History

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 8, 2020  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Kristen Alff joins the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as assistant professor in the areas of history and international studies.

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 26, 2020

We Are the Wolfpack: Meet Akram Khater

The distinguished professor of history spearheads a massive effort to preserve the history and culture of Lebanese Americans.

Jun 16, 2020

What Is Juneteenth?

Susanna Lee, an associate professor of history, explains the roots of Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day.

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.

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 […]