Society for Military History.  The award is reserved for scholars whose distinguished body of work represents a significant contribution to the field of military history.

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