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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

Jarausch Publishes Memoir

April 25, 2023

Congratulations to long-time member of the History Department and prolific scholar of German History, Dr. Konrad Jarausch for the publication of his new book! Dr. Jarausch’s memoir, The Burden of German Hisory: A Transatlantic Life (Berghahn, 2023) “presents a sustained academic reflection … Read more

Andrews at the BOT

March 28, 2023

Despite UNC missing this year’s March Madness bracket, much-lauded History Professor Matt Andrews brought basketball to the March 23 Board of Trustees meeting. Andrews gave a brief presentation on five lesser-known basketball teams in North Carolina, highlighting how the history … Read more

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, … 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