Our department offers students a range of courses that explore history from the ancient world to the present day, and in a variety of geographical settings ranging from the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as global history. Our programs of study develop the crucial analytical and communications skills needed for success in a wide range of careers.
2017 Annual Bill Brown Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Incarceration across the Americas:
Transnational Perspectives on the
Prison Industrial Complex and Globalization
February 10-11, 2017
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Center City
Contemporary studies of the prison industrial complex often note the impact of
globalization on developing trends in carceral policy,... 2017 Annual Bill Brown Conference University of North Carolina at Charlotte Read more >>
A recently published work by history professor Gregory Mixon analyzes one state’s process of freedom, citizenship and the incorporation of African Americans within the political and economic structure of the United States after the Civil War.
“Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905” explores the history of Georgia’s black militia and how both independent militias and state-... Political structure of militias in 19th century Georgia subject of Mixon’s work Read more >>
The UNC-Charlotte Department of History is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 winners of the Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research. This prize, named for a beloved colleague who spent her life fostering undergraduate research and development, awards the students who write the best research paper in the sophomore research and writing seminar $200. The instructors of the seminar nominate... Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research Read more >>
Historian Mark Wilson studies the business and politics of the American industrial mobilization for World War II in the new book “Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II.”
Wilson spent 10 years researching the archives of companies that made weapons for the war as well as military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing Aircraft and... Historian’s work focuses on World War II and the power of mobilization Read more >>
On Thursday, December 3rd, student groups in Dr. Shapiro's Museum Studies class will present their exhibit proposal ideas for the Johnson C. Smith James Peeler Photography Exhibit. James Peeler was a prominant African American photographer in Charlotte's Biddleville area. Johnson C. Smith's collection of his photographs includes thousands of images taken over Peeler's career that capture moments... Museum Studies Class to Present Exhibit Proposal Ideas for JCSU James Peeler Exhibit Read more >>