Department of History
Winthrop's Department of History is home to several faculty members who cover a wide range of fields and who have been honored with numerous awards. The department offers programs of study leading to the B.A. and M.A.
The Department of History is located in Bancroft Hall on the Winthrop campus.
The History Department is excited to announce that Casey Epsich is the inaugural recipient of the Jason Silverman Scholarship! We want to congratulate both Casey and Dr. Silverman for this exciting achievement!
Dr. Jason Silverman's book, Lincoln and the Immigrant,
is now available from Southern Illinois University Press! To celebrate
the release of this anticipated book, Dr. Silverman will be a keynote
speaker for an immigrant nationalization ceremony October 16, 2015 at
the Lincoln Cottage in Washington, DC. In addition, Dr. Silverman has
several other exciting events planned for his book release - please read
more about his accomplishments here.
The History Department is proud to announce that Dr. Eddie Lee received the annual South Carolina Historical Preservation Award, presented by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the S.C. Department of Archives and History, and the S.C. Governor's Office Friday, June 5, 2015. Dr. Lee earned this award for his hard work in preserving the York County Courthouse. You can read more about his work here.
Above, Lt. Governor Henry McMaster (left) and Mr. Michael Bedenbaugh, Executive Director of the Palmetto Trust (right) present Dr. Eddie Lee (center) the annual South Carolina Historical Preservation Award.
The History Department was proud to honor the following students for
their superb academic achievements at our annual Department Award
Ceremony April 16, 2015:
- Brierly Harris, recipient of the Ross Webb Award
- Casey Espich, recipient of the Bert Viault Award
- Cody Knight, recipient of the Glen Broach Award
- Joy Rudd, recipient of the Fred Hembree Award.
Please take a moment to read over our updated Prospectus Guidelines
for History M.A. students (pdf - 21 kb).
The History Department is proud to announce that Dr. Eddie Lee, Associate Professor of History, as the new Director of Graduate Studies for the History MA program! Dr. Lee has a long, personal history with Winthrop; his mother received her undergraduate degree from Winthrop and he received his Master's degree from the university, as well. Dr. Lee is locally renowned for his knowledge of Winthrop's history and he subsequently was selected to be the Convocation speaker for Winthrop's 125th academic year. Dr. Lee's immense professional experience, which includes authorship or co-authorship of 15 books, service as a commissioner for the South Carolina Archives, and service on the Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places, enables him to advise graduate students on the specific steps that they need to take in order to pursue their individual interest among the multitude of career opportunities that are possible with a History graduate degree. Dr. Lee has also served as the mayor of the City of York for the last thirteen years and he also chairs the Catawba Regional Council of Governments. If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Lee about Winthrop University's Graduate Program in History, please contact him via e-mail.
The History Department's Dr. Jason Silverman Scholarship is designated for any current or upcoming history major at Winthrop University and is a wonderful opportunity to honor Dr. Silverman's dedication to Winthrop and its students while also supporting current students in their educational pursuits. Please click here to contribute to this scholarship initiative.
Please check the history department's News and Events page for details about exciting opportunities, including cultural events sponsored by the History Department, and departmental news.
Are you a current student or alumni of the History Department and want to share your achievements? We would love to hear from you! Please send us your news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!