• Congratulation to Cemil Aydin!

    Cemil Aydin’s The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History has been long-listed (that is, in the top 10) for the 2019 International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize in Social Sciences. Additionally, his book on the Political History … Continued

  • Prof. Andrews designated “Best Professor” in the Daily Tar Heel

    Congratulations to Matt Andrews, who for the third time has been designated “Best Professor” by the Daily Tar Heel in their 2019 list of “Carolina’s Finest.” According to UNC students, Prof. Andrews is “not only the best professor but he … Continued

  • Dr. Brundage: Pulitzer Prize Finalist

    Fitz Brundage was recently named a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History, for his 2018 publication Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press). The prize committee described Dr. Brundage’s work as “a morally engaging investigation of torture … Continued

  • DTH Interview with Caroline Newhall on Black POWs in the Confederacy

    PhD candidate Caroline Newhall was featured in a recent interview with the Daily Tar Heel ahead of her public “Tell about the South” talk next Wednesday, April 17, hosted by the Center for the Study of the American South. In the … Continued

  • Prof. Kramer appointed as interim Chair of the Faculty

    Prof. Lloyd Kramer will serve in this role from May 8, 2019, when Prof. Leslie Parise steps down, until June 30, 2020, when he will be succeeded by the candidate who wins the next election a year from now. A … Continued

  • Sarah Shields Inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Society

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Dr. Jarausch’s book listed on the Smithsonian Magazine’s Best History Books of 2018

    Dr. Konrad Jarausch’s book Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century was recently included in Smithsonian Magazine‘s “Best History Books of 2018” list. Congratulations, Dr. Jarausch!

  • ‘Unlikely’ subject pairings lead to deep learning at Carolina

    This semester, Prof. Brett Whalen teamed up with Prof. Chris Clemens (Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences) to teach “Time and the Medieval Cosmos” as part of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The course was recently featured in an article … Continued

  • William Sturkey – Recipient of the UNC Diversity Award

    William Sturkey is one of only two recipients in the Faculty Category among a faculty of 3,500+ to receive the UNC Diversity Award.  The Diversity Award recognizes significant contribution, time and effort of Carolina community members towards advancing an inclusive … Continued

  • Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Dr. Kathleen DuVal

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen DuVal has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a Guggenheim Fellow, she will be writing a book on American Indian dominance in the centuries before 1850. She continues the tradition of UNC … Continued

  • Matt Andrews goes 2 for 2

    Matt Andrews goes 2 for 2 in The Daily Tar Heel “Best” Categories. UNC students named his course “History of the Olympics” (HIST 220) the Best UNC Class and Dr. Andrews was named Best Professor. Read more about his thoughts … Continued

  • Dr. Don Reid and Dr. Daniel Sherman are Special Issue Editors for French Historical Studies volume 41, number 2 (April 2018)

    A colloquium held in 2017 in which authors of essays written about May 1986: New Approaches, New Perspectives discussing each other’s work was crucial in the making of this French Historical Studies Special Issue.  Some of the attendees liked the … Continued