Dr. Lisa Levenstein has been selected to become a Fellow at the National Humanities Center during the 2014-2015 academic year. This fellowship is quite prestigious, as less than 10 percent of those who apply are accepted.
Dr. Colleen Kriger has been selected to become a Fellow at the National Humanities Center during the 2014-2015 academic year. This fellowship is quite prestigious, as less than 10 percent of those who apply are accepted.
Therese Strohmer, a doctoral candidate in U.S. History, has been awarded the Bernard Dissertation Fellowship for 2014 by the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences. Candace Bernard, a 1967 alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences, established this fellowship to "support a deserving student as he or she pursues a graduate degree."
Dr. Emily Levine gave a public talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on her recently published book, "Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School" (Chicago, 2013). A reception and signing followed.
Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Jackson recently made appearances on radio and television.
Public History master's students at UNCG have uncovered a rich set of stories about the naval base that they are featuring in a new exhibition, The Guant√°namo Public Memory Project. It opened December 12, 2013, at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. See more in:¬†Campus Weekly, article in¬†the News and Record, and on¬†The Syllabus.
An exhibition by UNCG's Public History program commemorated the 50th anniversary of our institution becoming UNCG. The exhibition, "Everyday Change ‚Äď Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973," shared the stories of students as they experienced changes on campus related to the university becoming a coeducational institution; the Civil Rights Movement with integration, creation of a new student group, and new curriculum; and student debates about the Vietnam War. The exhibit was on view in the Hodges Reading Room/Special Collections, second floor of Jackson Library.
Get the latest news about what our faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends have done over the past year in our Fall 2013 department newsletter,¬†The Historian. The new edition can be downloaded in PDF format by¬†clicking here, or clicking the link on the left menu.
Read a blog post on the National Council on Public History website from our newest faculty member, assistant professor Anne Parsons, about her dissertation research and its public history dimensions:¬†A Dissertation Defense Behind Bars.
Professor and Department Head of History Charles C. Bolton visited University Press of Mississippi to discuss his latest book,¬†William F. Winter and the New Mississippi, A Biography, published by University Press of Mississippi. Watch the¬†video of the interview, and another video of Dr. Bolton's¬†talk at Lemuria Books¬†about the book here.
2nd year MA in History, Museum Studies student Kimberly Mozingo was interviewed by WFDD, the local NPR radio station, about her High Point Museum exhibit on High Point's West End neighborhood, "A Beautiful Suburb: High Point's West End." Read and listen here.
Madison Sampson wants to strengthen American education and make it accessible to all. - See more at¬†UNCG Now.
Associate Professor Tom Jackson has been awarded a year long-fellowship by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, to write a book about the civil rights revolution of 1963. Reflecting on the unknown history of the 1963 March on Washington, he commented on Al Jazeera America television during the August 24 commemorative march, and elaborates in a episode of¬†BackStory with the American History Guys on NPR.
History major Rachel Sanders writes about her work in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives at Jackson Library on the SCUA blog:¬†A Student's Perspective: Behind the Stacks in Manuscripts and Archives.
The National Council on Public History has announced that UNCG's second-year History/Museum Studies students have won the 2013 Graduate Student Project Award for their work on the exhibition "Past the Pipes: Stories of the Terra Cotta Community," which opened in December at the Terra Cotta Museum in Greensboro. One such award is given annually. The designation recognizes the students' work in building community partnerships, recording oral interviews, designing and facilitating public programs, gathering images and artifacts, writing exhibition text, creating media pieces and interactives, and installing the exhibition.
Students Ellen Kuhn, Shawna Prather, and Ashley Wyatt traveled to Ottawa, Canada to be recognized at the awards luncheon of NCPH's annual conference, held April 17-20, 2013. The students also presented about the project at a poster session and wrote an article about their work for the publication "Public History News."
Congratulations to Associate Professor of History Lisa Tolbert, who has been selected as the UNCG recipient of the 2013 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University's highest honor for superior teaching. She will be officially honored at the UNCG Spring graduation ceremony.
National Park Service interpreter and UNCG History alum Emmanuel Dabney is the subject of this news article:¬†From Bondage to Battlefield