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  • Summer 2024 Registration is now open!

    Undergraduate students can now register for courses for Summer 2024! The UNC History Department is offering remote and in-person options for both summer sessions on courses covering everything from modern Europe to the Russian Revolution, from Native North America to … Read more

  • Undergraduate Henderson featured in Smithsonian Voices

    Over the past summer, UNC undergraduate student and History and Business Administration double major Maddie Henderson (Ojibwe/Chippewa) completed an internship with the Smithsonian. As part of that work, she learned about “the Indian boarding school era and how forced assimilation … Read more

  • Digital History Lab Podcast: The Past Presented

    UNC History Department’s Digital History Lab is very excited to announce the first episode in their new podcast, “The Past Presented.” The podcast aims to examine the tools, techniques, and technologies that historians use to study the past through interviews … Read more

  • Undergraduate History Major Emily Orland Publishes with The Fire

    Undergraduate history and journalism major Emily Orland has published a new piece with The Fire that reflects on her experience as a student-journalist at UNC. Orland uses her training in both history and journalism to comment on the complexity of … Read more

  • Kimathi Muiruri ’21 named Rhodes Scholar

    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. … Read more

  • New Book from John E. Schmitz (BA’87)

    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 … Read more

  • Kimathi Muiruri ’21 has received the Cazel Prize for Excellence in History

    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 … Read more

  • History Major Samuel Zahn named a 2021 Truman Scholar

    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 … Read more

  • Former UNC History Major Wins the NC State Alixa Naff Prize (2020) for Best Article

    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 … Read more

  • Dr. Tsin to Lead UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai

    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 … Read more

  • Max Conley Awarded Frank Ryan Chancellor’s Prize

    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!

    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 … Read more

  • History Major Perspective Article Published In Washington Post

    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

    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

    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 … Read more

  • History Senior Shares ‘Giving Back’ Phillips Ambassador Project from Japan Study Abroad

      Max Conley, History senior and the History Department’s 2018 Meador Prize recipient, is a Phillips Ambassador alumnus completing his ‘Give Back’ project for the prestigious program. He will be sharing the work he did while studying abroad in Japan … Read more

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

    On May 13, 2018, the Department of History held its annual graduation ceremony in Hamilton Hall. The event included addresses by Molly Worthen (Associate Professor in History) and Cassandra Etter-Wenzel, a former History major now working for the World Resources … Read more

  • 2018 Senior Honors Theses

    In May, the Department of History celebrated the extraordinary History Honors Program graduating class (and their great advisors)! Their hard work and determination resulted in exceptional senior theses and insights we are grateful they shared. Congratulations on your great achievement.

  • Jordan Jenkins is UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sixth Beinecke Scholar

    History major Jordan Jenkins has been awarded the Beinecke Scholarship, which provides a $34,000 award to attend graduate school. She is one of 18 students nationwide to receive the award in 2018, and is UNC-Chapel Hill’s sixth Beinecke Scholar. Congratulations … Read more

  • Phi Alpha Theta in Undergraduate Lounge

    The Fall 2017 marked a number of firsts for undergraduate studies in History, starting with the creation of a new Undergraduate Lounge in Hamilton 551, a community space for majors, minors, and other students along with group activities by Phi … Read more