PhD Candidate Alyssa Bowen co-wrote an insightful article for The Nation with William Horne, entitled “We Need an Academic New Deal.” In this thoughtful and timely article, Bowen and Horne analyze the current crisis facing higher education and state demands to … Continued
Robert Colby, who received his PhD from our department last year, recently won the Society of American Historians’ Allan Nevins Prize for Best Dissertation in American History. Dr. Colby’s dissertation, “The Continuance of an Unholy Traffic: Slave Trading in the … Continued
Jim Leloudis was recently featured in an article for the News and Observer about the history of UNC’s responses to pandemics. Dr. Leloudis explains that UNC reopened doing the 1918 flu pandemic, and shines a light on this history to encourage North … Continued
Our very own Malinda Maynor Lowery, Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, was recently featured on WUNC’s The State of Things, hosted by Frank Stasio. She discusses Henry Berry Lowrie and the … Continued
Dr. Michelle King’s article “Margaret Sanger in Translation: Gender, Class, and Birth Control in 1920s China” was awarded the bi-annual “best article” prize by the Journal of Women’s History for the period 2017-2018. The announcement came out yesterday. You can see … Continued
C-SPAN has released a broadcast of Prof. William Sturkey’s lecture entitled “Expanding Rights in the 1960s and ’70s.” The lecture, which was part of Dr. Sturkey’s course on American History since 1865, looks at women’s liberation and the gay rights … Continued
John “Rocky” Rhodes, who received his PhD from the Department of History in 2016, received his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In Rocky’s dissertation, “Agents of Empire: The Frontier U.S. Army and the Transition … Continued
Prof. Katherine Turk’s HIST179H course entitled “Women in the History of UNC-Chapel Hill,” was recently featured in the Daily Tar Heel. Prof. Turk’s course explores the history of women’s experiences at UNC since its founding. Students in the class engage in hands-on … Continued
The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is proud to announce the second annual Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize Competition for Advanced Graduate Students. In recognition of the longstanding commitment to graduate education of Konrad H. Jarausch, who is … Continued
Prof. Jerma Jackson’s 398 section is hailed in the Daily Tar Heel for inspiring an undergrad who wants to be a history teacher. Of Jerma, the student says: “She really does genuinely get to know you and wants to help you … Continued
Bill and Marcie Ferris received the 2019 William F. Little Distinguished Service Award, recognizing faculty, staff and volunteers who have served the College through their outstanding leadership above and beyond the duties of their position, in the tradition of Bill … Continued
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
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
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
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. 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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. 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!
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 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
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 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
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