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Piskačová wins Jung Paper Prize

October 10, 2023

UNC PhD student Zora Piskačová has been awarded the prestigious Anthony Jung Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the 48th Annual European Studies Conference, sponsored by the Unviersity of Nebraska at Omaha. Piskačová, who studies modern East Central Europe … Read more

UNC PhDs Offer Support for Rob Waters’ Groundbreaking Book

October 9, 2023

Dr. Rob Waters, a historian of Modern Britain at Queen Mary’s University in London, has just published his second monograph with Oxford University Press: Colonized by Humanity: Caribbean London and the Politics of Integration at the End of Empire. In 2021, … Read more

3 UNC PhDs win Michie Award

September 21, 2023

This year, three UNC History graduate students have been selected to receive the Sally Markham Michie Award from the Orange County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Cristian Walk, Nick Sifford, and Skye Brenner will be honored at … 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

PhD Candidate Alison Curry featured on R.UNC

June 29, 2023

Alison Curry, currently an ABD student in the History Department, was recently featured in a Research UNCovered post for the fascinating work she’s doing on Jewish cemetaries in Poland in the interwar period and during World War II. Her work … Read more

UNC PhD Nurlan Kabdylkhak Awarded Newcombe Fellowship

May 16, 2023

We are so incredibly proud of Nurlan Kabdylkhak, UNC History PhD Candidate in late imperial Russian and Central Asian History, who has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2023. Nurlan’s dissertation is entitled “Muslim Institutions and … 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

Bryant on Playgrounds in Prague

April 27, 2023

Have you ever thought about the history encapsulated by a set of swings? How about the way that parks might be shaped by popular memory? Inspired in part by his recent book, Prague: Belonging and the Modern City, and in … Read more