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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

New Article by Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams
Posted on 31 October 2018 | 10:14 am
Congratulations to Dr. Steere-Williams! His article, “Edward Ballard and the Practice of Epidemiology in the 19th-Century United Kingdom,” has been published in the American Journal of Public Heath. “This article recovers the history of Victorian epidemiology through the career of British physician Edward Ballard (1820–1897). Ballard’s career provides a useful window into the practices of […]
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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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