Meredith McCoy has received a 2017 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Her dissertation uses Critical Race Theory and oral history interviews to document the ways in which tribal governments, state education departments, and federal agencies are addressing recent shifts in federal … Continued
On February 25, 2017, twenty students from American Studies Professor Bobby Allen’s undergraduate and graduate digital humanities courses conducted a history harvest in the Warner Room of the Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Led by Melissa Dollman and Elijah Gaddis, … Continued
On February 6, 2017, UNC American Studies alumna Katy Clune (MA, Folklore, 2015) opened “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, NC” in Morganton’s downtown City Hall. The exhibit is based on her MA thesis research and was organized … Continued
Jaycie Vos, Folklore MA student, along with colleagues Maria Silvia Ramirez, Laura Villa-Torres, and Hannah E. Gill, from the Latino Migration Project at UNC-Chapel Hill published a piece highlighting oral histories from New Roots/Nuevas Raíces in the recent winter issue … Continued
Congratulations to AMST Student, Elijah Gaddis, who received the GEAB Impact Award for his work on digital community history projects “Digital Loray,” and “Locating Lynching.” Read more here.
The Community Histories Workshop, recently founded within the Digital Innovation Lab by Bobby Allen, Seth Kotch, and Elijah Gaddis, received a $30,000 grant from Capitol Broadcasting Corporation this summer to explore how community-based memories and stories, multi-media archival materials, architectural space, … Continued
Charlotte Fryar, a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies has published a longform piece for Talking Points Memo about North Carolina’s crucial role as a swing state in 2016, which specifically focuses on Frank Porter Graham, a former president of UNC … Continued
Congrats to Professor Dan Cobb, whose “Native Peoples of North America” Great Courses, developed in partnership with the Teaching Company and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, released this month! http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/native-peoples-of-north-america.html
AMST student, Melissa Dollman was elected to Association of Moving Image Archivists Board of Directors.
Jaycie Vos will present at the roundtable panel “New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Building a Digital Bilingual Archive of Latino Oral Histories” at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting on October 14, 2016 in Long Beach, California. New Roots is a research … Continued