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Greetings from the Chair – Winter 2021

December 16, 2021

Dear Friends, Alumni, and Fellow Historians, Greetings from the UNC History Department! I’m writing at the end of the semester in which UNC returned to semi-normal operations and in-person instruction. We did it! Though many challenges and heartaches remain, I’m … Continued

History Graduate Students establish European History Seminar

December 16, 2021

A shared pivotal experience in every early-graduate school career, it seems, is one’s first seminar. The professors know each other, older graduate student ask insightful questions, and first and second years don’t know where to begin. It was on the … Continued

Professor Lloyd Kramer Receives Thomas Jefferson Award

December 16, 2021

This September, History Department professor Lloyd Kramer received UNC-Chapel Hill’s Thomas Jefferson Award, a yearly award recognizing faculty members who “best exemplify the ideals and objectives of Thomas Jefferson” through their scholarship and teaching. At a meeting of the Faculty … Continued

Pauli Murray’s Powerful Legacy

December 16, 2021

Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray (1910-1985) was one of the most remarkable intellectuals and human rights advocates of the 20th Century. She also had strong personal ties to North Carolina, to UNC, and to the intellectual work carried out in this … Continued

Professor Chad Bryant publishes Prague: Belonging in the Modern City

December 16, 2021

This spring, Professor Chad Bryant published his second book with Harvard University Press. Prague: Belonging in the Modern City has received favorable reviews in The Economist and the Times Literary Supplement, bringing his work to a broader public. As Bryant …

The Sallie Markham Michie Trust Legacy Continues for 2021

December 16, 2021

For the past six years, the Sallie Markham Michie Trust has awarded funding to a graduate student within the University of North Carolina’s History Department. Sallie Markham Michie established the trust before her death in 1993, and it continues to … Continued

Update from the Director of Graduate Studies

December 16, 2021

Most of our graduate students returned to campus this fall. Others who had put their research on hold were finally able to begin their travel and take up their fellowships. Because they will need extra time to complete their degrees … Continued