James “Jimmy” Wils, first-year doctoral student in public history, received the District VIII Award from the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America for his dissertation research on the commemorative landscape of the early American republic. At a brief ceremony at the Joel Lane House in Raleigh on March 4th 2015, Jimmy and his advisor Dr. Craig Friend met with Barbara Lawther, chair of the Patriotic Service Committee for the NC Society, and Betsy King, NC president of the NSCDA during which he received an award certificate and a check. Jimmy plans to use the award to help fund dissertation research trips.
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NC State Students Excavate Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus
In May and June of 2018, a group of 15 NC State undergraduates traveled to the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean to take part in an archaeological field school. Directed by NC State faculty Dr. Kathryn Grossman (Sociology and Anthropology) and Dr. Tate Paulette (History), this new study abroad program provides students with in-depth, hands-on training in archaeological field methods within the context of the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project (MVAP).
Interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs
An interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs on her talk at NC State “Creating Illusions: Arabs in America’s Fairs, 1876-1896,” which discussed the role of Syrian performers, merchants, and travelers at world’s fairs in the late nineteenth-century.