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Jul 30, 2020

Public History Students Spend Spring Break Working to Preserve a Culture That Could Soon Be Lost to Climate Change

They were brought to St Helena Island from West Africa as slaves to work the land and when they were finally freed, the Gullah Geechee bought the island. Now descendants of these former slaves, continue to live as their ancestors did – speaking the same Creole language and preserving their culture and traditions. But now their way of life is being threated by strengthening hurricanes, sea level rise and erosion caused by climate change. They risk losing their culture as the land disappears.

Jul 6, 2020

Public History MA Alum, Andre Taylor ’20, Hired at William and Mary

Public History Alum, Andre Taylor '20, Hired as Oral Historian at The College of William & Mary

Jun 12, 2020

Public History PhD Student, Melody Hunter-Pillion, Hosts Podcast – “Southern Futures”

Public History doctoral student and Associate Director of Communications & Strategy at UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, Melody Hunter-Pillion, hosts a new UNC podcast, “Southern Futures.” This six-episode series, airing once a week, brings together scholars […]

Jun 1, 2020

Public History PhD student, Lisa R. Withers, receives Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant

Public History PhD student, Lisa R. Withers receives a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant.

May 22, 2020

Khayrallah Center releases database of Arab American newspapers

The Khayrallah Center releases fully searchable database of Arab-American newspapers.

May 14, 2020

Professor David Ambaras’s Recent Book Featured on New Books Network Podcast

We are pleased to announce that New Books Network podcast features Professor David Ambaras's recent book, Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire.

May 12, 2020

Meet our Outstanding Spring 2020 MA and PhD Graduates

We would like to congratulate our History MA and Public History MA graduates as well as our first ever Public History PhD 2020 graduate. We wish them the best of luck as they go out into this strange, new world.

Mar 16, 2020

Public History MA Alumna, Rachel Jacobson’16 Puts Her Skills to Use at The Phillips Collection Library

Public History MA Alumna, Rachel Jacobson, ’16, found the perfect use of her archival skills in her role as Project Manager for a new program at The Phillips Collection Library and Archives. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of America’s first museum […]

Nov 19, 2019

Public History MA Alumna, Claire Du Laney,’18 named Outreach Archivist and Assistant Professor at UNO

Claire Du Laney, Graduate Public History Alumna '18, named Outreach Archivist and Assistant Professor for the Archives and Special Collections department at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  

Nov 13, 2019

Public History MA student, Andre Taylor launches podcast

Public History MA student, Andre Taylor, launches “Speaking Culturally” podcast.