Stories From 2015

Jul 30, 2015

Ashley Jones – Thesis Distinction

Ashley Jones was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Motivation, Mechanics and Magnitude: A Study of Glass Recycling in the Roman Empire.” Ashley’s advisor, Dr. S. Thomas Parker, described her thesis as a “ground-breaking study,” which concludes that the ubiquity of glass […]

Jul 25, 2015

A Modern View of the Medieval

Associate Professor Julie Mell, who teaches courses on medieval and Jewish history, teamed up with NCSU Libraries to give her students an immersive visualization experience they would not soon forget.

Jul 24, 2015

Grad Conference Abstract Submission

This event is ongoing. Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 2016 Grad Student History Conference. The theme is “Place.” Interested graduate students should submit a 250-word abstract at by December 11. See the conference website for more information.

Jul 24, 2015

Game Night

Time: Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM. Location: Hunt Library Gaming Lab Come enjoy a night of gaming fun with your colleagues! Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite board games, and video games will be provided. (If you haven’t […]

Jul 24, 2015

Graduate Student Research in South Africa

Graduate student travels to South Africa for research and cultural immersion.

Jul 24, 2015

HGSA General Meeting

Time: Wednesday, September 30 at 10 AM Place: Withers 358 (Dept. Office Conference Room) HGSA will hold a planning meeting Wednesday to discuss ideas for upcoming social events and the abstract selection process for next year’s conference. All graduate students […]

Jul 20, 2015

Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne’ Yet

NC State's groundbreaking work in digital humanities earned a visit from the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who surprised the university with a record-breaking gift. Congressman David Price was among the enthusiastic group in attendance.

Jun 26, 2015

History M.A. Alumna Wins Research Award

History M.A. Alumna Stacy Roberts (’14) was awarded the 2015 Emil G. Scholz Prize for her paper “The Private Commons: Oyster Planting in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut” at University of California-Davis, where she is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of […]

Jun 23, 2015

Faculty Research

Nicholas Robins, Of Love and Loathing (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015) Associate Teaching Professor Nicholas Robins specializes in colonial Andean environmental and social history as well as indigenous rebellions. His book, Of Love and Loathing: Martial Life, Strife and Intimacy in […]

Jun 12, 2015

Public History Internship – Samantha Smith

Historic preservation requires having the right tools for the trade.  Samantha Smith, a recent graduate of the MA Public History program, started her internship at Preservation Durham in July 2014 with an extensive toolkit. Transcription, interviewing, researching, Microsoft Excel, HPOWEB […]