Stories From 2015

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As another year comes to an end, take a look back at some of our favorite stories from 2015. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st Century, they are essential.

Dec 10, 2015

Champagne and Shakespeare: Bricktop and Sylvia Beach in Interwar Paris

The names “Bricktop” and “Sylvia Beach” appear sprinkled throughout histories of the expatriate experience of Paris in the 1920s and ‘30s. Bricktop’s nightclubs on the Right Bank of the Seine River, and Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach’s bookshop on the […]

Dec 7, 2015

Public History Alum Named Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The National Archives recently named Meredith Evans, who received her master's in public history at NC State in 1998, as the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Read the National Archives' Press Release

Dec 3, 2015  |  Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alumnus got hooked on clothes after sickness and career change

Griffin Keel found himself doing more running around than Forrest Gump in 2010. A senior […]

Nov 30, 2015

NCSU Graduate Students and Faculty Shine at recent ASOR Conference

Several graduate students and faculty from the NCSU history department presented papers on their research at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Atlanta in November. ASOR, founded in 1900, is the oldest and largest academic organization devoted to the study of the ancient Near East and adjacent lands. More than 900 faculty and students [...]

Nov 29, 2015

Grad Students win scholarships to attend state public history conference

Nine graduate students from North Carolina State University attended the North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on November 20, 2015. Sylvia Bailey, Katherine Bowers, Troy Burton, Nicole Coscolluela, Abigail Jones, Claire […]

Nov 16, 2015

Save the Date – Museum Studies Exhibit Opening 12/3/2015

SAVE THE DATE! Opening of Looking Back on Tomorrow’s Libraries With remarks by Susan Nutter, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:15pm Withers Foyer Catered Reception to Follow

Nov 12, 2015

Outstanding Student Builds Impressive Resume, Here and Abroad

Andriy Shymonyak is an accomplished NC State history and political science double major. The Park Scholar and University Honors Program member has earned several awards and scholarships – including being named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Through his deep exploration of Ukrainian politics, history, and how they relate to eastern and central Europe, he has also built an impressive resume as an undergraduate, both here and abroad.

Nov 10, 2015

Monday 11/16 Film Screening ‘America’s First Forest’

Join us on Monday, November 16 6:30- 8:30 pm at the Hunt Library Auditorium for a special film screening of ‘America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment’.  America’s First Forest is a one hour documentary about legendary forester […]

Nov 6, 2015

Australian Legend, Australian Lives

Burkett, Melanie L. "Australian Legend, Australian Lives: The Interplay Between Representations of Early Nineteenth-Century New South Wales and the Experiences of Free Immigrants." (Under the Direction of Professor Brent Sirota.) The early nineteenth century saw both the onset of Great Britain’s industrial revolution and a substantial wave of emigration to Britain’s colonies. In the Australian colony of New South Wales, the population [...]