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.
Professor Emeritus Bill Ferris Remembers Roger Mudd, UNC MA 1953 and National Journalist. The full obituary is below: Roger Mudd (1928-2021) Roger Mudd earned his MA in History at the University of North Carolina in 1953. Carlyle Sitterson was the … Continued
The-UNC-Chapel Hill History Department Working Group on Equity and Inclusion has written the following Statement Concerning the 2020 Murder of Mr. George Floyd and the 2021 Trial of His Killer. If you would like to sign the statement, please follow … Continued
U.S. News and World Report ranked UNC’s History Department as the #11 “Best History Program” in the country! Full list here.
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
Associate Professor William Sturkey was featured in WUNC’s most recent episode of “Tested,” detailing faculty efforts to change the name of what we currently know as Hamilton Hall. Description of the episode below: J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton’s name has marked … Continued
Every year, the History Department gives awards to outstanding teaching assistants. Undergraduate nominations are crucial in choosing the recipients. Please tell us why you think your TA deserves a teaching award. The more detail and examples you can provide, the … Continued
Statement on White House Memo Barring Federal Agencies from Race-Related Trainings READ: White House memo barring federal agencies from race-related training sessions “The President, and his Administration, are fully committed to the fair and equal treatment of all individuals within … Continued