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Two take on new humanities roles in the College of Arts & Sciences

July 22, 2020

Seth Kotch, associate professor of digital humanities in American Studies, has assumed the role of director of the Southern Oral History Program, and Ashley Melzer, a writer, filmmaker and longtime contributor of editorial and digital content to Southern Cultures and the Center for the Study of the American South, will lead the Humanities for the Public Good initiative.

Bookmark This

March 6, 2020

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published on the first Friday of every month. This month’s featured book is “Speaking of Feminism: Today’s Activists on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement” (UNC Press, September 2019) by Rachel F. Seidman.

An Arctic Awakening

March 6, 2019

Rachel Seidman, director of the Southern Oral History Program, discusses her experience living abroad as a Fulbright Scholar in Turku, Finland.

Saving lives through stories

September 25, 2018

The Southern Oral History Program launches a major research initiative — to collect oral histories in rural North Carolina communities that inform health care research, practice and policy.

A History Lesson for Teachers

August 7, 2018

For K-12 teachers, Carolina houses a goldmine of information like archival maps, photos, and recordings — but finding those materials can be difficult. The Southern Oral History Program and Carolina K-12 joined forces to bring educators to campus, helping them uncover resources for use in the classroom.

The South’s Time Capsule

July 17, 2018

Cherokee language resources. Dean Smith’s personal papers. A first-person account of an enslaved woman. For more than a century, UNC researchers and libraries have collected millions of southern artifacts and documents — making Carolina a hub for the study of the American South.