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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

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

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

UNC History Department Pauses Graduate Admissions for 2020

December 10, 2020

As news emerged that a number of prominent history graduate programs across the country had suspended graduate admissions for the 2020-2021 academic year, the UNC History Department convened a virtual meeting on September 11, 2020 to discuss the future of … Continued

Update from Director of Graduate Studies, Chad Bryant

December 10, 2020

Gratitude, resilience, and pride are three words that come to my mind when considering my stint as acting Director of Graduate Studies this fall. This past semester, one of our most challenging, History graduate students collectively spent roughly 23,000 hours … Continued

Department Fosters Success in Graduate Students

June 5, 2020

Pursuing a PhD in history is a demanding, long-term commitment. Graduate students balance rigorous reading requirements with language learning, research, teaching, grading, grant applications, and personal and family commitments. Faculty support, access to financial resources, and interconnected systems of area … Continued

Update from Sarah Shields, Director of Graduate Studies

December 16, 2019

We were delighted to welcome 17 new graduate students to the History Department in August. They represent four countries (the US, the Czech Republic, Chile, and Thailand) and will be studying such wide-ranging topics as environmental history in Chile, the … Continued