Stories From 2012

Mar 6, 2012

Food History: Q&A with Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky is the keynote speaker at the "Food and History: From Theory to Practice" conference being held at NC State May 4 - 5. Kurlansky is the best-selling author of “Cod,” “Salt,” “The Big Oyster” and other books focused on the story (and history) of food. He is the winner of the James Beard Award for food writing and the Bon Appetit Food Writer of the Year, among other awards. We recently caught up with Kurlansky to ask him a few questions about food ... and history.

Feb 28, 2012

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese of North Carolina

Cedars in the Pines, a documentary film produced as part of NC State's Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies, premiered at the NC Museum of History on March 28. The film represents the first phase of a multifaceted project to research, document, preserve, and publicize the history of the Lebanese-American community in North Carolina from the 1890s through the present.

Feb 2, 2012

Historical Blogging

Think our ancestors didn’t blog? Think again. Although the term blogging and our electronic way of doing it are relatively new, the general concept of disseminating information is not. As part of NC State’s History Weekend on February 17 – […]

Jan 13, 2012

NC State’s First Female African-American Graduate Dies

Norma Wright Garcia, the first African-American female to earn an undergraduate degree from NC State, died Monday in a small town in Eastern North Carolina not far from the Sampson County farm where she grew up. Garcia was a public […]

Jan 4, 2012

Book Examines Middle Eastern Christianity

Akram Fouad Khater, professor and director of Middle East studies, has written a new book about the history of Middle Eastern Christianity. Embracing the Divine: Passion and Politics in the Christian Middle East (Syracuse University Press, 2011) tells the story […]