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These are just some of the recent publications by undergraduates working with History faculty. Even more of our undergraduates publish in Traces, the prize-winning UNC History departmental journal. Since 2015, two UNC History majors have won the American Historical Association’s Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for for the best article published in a journal written by an undergraduate student.


Bryan Corbett, “Indigenous American and Hawaiian Olympians and their Influence in Indigenous Relations with Surrounding Nation-States,” THE INTERNATIONALIST: Undergraduate Journal of Foreign Affairs (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Volume VII Issue II (Spring 2022)

Brittany Broome, “International Human Rights Trailblazer: The Case of American Foreign Policy in 57: Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Under the Carter Administration.” The Internationalist 5 (2020): 57-64. (

Bryson Penley, “’The Great Popular Heart’ in Civil War North Carolina,” Michigan Historical Review 15 (2019).

Most Recent Issue

Lacey Hunter, “Redefining Henry Laurens,” Ezra’s Archive: Journal of the Cornell History Society 7 (2017).

Rachel Holcomb, “Quattrocento Florence’s Humanistic Ideals Portrayed Through Architecture,” Michigan Journal of History 13 (2017): 160-84.

Elyse Sulkey, “Guibert of Nogent: The Development of Rhetoric from Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism,” The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review 5 (2016).

Burt Westermeier, “Mass Pilgrimage and the Christological Context of the First Crusade,” Michigan Journal of History 10 (2013): 189-214.

John S. Runge, “Lost Trust: A Yellow Fever Patient Response,” Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 86 (2013): 571–582.