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The Cutting Room Floor: Episode 1—Transcontinental Golf

May 14, 2021

The Digital History Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents The Cutting Room Floor – incredibly true stories from the past unearthed by historians, told by historians. Each episode features a guest historian who tells a fascinating … Continued

The Lens Ep. 9: Violence, Memory, and the October Crisis

December 1, 2020

In the Season 2 premiere, Ph.D. Candidate Sarah Miles talks with Gabe and Craig about the documentary film Les Rose and Quebec’s October Crisis of 1970.  Released on the 50th anniversary of the crisis, in which the capture of a British diplomat … Continued

The Lens, Ep. 8: Race, Golf, and Bagger Vance

April 8, 2020

In this episode, Emma and Garrett talk to Craig Gill about the depiction of African American golf caddies in the 2000 film The Legend of Bagger Vance and the history of golf in the United States. Additional readings: Pinehurst Sportscope Short Documentary … Continued

The Lens, Ep. 6: 1917 and ‘Realistic’ War Movies

February 9, 2020

In this episode, Gabe and Emma chat with Dr. Wayne Lee (Professor of History and Adjunct Professor for the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense) about the film 1917, which was nominated for 11 Oscars and won awards for Cinematography, … Continued

The Lens, Ep. 5: Gender and Little Women

February 9, 2020

In the first episode of 2020, Gabe and Garrett welcome their new colleague Emma Rothberg, who is a PhD Candidate in history at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as a co-director of the Digital History Lab. Emma discusses representations of gender … Continued

The Lens, Ep. 4: Geography and Modernity in Game of Thrones

December 4, 2019

In 2019’s final episode of The Lens, UNC-Chapel Hill PhD Candidate Daniel Morgan joins co-hosts Gabe Moss and Garrett Wright again–this time to talk about the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Tune in to … Continued

The Lens, Ep. 3: Simulating Holy War in Crusader Kings

November 20, 2019

In this episode, UNC-Chapel Hill PhD Candidate Daniel Morgan talks about simulations of the medieval past in the popular video game Crusader Kings II. Stay tuned for our next episode, which will feature another conversation with Daniel about Game of Thrones. Additional … Continued