Stories From 2016
History Students Organize to Combat Hate Speech
With only three weeks to prepare, students didn't know if they had gotten the word out in time about their Resist Hate Teach In. But as people started filing in, their worries turned from will they come to will there be enough seats.
History Major Sione Tu’uta Talks History, Heritage, and Football
With his proud family and friends in attendance and wearing traditional Tongan attire, History major, Sione (John) Tu'uta, graduated Friday, December 16, 2016. Just prior to graduation, Sione sat down and talked with Student Services Assistant, Norene Miller, about his love of history, football and his Tongan heritage.
Congratulations to our December 2016 History Graduates
Congratulations to the graduating class of December 2016!
Professor Nancy Mitchell reassesses Jimmy Carter and Presidential Foreign Policy on Podcast
Nancy Mitchell, Professor of History who specializes in American foreign policy, was featured on Bob Crawford and Ben Sawyer's history podcast "The Road to Now."
Professor Julie Mell and Librarian Shaun Bennett Rediscover the Vikings
Julie Mell, Associate Professor of History, and NC State Librarian and History MA alum Shaun Bennett, remotely presented their use of the visualization studio and 3D printing for teaching at University College Cork's "Rediscovering the Vikings" international conference which brought together academics, cultural heritage professionals, and museum representatives with an interest in community engagement, cultural heritage and reception studies to discuss new approaches to the Viking Age and possibilities for involving the public in the study of the period.
Klansville, USA Teach-In on December 2
On December 2, the History Graduate Student Association will host a screening of the PBS documentary, “Klansville USA” followed by a panel discussion on the history and impact of the Klan in North Carolina. with History faculty, Dr. Blair Kelley and Dr. Catherine A. Connor, and UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Communication, Dr. Michael S. Waltman
Perfect weather forecast was key to Normandy landing
Military History Professor Dan Bolger sat down with WRAL meteorologist Greg Fishel to discuss the role weather forecasting played on D-Day.
Black Arts Movement Conference
On September 11, 2016, Ph.D. Candidate Cheryl Dong presented her paper, “Black Power GIs” at the Black Arts Movement Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The paper derived from her work on her Master’s thesis in history, which looked at the involvement of African American enlisted soldiers in creating black power ideology during the Vietnam War, particularly during the formative years of 1966-1968.
Public History Master’s Student Presents at SESAH
On September 30, Jason Norris, second year Master's student in Public History, presented a poster at the Annual Meeting of SESAH (pronounced like “seesaw”), the Southeast Chapter Society of Architectural Historians at Tulane University in New Orleans. This was the first poster session for SESAH, a relatively small organization, and Norris was honored to be participating. The session was organized by Dr. Catherine Zipf, of the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society in Rhode Island. She worked tirelessly to coordinate the posters from several states, including North Carolina, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Maryland.
History Faculty and D.H. Hill Library Tech Spaces Featured on FOX’s “Earth 2050” Program
The television show “Xploration Earth 2050” recently featured Department of History faculty members, Dr. Julie Mell and Dr. Susanna Lee. In two separate episodes they show off the innovative way they use the D. H. Hill Library visualization and making technology spaces to transform the way teachers teach and students learn.