Stories From 2019

Apr 4, 2019

Public History PhD Student, JoCora Moore, awarded Fellowship

JoCora Moore, a 1st year Public History PhD student, has received the Robert Frederick Smith Internship and Fellowship for the Digitization and Curation of African American History through the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Apr 3, 2019

Dr. David Ambaras – a New Book and a European Lecture Series

Professor David Ambaras traveled to Europe to give a series of invited lectures on his recently published book, "Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire."

Feb 22, 2019

Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part Two)

Black History Month: The history of Sandy Ground, the first free-black community of the United States, and the impact the community had on the oyster industry in the 19th century.

Feb 18, 2019

Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part One)

Black History Month Feature: The history of Thomas Downing's legacy regarding the oyster industry in 19th century New York.

Feb 1, 2019

Public History PhD candidate, Sylvia Bailey, awarded Humanities Without Walls Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Public History PhD student, Sylvia Bailey, was awarded the Humanities Without Walls Fellowship. Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of humanities center and institutes at 15 major research universities.

Jan 16, 2019

Derrick Kay, ’18, Named UNC McNair Scholars Assistant Director

Graduate History Alumnus, Derrick Kay, ’18, has recently been named the Assistant Director for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program within the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jan 16, 2019

Public History PhD student, Lisa Withers, works to preserve Green Book spaces

The History Department is proud to announce that Public History PhD student, Lisa Withers, was featured on Fox News for the work she is doing to preserve Green Book safe spaces in North Carolina.