Graduate History Association (GHA)

The History Department at UNC Charlotte is home to an active Graduate History Association (GHA), which is open to any graduate student with an interest in history. Becoming a member of the Graduate History Association provides you with ample opportunities to get to know history faculty in a less formal setting, meet fellow graduate students, and advance your academic career.

The main project of the GHA is hosting the annual Graduate History Forum, which takes place each spring. The forum provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to present original research in a professional academic setting, and it also features major talks by a visiting historian and a member of our faculty.

General meetings are held throughout the year at which GHA activities, degree requirements, thesis preparation, Ph.D. programs, career opportunities, and other related subjects are discussed. For more information about becoming a member of the GHA, please send an email to and join our group on Niner Engage -

For the most up-to-date information on the GHA and our events, be sure to follow us on social media or check out our Niner Engage page! If you have any questions feel free to email the GHA at or message us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. 





2021-2022 GHA Officers

President: Abby Fryman

Vice President: Carter Wyatt

Treasurer: W. Kevin Donaldson

Senator: Kaila Dollard


2022 Graduate History Forum Information:

The 2022 Graduate History Forum will be held in early 2022. As in years past, we will have a keynote speaker on a Friday, and on Saturday, student presentations will continue and our second keynote speaker will present midday. Keep an eye out for more announcements regarding the forum as soon as they are available, including a call for submissions and presenters.