Discussions

Share Your Stories About the 1918 Flu Pandemic

As part of the symposium Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, a discussion website provides a place to share stories, recollections, dialogue and artifacts related to the 1918 flu pandemic. There you will find personal stories passed down to new generations.

To read first-person testimonials and participate, please visit the website at http://1918flustories.web.unc.edu/  

 

About Going Viral:

Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill

"Print News and Raise Hell: Highlights from 125 Years of the 'Daily Tar Heel'"

with Kenneth Joel Zogry

(Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture)

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Location: North Carolina Collection Gallery, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Venue: Wilson Library

5:00 p.m. Exhibition viewing, North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. Lecture, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Living History Weekend in Goldsboro

The 135th United States Colored Troop Presents:

The 1st Annual United States Colored Troops Living History Weekend

"Rather Die Free Men, Than Live To Be Slaves"

See and hear history come alive and meet the men of the 135th USCT, a regiment of Sherman's Army formed in Goldsboro, North Carolina. 

Location: Historic Downtown Goldsboro, Pop-up Museum - Paramount Theater - Encampment on Center Street

Program and symposium - Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

O Lost!  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Thomas Wolfe and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Main Lobby and Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-CH Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of the American South

The UNC-Chapel Hill 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.

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.

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