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Sarah Shields Inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Society

March 29, 2019

Sarah Shields has been chosen for membership in the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society. FPGHS recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at UNC at Chapel Hill, as well as faculty and … Continued

William Sturkey’s Book Reviewed in the New York Times

March 29, 2019

William Sturkey’s recent publication, Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White (Harvard University Press, 2019), is the subject of a review by Jennifer Szalai in the New York Times. Slazai praises Prof. Sturkey’s “cleareyed and meticulous book” for his ability to balance “the … Continued

William Ferris Interviewed by Bomb Magazine

March 29, 2019

William Ferris has been featured in an interview in Bomb regarding his 2018 Grammy award-winning collection Voices of Mississippi. In this interview, Ferris reflects upon his career as a documentarian of the American South. Read the interview here.

Liz Lundeen Receives UNC Graduate School’s Impact Award

March 8, 2019

Liz Lundeen received the UNC Graduate School’s Impact Award, an annual honor for graduate students whose research “contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina.” Congratulations, Liz! Read more about her research and the award here.

Bill Ferris Wins Two Grammy Awards

February 14, 2019

William Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, won two Grammy Awards last Sunday in Los Angeles. His box set “Voices of Mississippi” won best historical album and best album notes. The four-disc set features dozens of … Continued

Dr. Lloyd Kramer is awarded the 2018 Johnson Prize

December 31, 2018

Dr. Lloyd Kramer is the 2018 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow. Click here to read more about this prize and Dr. Kramer’s involvement in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Bill Ferris: Grammy Nominee

December 12, 2018

Congratulations to Bill Ferris, whose Voices from Mississippi album has been nominated for 2019 Grammy awards for best historical album and best album notes.  Kudos Bill!

Lisa Lindsay receives 2018 Herskovits Prize

December 3, 2018

Congratulations to Lisa Lindsay, who received the 2018 Herskovits Prize last night for Atlantic Bonds.  The prize is awarded annually by the African Studies Association for the most important scholarly work in African studies.