Professor Lloyd Kramer recently received the University’s Thomas Jefferson Award. The award, according to the faculty governance website, “is presented annually to ‘that member of the academic community who through personal influence and performance of duty in teaching, writing, and … Continued
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PhD candidate, Emma Rothberg, was interviewed in the Carolina Graduate School Magazine about her Ruth Bader Ginsburg Predoctoral Fellowship with the National Women’s History Museum. Read more about Rothberg’s fellowship and the full interview.
Last month, the department celebrated the achievements of those who graduated with their MAs and PhDs this spring. Professor emeritus, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, spoke at the virtual event which can be viewed in full on YouTube. The program for the … Continued
PhD candidate Zardas Lee was interviewed in Research UNCovered, a recurring feature for UNC Endeavors that “delves into the lives of UNC researchers from all disciplines and career levels, showcasing not only their research prowess but personal experiences in academia and … Continued
Dr. William Sturkey has penned an insightful article, published in The Atlantic, in which he details the methods he used to unearth the Black history of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for his book Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White. Sturkey writes that … Continued
Chief Judge Algenon Marbley, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, this week ordered police in Columbus Ohio to cease their use of tear gas, pepper spray, batons and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters. Read … Continued
Congratulations to Sam Zahn for being named a 2021 Truman Scholar. Sam is a major in History and Political Science, a Robertson Scholar, and current student member of the Undergraduate Studies Committee in History. He has dedicated his time on campus … Continued
Professor Genna Rae McNeil will retire from the department this semester. You can read about Dr. McNeil’s remarkable career in the Daily Tar Heel.
The Department of History strongly condemns racist violence, intimidation, and discrimination in all forms, including those against Asians and Americans of Asian descent, with whom we stand in solidarity. On March 16, 2021, a white gunman killed eight people—six of … Continued
Read about the inner workings of UNC Library’s “On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance” – a project that uses text mining and machine learning to identify racist language in legal documents. The History Department’s Dr. William Sturkey … Continued