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The Sewing Girl’s Tale wins New York City Book Award

March 10, 2023

It’s a big week for Dr. John Wood Sweet! In addition to winning the prestigious Bancroft Prize for American history, Dr. Sweet’s book, The Sewing Girl’s Tale, has won the New York City Book Award. The NYCBA, established in 1996, … Continued

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.” … Continued

Talbert publishes World and Hour in Roman Minds

February 28, 2023

Congratulations to Richard Talbert on the publication of World and Hour in Roman Minds: Exploratory Essays (Oxford University Press, 2023). “World and Hour in Roman Minds: Exploratory Essays seeks to penetrate Romans’ consciousness of space and time, aspects of antiquity currently attracting … Continued

UNC History Members participate in upcoming USS Conference

February 28, 2023

From March 15-18, UNC will host a conference with the “Universities Studying Slavery”, a group of more than 100 institutions committed to critical reexaminations of their own past with regards to enslavement in the United States. The conference, organized by … Continued

Digital History Lab Podcast: The Past Presented

February 9, 2023

UNC History Department’s Digital History Lab is very excited to announce the first episode in their new podcast, “The Past Presented.” The podcast aims to examine the tools, techniques, and technologies that historians use to study the past through interviews … Continued

Sweet & Lindsay win Book and Article Prizes

February 2, 2023

Congratulations to John Sweet, whose book, The Sewing Girl’s Tale, has been selected as the Journal of the American Revolution’s 2022 Book-of-the-Year. You can find out more about Dr. Sweet’s book at his website or purchase it here. Building on this success, … Continued