Department of History

Joshua Shiver

Joshua Shiver

Office Hours

  • Monday 2-3
  • Wednesday 2-3


After receiving his B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Josh received his M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington under Dr. Chris Fonvielle. His M.A. research focused on the role of personal politics in the unraveling of the first and second Fort Fisher expeditions in December and January 1865. As a Ph.D. student, Josh has continued to focus on the relational aspects of the Civil War by examining the influence and role of emotional bonds on soldier motivation, under Dr. Kenneth Noe. He also studies public history under Dr. Keith Hebert and colonial history under Dr. Kathryn Braund.

Josh has peer-reviewed publications in the United States Military History Review, North Carolina Historical Review, and the Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians. He also has expansive public history experience working with the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Georgia as well as the Encyclopedia of Alabama. 

Last Updated: January 22, 2017