Stories From 2021

Dec 20, 2021

Meet our latest Public History PhD graduate, Sarah Soleim

We are proud to announce another graduate of our Public History PhD program, Sarah Soleim! Sarah completed her dissertation under the direction of Dr. Craig Friend. Sarah’s dissertation—“‘To Make History the Living Force:’ The Professionalization of Public History, 1880-2000”—examines the […]

Dec 6, 2021

“Think and Moo” Exhibit on Display in Withers Hall

The HI 591 Museum Studies class unveils a new exhibit in Withers Hall.

Nov 16, 2021

Public History PhD Student, Matthew Champagne, Hits the Road to Discover how LGBT+ People are Represented at Historic Sites

Public History PhD Student, Matthew Champagne studies the intersection of gender and sexuality, and the representation of LGBT+ people at museums and historic sites. Last summer, he visited four such sites in the Southeast.

Sep 29, 2021

Archiving U.S. History

For Meredith Evans, archivist, historian and director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, preserving history and serving the public interest is a social responsibility.

Sep 23, 2021

In Memoriam: Tom Parker

Longtime history professor Tom Parker is fondly remembered for his scholarship and dedication to teaching and mentoring.

Sep 22, 2021

History MA student, Ashley Hunter, presents paper at HGSA 2021 Conference at Stony Brook University

Ashley Hunter is a first-year History MA student. Recently, she had the opportunity to share her research in her paper, “Fake News: Appearance vs. Reality in Ancient Greek and Roman Narrative,” at the 2021 HGSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony […]

Jul 30, 2021

Public History PhD student Melody Hunter-Pillion named 2021-22 Global Change Fellow

We are proud to announce that Public History PhD student Melody Hunter-Pillion was named a 2021-22 Global Change Fellow. Learn more about Melody's research and why it makes her uniquely qualified to be a Global Change Fellow.

Jun 15, 2021

2021 History Alum, Blake Grasso, Wins CHASS Thesis Award

Blake Grasso '21, is the latest History MA alum to win the CHASS Thesis Award

May 28, 2021

Meet our latest Public History PhD 2021 graduate, James Wils

Congratulations to our latest 2021 Public History PhD graduate, James Wils!

May 14, 2021

Meet Our Outstanding Spring 2021 Public History and History MA Graduates

Covid 19 did not stop another outstanding group of Public History and History MA students from graduating this Spring.