Kimathi Muiruri ’21, who majored in history and environmental studies, was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is an Honors Carolina laureate. He is the third Tar Heel to be named a Rhodes Scholar this fall. … Continued
John E. Schmitz, who received a B.A. in History and Political Science from UNC in 1987, has a new book out through the University of Nebraska Press. Enemies among Us: The Relocation, Internment, and Repatriation of German, Italian, and Japanese … Continued
Kimathi Muiruri ’21 has received the Cazel Prize for Excellence in History for excelling in the study of history, contributing to the life of the Department of History, and showing a commitment to the values of the historical discipline. For … Continued
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
Congratulations to Sam Dolbee, who wrote his undergraduate thesis with Professor Sarah Sheilds in 2008. Dolbee completed his PhD in 2017 at New York University’s joint program in History and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies. He just won the best … Continued
The Phillips Ambassadors Program has teamed with Study Abroad and History to create a hybrid faculty-led study abroad program: UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai. Participants will take “China in the World” (counts as HIST 282 or ASIA 282) from UNC’s … Continued
On May 11, 2019, the Department of History held its annual graduation ceremony in Hamilton Hall. The faculty commencement address was by William Sturkey (Assistant Professor) and the guest speaker was Bailey White, a class of 2016 History major graduate … Continued
History major Denton Ong, writing his 2018-2019 Senior Honors Thesis with Professor Ben Waterhouse as adviser, published a ‘Made by History’ perspective piece on national emergencies in the Washington Post. The article can be found here.
Princeton historian Kevin Kruse, described as “History’s Attack Dog” in a recent interview with the Chronicle of Education, is a former undergraduate History major in our department. Read the interview here. You can find Kevin’s prolific Twitter feed @KevinMKruse.