“Atlantic Bonds and Biography: from South Carolina to Nigeria”
09/2015: Lisa Lindsay on her forthcoming biography of James Churchwill Vaughan—whose life provides insights into the bonds of slavery and family and the differing prospects for people of African descent in the 19th-century Atlantic world. Vaughan’s odyssey took him from slavery-ridden South Carolina to Liberia and finally Nigeria, where he was involved in the Yoruba Wars, led a revolt against white racism, and founded not only the first independent Nigerian church but also a family of activists. Podcast provided by Africa Past and Present with host Peter Limb and guest host, Laura Fair.
7/09/2014: From the Boer War to now, it is hardly controversial to say that modern history has been marked by war and its legacies. Numerous violent conflicts have scarred more or less every continent in the 20th century. But what if we examine this era from a different vantage point — through an anti-war lens? What stories, passions, heroics, arguments, fractures, individuals and movements opposed war? And why should that anti war history be important to us today? Big Ideas Host Paul Barclay holds roundtable discussion with:
- Professor Karen Hagemann – James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Professor Neta Crawford – Boston University, co-director of costsofwar.org
- Professor Fiona Paisley – Griffith University, Transnational Histories Group, GCCR,
- Associate Professor Victoria Haskins – University of Newcastle
5/27/2014: Host Frank Stasio talks to John Kasson, history and American studies professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about his book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression, on WUNC’s The State of Things.
4/26/2014: Carla Nappi’s interview with Michelle King discussing her new book Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China on New Books in East Asian Studies’ Discussions with Scholars of East Asia.
3/23/2014: Klaus Larres discusses the current crisis in the Ukraine
2/26/2014: Molly Worthen discusses her new book Apostles of Reason and evangelical discord on WUNC’s The State of Things
10/19/2013: Bill Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author editor of The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists about his new book on Who’s Talking.
2/20/2013: Bill Ferris and Nathan Salsburg (Alan Lomax archivist) on WUNC’s The State of Things.
05/21/2014: Rachel F. Seidmancomments in The New York Times about “Who Needs Feminism,” a social media campaign that started in a class she taught and went viral around the world. Feminism as a “toolkit” rather than as an identity seems to appeal to many young people.
04/05/2014: Molly Worthen discusses healthcare reform in Vermont as an example for the rest of the U.S.
10/26/2013: Molly Worthen discusses the values of and decisions made by single mothers as they relate to faith and political leanings.
06/22/2013: Bill Ferris comments on the continuing legacy of Jim Crow and civil rights in the Paula Deen controversy.
06/20/2013: Bill Ferris helps Marc Masters and Grayson Currin explore the work of legendary guitarist Loren Connors through the eyes of his comrades.
05/12/2013: Molly Worthen‘s New York Times essay situates the current attitudes and debates about immigration reform in their historical and religious context.
2/15/2013: Bill Ferris discusses his latest book and his life growing up in Mississippi in preparation for his upcoming lecture in celebration of Black History Month.
See photographs by UNC graduate Zoe Litaker ’11 and read about her travels in Turkey in 2008 and her return in 2011, featured in the Fall 2011 issue of endeavors. Zoe, who earned a degree in studio art, first traveled to Turkey in 2008 with nine other students on a Burch Fellows Program Field Research Seminar led by historian Sarah Shields.