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Department of History

Message from the Chair

“Why study history?” We historians are often asked that question or, even worse, people just assume that a History B.A. is pretty useless. In reality, History is one of the most useful degree programs a student can undertake. read more

Professor Phyllis Jestice
Department Chair

Department News

Dr. Adam Domby Featured in the Washington Post
Posted on 21 August 2018 | 12:59 pm
Assistant Professor Adam Domby, a historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South, was recently interviewed by The Washington Post. Read it here: ‘Silent Sam’: A racist Jim Crow-era speech inspired UNC students to topple a Confederate monument on campus.
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Dr. Lisa Covert Receives Fulbright Award
Posted on 30 July 2018 | 3:20 pm
Dr. Lisa Pinley Covert received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to conduct archival research in Peru and France in 2019. This research will contribute to Dr. Covert’s comparative study, “International Visions, Local Implications: Cultural Patrimony Policies in Mexico and Peru in the 1970s.” The project seeks to provide historical context for the challenges of preserving […]
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