On Tuesday, September 20, 2017, the UNC community gathered to celebrate the life of Faith Danielle Hedgepeth and to recognize AIIS major Cheyenne Bullard as the recipient of the inaugural Faith Danielle Hedgepeth Award. A high honor, indeed!
Congratulations to American Studies doctoral candidate Meredith McCoy, who has been elected as a recipient of a “Maynard Adams Fellowship for the Public Humanities” in the 2016-17 academic year. These fellowships honor the intellectual commitments of UNC philosopher Maynard Adams … Continued
After taking Seth Koch’s Digital Humanities class last spring, Meredith became interested in Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies (DNAIS). Over the summer, she attended one of the NEH-funded DNAIS workshops where she planned her own DNAIS project. The 90%: Stories of Diaspora in … Continued
Read Rachel Garringer’s article, A Love Letter to West Virginia Two Months After the Flood, on Scalawag Magazine’s website.
This summer, UNC Folklore Program graduate student Zoe van Buren spent two months documenting Summers County, WV resident Jim Costa’s collection of 18th & 19th century farm tools and household objects. She writes about the experience in her blog post for the West Virginia … Continued
“I’ve got a lot of people that I’m carrying across that stage on my shoulders.” The Friday Center Student Stories has produced a video profile of American Studies major (BA ’16) Mary Williams. In the interview, she talks about her work outside of … Continued
On Wednesday, May 4, students in Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger’s JWST 697: The Material Life of Jewish America (Jewish Studies Capstone Seminar) opened the exhibition From T-Shirts to Tattoos: Jewish Material Culture at UNC-Chapel Hill. The student-curated exhibition is open at the Carolina … Continued
Five students earning their MA in Folklore or American Studies will present their thesis and capstone research on Monday, April 25, from 2:30 to 3:20 in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall. See flyer below.
Folklore MA student, Rachel Garringer, was invited to present as a part of the Queer in Appalachia Speaker Series sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN on April 8, … Continued