The Department of History is committed to providing a first-rate learning environment for our undergraduates and our graduate students, as you can discover by looking over our courses. We're also interested in expanding contacts with a wider community of alumni, Triad historians, and others. Find out more by exploring the components of our Web site. If you have questions, feel free to call, write, or email.
Charles Bolton, Head, History Department
"Everyday Change – Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973"
An exhibition by UNCG's Public History program will help commemorate the 50th anniversary of our institution becoming UNCG. The exhibition, "Everyday Change – Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973," shares 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 will be on view Dec. 10 through Jan. 6. in the Hodges Reading Room/Special Collections, second floor of Jackson Library. The exhibition opening reception will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 3-5 p.m. To attend, please RSVP to Dr. Anne Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNCG Public History brings "GTMO" to civil rights museum
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 Guantánamo Public Memory Project. It opens December 12, 2013, at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. See more in: Campus Weekly.
New Edition of The Historian Now Online
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.
A Dissertation Defense Behind Bars
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.
Charles C. Bolton Talks about William F. Winter Biography
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.
Mozingo Exhibit Focuses on High Point Community
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: http://wfdd.org/post/rise-and-fall-beautiful-suburb
History Student Madison Sampson's Vision
Madison Sampson wants to strengthen American education and make it accessible to all. - See more at UNCG Now.
Jackson Awarded Virginia Fellowship, Comments on March on Washington
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.
Sanders Writes about Preservation Work
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.
Public History Students Win National Award
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 will travel to Ottawa, Canada to be recognized at the awards luncheon of NCPH's annual conference, held April 17-20. The students will also present about the project at a poster session and write an article about their work for the publication "Public History News."
Tolbert Receives 2013 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
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.
Alum Emmanuel Dabney in the News
National Park Service interpreter and UNCG History alum Emmanuel Dabney is the subject of this news article: From Bondage to Battlefield