Jan. 12, 2018
The history professor who directs UNC’s humanities program was honored Friday with the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. The GAA Board of Directors presented the award to Lloyd Kramer, faculty director of Carolina Public Humanities. The...Read More
Jan. 11, 2018
Jodi Magness and about 40 researchers and students returned last summer from a seventh season of archeological excavation inside a synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Magness, the Kenan Distinguished...Read More
Dec. 5, 2017
After nearly a decade leading UNC’s Graduate School, Steven W. Matson is stepping down as dean. Matson, a biology professor who specializes in genetics and molecular biology, will return to the biology department once a...Read More
The author and Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and comparative literature also is a pianist and vocalist with the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers. He also directed Carolina’s creative writing department from 2002 to 2008.
Simpson has written seven books, including The Great Dismal, Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals, Into the Sound Country, The Inner Islands and, most recently, The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country, a collaboration with photographer Scott Taylor just published by UNC Press.
Simpson received last year’s R. Hunt Parker Memorial Award, a lifetime achievement honor from the literary and historical association. His other honors include the 2005 North Carolina Award for Fine Arts, one of the state’s highest honors.
His work also has appeared in the Carolina Alumni Review, including a feature on the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, “This Small Hallowed Ground,” that appeared in the September/October 1999 issue, available online to GAA members.