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UNCG History Alumni Networking Event Oct. 24

Save the Date for the First Annual UNCG History Alumni Networking Event, Friday, October 24th!
Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1oaM4Qx
Questions, email Dr. Emily Levine: ejlevine@uncg.edu

Jennison Lecture on C-SPAN3

A lecture by UNCG history professor Watson Jennison will air on C-SPAN3's American History TV (AHTV) this Saturday, May 24, at 8 p.m. Dr. Jennison's lecture will focus on political unrest in the early American republic, with a look at local uprisings against the Federalist-led U.S. government in the 1790s. He will spotlight the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania and the formation of the Trans-Oconee Republic in western Georgia to illustrate the spread of discontent at the time.

The lecture will be available for online viewing in its entirety on Tuesday, May 27, at www.c-span.org/history.

More details are at series.c-span.org/History/Events/Lectures-in-History-Political-Unrest-in-the-Early-American-Republic/10737444262/.

Public History Students' Exhibits in Jackson Library

The work of Anne Parsons' HIS 627 class, about student activism at UNCG in the 1960s and '70s, has been featured twice in recent issues of the Library Columns newsletter:

Public History Students at Blandwood Mansion

First year MA in Museum Studies students Elyse Bennett, Tricia Runzel, and Lisa Withers have served as docents at Greensboro's Blandwood Mansion during the past year. Read more: Blandwood docents dive into history.

"German Weeks 2014: Germany in Europe"

New York University Professor of History Dr. Mary Nolan will present "Americanization, Europeanization, Globalization: Germany Since 1945" Friday, April 11, 12:00-2:00 p.m., in North Spencer Parlor.

"Historians, Digitization & the Future of Historical Research"

In association with the launch of "Textiles Teachers & Troops: Greensboro 1880-1945," this program will examine the implications of using digital resources such as this one. Panelists will include UNCG historians Lisa Tolbert and Anne Parsons of the UNCG History Department, and PhD candidate Alexandra Chassanoff of UNC Chapel Hill. Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Hodges Reading Room, 2nd floor Jackson Library. Read more here.

Mozingo Exhibit Wins Award of Excellence

2nd year MA in Museum Studies student Kimberly Mozingo's exhibit, "A Beautiful Suburb: High Point's West End," won an Award of Excellence at the North Carolina Museum Council conference. Mozingo was interviewed by WFDD, the local NPR radio station, about the High Point Museum exhibit on High Point's West End neighborhood this past fall. Read and listen here.

Shea and Ethridge Win Student Excellence Awards

Congratulations to history majors Jennifer Ethridge and Kelsey Shea who won Student Excellence Awards, UNCG's highest academic award for undergraduates!

Bolton Awarded 2013 McLemore Prize

At the recent Mississippi Historical Society annual meeting Dr. Charles Bolton accepted the 2013 McLemore Prize for his book William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography. The McLemore Prize is awarded to the best book on a subject related to Mississippi history or biography published during the previous year. Read more about the book and the prize here.

Oakley Selected as Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Eric Oakley, doctoral candidate in U.S. History, has been selected as the 2013-2014 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant from the College of Arts & Sciences. His award will be presented at the UNCG Honors Convocation in April.

Levenstein Awarded National Humanities Center Fellowship

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.

Kriger Awarded National Humanities Center Fellowship

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.

Strohmer Awarded Bernard Dissertation Fellowship for 2014

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."

Levine Talk on "Art, Money, and Ideas in Weimar Germany"

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.

Jackson Radio and Television Appearances

Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Jackson recently made appearances on radio and television.

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 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.

"Everyday Change – Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973"

An exhibition by UNCG's Public History program commemorated the 50th anniversary of our institution becoming UNCG. The exhibition, "Everyday Change – 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.

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.

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 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."

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


Katie Heidiek

Katie Heidsiek, M.A. '11

"After completing a Bachelor's degree in history from Carleton College in Minnesota, I looked for graduate programs that offered a good combination of theoretical coursework and field experience..." 

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