2022 Archie K. Davis Fellows Announced

The North Caroliniana Society offers, on a competitive basis, Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state’s past.  In evaluating proposals, the Society considers the qualifications of applicants; individual need; quantity, quality, and location of sources; length of research stay; plans for publication or other “product”; and, especially, potential of subject to advance among citizens of the state knowledge and understanding of their own history and culture.

~ June 2022

In April, the North Caroliniana Society announced this year’s recipients of the Archie K. Davis Fellowships.  The four scholars will each be awarded a $5,000 stipend.

With a fewer number of fellowships and the larger amount of each stipend, the fellowship reflects the desire of the Society and the Davis Family to make these awards more  supportive of outstanding applicants and more in line with similar awards provided by other organizations.

Since 1988 more than 400 young scholars have received Davis Fellowships.  This support has produced numerous articles, monographs, and books about North Carolina. Many of them won coveted awards and contributed to the launching of outstanding academic or independent-scholar careers for their authors.  Congratulations to each of these recipients!

The 2022 Archie K. Davis Fellows and topics are:

G. Jasper Conner

“Twice a Problem: Black Disability in the Jim Crow South”

Stuart H. Marshall

“Junaluska’s Odyssey: Eastern Cherokee Sovereignty in the Civil War Era”

Cristiana Shipma McFarland

“”Bettering” Humanity: A History of the Human Betterment League of North Carolina”

David Silkenat

“Heroes of the Klan War”