Stories From 2015

Nov 3, 2015

Alumna keeps track of North Carolina’s historic documents

You might say Sarah Koonts is in charge of North Carolina’s attic. Koonts, who got her master’s in public history at NC State in 1993, is the state archivist (official title: director, N.C. Division of Archives and Records). She’s responsible for keeping track of more 100 million items that include government records, documents and maps that tell North Carolina's history.

Nov 3, 2015

Friday 11/20 Dr. Matthew Booker ‘Coffee & Viz’

Dr. Matthew Booker will discuss how historians use visualization in their research and why, sometimes, low-barrier, inexpensive exploratory visualization tools are more effective than complex visualization methods. The talk will be Friday November 20, 9:30 AM at the Hunt Library […]

Nov 3, 2015

Friday 11/13 Dr. William Kimler gives talk on ‘Superstition & Science’

Join Dr. William Kimler, along with A/V Geek’s founder Skip Elsheimer, to learn how teachers used classroom film to educate students about the power (and danger?) of science throughout the last century. The lecture will be held Friday, November 13, 6:00 PM […]

Nov 3, 2015

Thursday, 11/5 Dr. Nancy Mitchell to speak on Jimmy Carter, the Cold War & Africa

Dr. Nancy Mitchell will speak on her new book ‘Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race & the Cold War’, as part of the UNC- Chapel Hill lecture series ‘U.S. in World Affairs: the Cold War and Beyond’. The lecture will be held […]

Oct 23, 2015

NC State history graduate wins national book prize

Walter D. Ward has received the 2015 First Book Award by Phi Alpha Theta, an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history with over 350,000 members, including a chapter at NC State. The prize recognized Ward’s […]

Oct 22, 2015

Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception

NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oct 20, 2015

Melanie Burkett – Thesis Distinction

Melanie Burkett was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Australian Legend, Australian Lives: The Interplay Between Representations of Early Nineteenth-Century New South Wales and the Experiences of Free Immigrants.” Her thesis examines the lives of British migrants to Australia in the […]

Oct 20, 2015

NEW History Classes for Spring 2016

Check out the details on History courses offered for Spring 2016- Register now! HA 298-003 Art of Photography (.pdf) HI 298-001 U.S. Business History (.pdf) HI 499-001 The Making of Modern Iran (.pdf) HI 499-002 Dinomania! (.pdf)  

Oct 13, 2015

Top History Paper Examines Early Voting Rights Case

History student Micah Khater recounts the fascinating details of a Depression-era civil rights case in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Her groundbreaking work has been selected as the best undergraduate history paper in the state.

Oct 9, 2015

Dr. Matthew Booker’s suburban history class meets with NCSU Libraries Special Collections

Dr. Matthew Booker’s HI 491-002 class (Suburban Nation: Suburbs in American History) recently met with Special Collections and took a “deep dive” into some of the Landscape Architecture/Greenways collections. The course is the capstone research seminar for History majors at […]