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Hugh T. Lefler Undergraduate Award -- call for submissions

The Hugh T. Lefler Undergraduate Award
This $200 award is given each academic year by the Historical Society of North Carolina for the best research paper or project on North Carolina history by an undergraduate student from an accredited senior North Carolina college or university.
Each project should be approximately 5,000-25,000 words, or the equivalent substance for a web project, and shall be judged on the basis of (a) originality of topic; (b) quality of research; (c) quality of work; and (d) overall excellence. It must focus on North Carolina history.

North Carolina Military Historical Society - Annual Symposium: North Carolina and the Great War part II

The North Carolina Military Historical Society will hold it's annual symposium in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  The venue is the main auditorium at the State Archives and Library Building at 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh.

Featured speakers include Dr. Angela Robbins, Dr. Sal Mercogliano, Dr. Janet Hudson, and Museum Curator Jackson Marshall.  Topics include North Carolina Women on the Homefront, US Navy and Marine Corps in the war, African American North Carolinians in the war, and Memories of North Carolina Dougboys.

UNC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the study of the American South

The UNC Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history, culture, or society of the American South. The award includes a salary of $50,000 and health insurance, plus a research and travel fund. The fellow will have an affiliation with UNC’s Department of American Studies. The fellowship will support outstanding junior scholars as they revise book-length manuscripts on topics related to the South.

UNC Asheville History Professor Dan Pierce to Receive WNC History Association's Outstanding Achievement Award

The Board of Trustees of The Western North Carolina Historical Association cordially invites all WNCHA members to join us in honoring Dan Pierce, UNC Asheville's NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, as our 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner. 

Dan will present a lecture on his recent book, Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). 

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