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Researching Religion in Russia

June 3, 2022

Luke Jeske is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Russian history. He received the 2021 Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. In January of this year, he left for a year-long research trip in … Continued

Russia and Ukraine

June 3, 2022

Donald J. Raleigh is the Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. He taught the history of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe at UNC-Chapel Hill for thirty-two years and advised twenty-six graduate students before his … Continued

UNC Supports Ukraine

June 3, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Eastern Ukraine and catalyzed a war. Individuals and communities internationally mobilized to support Ukraine and its people in any way they could, including at UNC. For the academics and educators at UNC who specialize … Continued

Fulbright-Hays Recipients Return to Research in Africa

June 3, 2022

After navigating almost three years of a global pandemic, two graduate students of the History Department, Laura Cox and Abby Warchol, received the Fulbright-Hays fellowship and are finally able to resume their research in Africa. Both scholars recognized the reception … Continued

New Initiative Offers a Fresh Perspective

June 3, 2022

For Prof. William Sturkey, historical education can never be a top-down affair. Central to the mission of a public university is the responsibility to give students the tools to think critically about their surroundings and to reach their own conclusions. … Continued

Celebrating Louise McReynolds

June 3, 2022

On Friday, May 6th, members of the History Department and colleagues across campus gathered in the lounge of Graham Memorial Hall to celebrate the career of Louise McReynolds, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of History. McReynolds has established a reputation … Continued