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Dr. Morgan Pitelka’s Newest Book Receives Honors

February 19, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Morgan Pitelka, whose 2022 book, Reading Medieval Ruins: Urban Life and Destruction in Sixteenth-Century Japan (Cambridge University Press), was recently honored by the International Convention of Asia Scholars as one of the ten best Asian studies books … Read more

Starred Review of DuVal’s Upcoming Book in Publishers’ Weekly

December 21, 2023

Dr. Kathleen DuVal’s latest book, Native Nations: A Millenium in North America, set for release in April 2024, received a starred review in Publishers’ Weekly. Beginning with the millenium-long histories of sixteenth-century Native American societies, DuVal contextualizes early encounters between … Read more

PhD Candidate Mira Markham Awarded Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize

July 11, 2023

Congratulations to Mira Markham, 2023 recipient of the Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in modern Central European history, awarded by the North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series (NCGS). With her submission entitled “Operation Velehrad, … Read more

UNC PhD Jefferson Cowie wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize

May 12, 2023

Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History at Vanderbilt University, won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for history for his book Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power (Basic Books). The book provides a powerful account of … Read more

Congratulations to Dr. John Sweet on 2023 Bancroft Prize!

March 9, 2023

Join us in congratulating Dr. John Wood Sweet, whose most recent book, The Sewing Girl’s Tale, won the 2023 Bancroft Prize. According to the New York Times, this prize is “one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.” … Read more

Triangle Labor Seminar: Reeve Huston

January 18, 2023

Join the Triangle Labor Seminar for Reeve Huston’s presentation on a chapter from his manuscript in progress entitled “Who Regulates?  Trade Unions, Squatters’ Associations, Political Parties, and the Boundaries of Popular Self-Governance in Antebellum America” at the Love House (UNC) on … Read more