Skip to main content
Department of History Home

Department of History News

Public History PhD Student James Wils Wins Award

 | 

James “Jimmy” Wils, first-year doctoral student in public history, received the District VIII Award from the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America for his dissertation research on the commemorative landscape of the early American republic. At a brief ceremony at the Joel Lane House in Raleigh on March 4th 2015, Jimmy¬†and his advisor Dr. Craig Friend met with Barbara Lawther, chair of the Patriotic Service Committee for the NC Society, and Betsy King, NC president of the NSCDA during which he received an award certificate and a check. Jimmy¬†plans to use the award to help fund dissertation research trips.

Barbara Lawther presents award certificate to first year doctoral student, Jimmy Wils

Barbara Lawther presents award certificate to first year doctoral student, Jimmy Wils

Jimmy stands in front of Joel Lane House and Museum with Barbara Lawther (left) and Betsy King (right) for award ceremony

Jimmy stands in front of Joel Lane House and Museum with Barbara Lawther (left) and Betsy King (right) for award ceremony

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.