For the Sake of Freedom: Landownership, Education, and Memory in Halifax County, North Carolina, 1900-1960
Strickland, Shantara Nicole. “For the Sake of Freedom: Landownership, Education, and Memory in Halifax County, North Carolina, 1900-1960.” (Under the direction of Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron.) This thesis explores the symbiotic relationship between landownership and education in eastern North Carolina […]
In the footsteps of Indiana Jones
History professor Tom Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Parker and his team spent the summer of 2012 on a new archaeological dig in Petra -- which happens to be the movie location for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Petra was recently voted one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
The Role of Civil Air Transportation in Foreign Relations Between the United States and Great Britain
Wofford III, Drewry Frye. “A Special Relationship in the Air: The Role of Civil Air Transportation in Foreign Relations Between the United States and Great Britain.” (Under the direction of Dr. Nancy Mitchell.) In 1977 James Earl Carter assumed the […]
World’s French Bread Expert Keynotes “Feast and Famine” Conference
The college’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is hosting "Feast and Famine," an international, interdisciplinary conference about 19th century French studies. The world’s leading authority on the history of French bread is serving as keynote speaker. Steven Kaplan has been knighted twice in France for his devotion to the baguette. Kaplan, professor of European History at Cornell University, will give a free public talk while he's here, too.
Chancellor visits CHASS
NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson recently spent an afternoon immersed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to get a closer, more personal view of life within our dynamic college. Read about his visit and see an album of photos.
Faculty moderate Read Smart book discussions
Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are moderating four out of the five book discussions in the "Read Smart" program organized by NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries this semester. All are welcome to join in these public book discussions sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University.
A Change in German-American Relations: The German Nuclear Deal with Brazil, 1977
Ham, Oliver Benjamin. “A Change in German-American Relations: The German Nuclear Deal with Brazil, 1977.” (Under the direction of Dr. Nancy Mitchell.) The German-Brazilian nuclear deal was the first of its kind. The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) planned to […]
The Scopes Trial in American Memory
Halbrook, Patrick Nason. “The Scopes Trial in American Memory.” (Under the direction of Dr. William Kimler.) The 1925 Scopes “Monkey” trial, in which high school teacher John T. Scopes was prosecuted in Dayton, Tennessee for violating the state’s Butler Act […]
CHASS Welcomes New Tenure-Track Faculty
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 18 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks. Their research interests range from forensic psychology to the religions of East Asia. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers, and teachers.
Instructing Modern Citizens: Teaching the Nation and Citizenship in English and Japanese Textbooks, 1890-1914
Piper, Maria Anya Bell. “Instructing Modern Citizens: Teaching the Nation and Citizenship in English and Japanese Textbooks, 1890-1914.” (Under the direction of Dr. David Ambaras.) This thesis uses history, geography, and citizenship/ethics textbooks to analyze how both international and domestic […]