October 13, 2021

UPDATE: An anonymous donor has generously come forward, and if we can get 10 donors to give it will unlock a gift of $500 to the Mixon-Ramsey Black Lives Matter Scholarship! 


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   May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Erika for winning another book prize, the Western Association of Women Historians Barbara "Penny" Kanner Award. This award is for a monograph, article, book chapter or electronic media that illustrates the use of a specific set of primary sources. 

By Carmen Soliz
   May 5, 2021

Fields of Revolution examines the second largest case of peasant land redistribution in Latin America and agrarian reform—arguably the most important policy to arise out of Bolivia’s 1952 revolution. Competing understandings of agrarian reform shaped ideas of property, productivity, welfare, and justice. Peasants embraced the nationalist slogan of “land for those who work it” and rehabilitated national union structures. Indigenous communities proclaimed instead “land to its original owners” and sought to link the ruling party discourse on nationalism with their own long-standing demands...

   April 16, 2021

This summer, students in our public history program will be gaining valuable experience while also applying the skills and knowledge of the classroom in a real-world environment.  Two students, Kaila Dollard and Sylvia Marshall, will hold highly sought after internships with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Two more students will be making their mark with local organizations – Sydney Johnson at the Charlotte Museum of History, and Kayla Schultz for the Charlotte Pride History Project.




Internships are a valuable way for students to gain...

A book by Karen L. Cox
   April 14, 2021
When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century--but they've never been as intense as they are today.
A book edited by John Deak, Heather R. Perry and Emre Sencer
   August 28, 2020

This volume brings together the work of researchers in North America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Turkey, who are generating important, archivally based scholarship in their respective fields, languages, and nations of study. The larger goal of this volume is to sit in conversation with the others in this series that directly deal with Russia and its Great War and Revolution. Therefore, the volume provides an entry point for scholars who need a quick assessment of recent historiographic perspectives from the “other side of the hill.”

   June 11, 2020

Department Statement of Solidarity


     We, the faculty of the Department of History at UNC Charlotte, reacting with grief and anger at the recent killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, combined with subsequent events, feel compelled to offer the following statement to our faculty and staff, as well as to our students, friends, and the broader community. We do not habitually issue such statements in response to specific episodes of tragedy and injustice.  However, we believe that the current situation is so overwhelmingly serious that...

A book by UNC Charlotte History professor Christine Haynes
   January 28, 2020

A book by UNC Charlotte History professor Christine Haynes has been chosen the best in modern French history (post 1815) over the previous two years, receiving the inaugural Weber Book Prize from the UCLA Department of History.


The Eugen Weber Book Prize in French History is a biennial prize that is named for the eminent French historian Eugen Weber (1925-2007) and includes a cash award of $15,000. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association annual meeting in January in New York City. Haynes will receive the award formally in May when she delivers a talk at UCLA...