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2015 NC State Graduate Student History Conference

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Graduate students from across the United States joined NC State University to present research at the 11th Annual Graduate Student History Conference on March 28, 2015.

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association and the History Department at NC State, this year’s conference featured fourteen panels on diverse fields in history, including the Cold War, the American South, Collegiate Sports, Art & Identity, two panels on Ancient History, and many more. Graduate Students from as far away as Hawaii joined nine of our own in presenting. Notable faculty from NC State and the Triangle area provided comments for the panelists.

See the entire 2015 Conference Program

In a special In Memoriam panel, NC State graduate students and alumni celebrated the lives of two faculty members who recently and unexpectedly passed away this spring. History Department Chair and Professor Jonathan Ocko died on January 22, 2015 and Professor Walter Jackson died on February 20, 2015. Professor David Gilmartin moderated this moving panel, in which current and former students reflected on the passion, leadership, and generosity of our beloved faculty members.

Read panelists’ memories of Professors Ocko and Jackson

A funeral for Dr. Jackson was held on March 7, 2015 at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. A memorial service is planned for Dr. Ocko on April 12, 2015, 11:00 AM at SAS Hall, NC State University Campus. Directions to SAS Hall.

Notable papers given at the conference will be published in the NC State Graduate Journal of History, now in its third year.

The History Graduate Student Association would like to give a special thanks to the University Graduate Student Association for supporting the History Graduate Student Conference with a block grant, and to the Sociology Graduate Student Association for co-endorsing the grant application.

2015 History Graduate Student Association & Conference Organizers

Sarah Wenner, Co-President for History
Samantha Vandermeade, Co-President for Public History
Susan Rodriguez, USGA Representative
Andrew Benton, UGSA Representative
CJ Rice, HGSA Representative
Rachel Jacobson, HGSA Rep, Alumni Relations
Steffi King, Prospective Student Ambassador
Jimmy Wils, Prospective Student Ambassador
Megan Cullen, Conference Ambassador
Ashley Jones, Conference Ambassador

Visit ncstatehistorygrad on Instagram and view pictures from the conference

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