Stories From 2015

Oct 8, 2015

Graduate History Alum Reviews Book on Atlantic World

Graduate History Alum Chris Blakley (’13) wrote a review of Sherry Johnson’s 2011 book Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution for H-War, part of H-Net Humanities’ larger network. Read the review on […]

Sep 30, 2015

Alumna helps bring old Dallas to life at living history museum

There are two things in life that never go wasted and those are education and hard work. Miss Prycer seems to have perfected in both those areas. No wonder she is the executive director of such a well-known history museum. You are a huge inspiration for all of us and I wish you all the luck in your future endeavors.

Sep 29, 2015

‘Cedar in the Pines’ Exhibit Tours North Carolina

Cedars in the Pines, the first exhibit to narrate the history of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their homes since the 1880s, made its debut at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh in 2014 before touring on the […]

Sep 28, 2015

Science, Technology and Society Seminar: Prof. Mi Gyung Kim

Time: Wednesday, October 7 12:00-1:15 PM Location: 1911 Building, Room 129 History professor Mi Gyung Kim will give a talk on “Balloon Enlightenment & Machine Polity.” Drawing on Michel Foucault’s vision of the “body politic,” this talk explores the possibility […]

Sep 17, 2015

Recent History graduate wins statewide Hugh T. Lefler Award for senior honors thesis

Micah Khater, who graduated in May 2015 has won the annual Hugh T. Lefler Award for her senior honors thesis titled: “There will be Political Dirty Work: Gendered Expressions of Black Resistance in United States v. John Cashion (1936).” The […]

Sep 1, 2015

Public History Alumna Heads Dallas Heritage Village

Melissa Prycer, who received her master’s in public history in 2003, now heads the Dallas Heritage Village, a one-of-a-kind living history museum in Dallas, Texas. The highly-interactive historic site tells the story of life in north Texas between 1840 and […]

Aug 25, 2015

2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements

NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have a well-earned reputation for outstanding scholarship, research, teaching, advising and engagement. A number of faculty earned prestigious awards and other recognition in 2014-2015 from scholarly organizations, from NC State University, and from the college.

Aug 10, 2015

Graduate History Alumna Reconnects with NC State and Aids USDA Outreach Initiatives

Stacy Roberts graduated from NC State with the History M.A. degree in May 2014. She worked with Professor Matthew Booker on her thesis entitled How We Have Forgotten: Chemical Strawberries and Their Archived Alternatives in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. After […]

Aug 6, 2015

Sixteen(!) Tenure-Track Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences in Fall 2015

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 16 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from public budgeting and finance to adolescent mental health, creative writing, and strategic management. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.

Aug 6, 2015

History Department Welcomes New Post Doctoral Teaching Scholars

This fall, the History Department welcomes three new Post Doctoral Teaching Scholars: Catherine Conner (African-American/Civil Rights History) Dr. Conner is a UNC Chapel Hill Ph.D. who works on post-1963 Birmingham, Alabama, specifically how black political power and white economic power informed […]