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History Major Samuel Zahn named a 2021 Truman Scholar

April 20, 2021

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

Dr. Tsin to Lead UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai

November 10, 2019

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

Max Conley Awarded Frank Ryan Chancellor’s Prize

May 15, 2019

Max Conley, Class of 2019 History major, was recently awarded the Frank Ryan Chancellor’s Prize in History for best Senior Honors Thesis. Read more about the Frank Ryan Prize here. Congratulations, Max!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

May 14, 2019

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 Perspective Article Published In Washington Post

January 23, 2019

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. 

Interview with Former UNC History Major Kevin Kruse

December 19, 2018

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.

Fall 2018 History Major Phi Beta Kappa Initiates Announced

October 15, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and the most distinguished of all collegiate honorary societies, honoring excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The UNC College of Arts & Sciences and History Department is very proud to announce the following … Continued