Graduate History Association (GHA)

The History Department at UNC Charlotte is home to an active Graduate History Association (GHA), which is open to any graduate student with an interest in history. Becoming a member of the Graduate History Association provides you with ample opportunities to get to know history faculty in a less formal setting, meet fellow graduate students, and advance your academic career.

The main project of the GHA is hosting the annual Graduate History Forum, which takes place each spring. The forum provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to present original research in a professional academic setting, and it also features major talks by a visiting historian and a member of our faculty.

General meetings are held throughout the year at which GHA activities, degree requirements, thesis preparation, Ph.D. programs, career opportunities, and other related subjects are discussed. For more information about becoming a member of the GHA, please send an email to and join our group on Niner Engage -

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2021-2022 GHA Officers

President: Carter Wyatt

Vice President: Ryan Bullard

Secretary: Amy Zytka

Treasurer: W. Kevin Donaldson

Senator: Kaila Dollard

Outreach Coordinator: Alyssa Martin


NOTICE:  The 34th Annual Graduate History Forum will now be delivered virtually. Click here for more details.


34th Annual Graduate History Forum​

The Graduate History Association at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is proud to announce that our 34th Annual Graduate Association Forum will take place on January 21 & 22, 2022. The forum is an excellent occasion for student scholars to showcase their research in front of their peers, as well as experts from a variety of historical fields. We are pleased to announce award-winning educator, scholar, museum practitioner, and distinguished UNCC alumna Brenda Tindal, as our keynote speaker.  Ms. Tindal currently serves as the executive director of Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Also joining us will be Dr. Maren Ehlers, Honorable Mention for the John Whitney Hall Book Prize and professor of Japanese history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as our distinguished speaker.

The theme for this year's conference is "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Historical Narrative." As historians, we have a duty and obligation to bring historical accounts to light no matter where they happened or to whom they occurred. This forum encourages researchers to look at those places and peoples who have been marginalized in our fields and broaden our shared understanding of history by bringing their stories to life. Take this as a call to research to reconstruct a fuller picture of the past from all perspectives of the historical narrative. We look forward to hearing the fruitful results of your research as you examine new avenues in the study of the past.

34th Annual Graduate History Forum - Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.