Stories From 2016

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Selected to Participate in Scholar’s Workshop

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OI) promotes scholars and their scholarship via publications, conferences, and fellowships. This July, Assistant Professor Megan Cherry was chosen as a participant in OI's second annual Scholars Workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sep 12, 2016

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues

A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”

Sep 8, 2016  |  Technician

15 Years Later: Professors Remember 9/11

As the 15-year anniversary approaches, History Department professors reflect on 9/11 for NC State's student newspaper, Technician.

Aug 26, 2016

Alumna, Amy Vidunas, Gives Back to the History Department

Graduate students often find it difficult making ends meet especially if they are going to school full time. Alumna, Amy Vidunas, '07, wants to make it a little bit easier.

Aug 22, 2016

Reflections on American Society for Environmental History’s First Internship

Recently graduated Public History Masters student, Rachel Jacobson, shares her reflections on the internship she just completed with the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH). Due to the unique nature of the project, and the various locations of those involved, she was able to do her work in spurts throughout the year.

Aug 11, 2016

Putting History to Work – Bringing the Field School Model to Crooked Tree, Belize

Public History professor, Alicia McGill, has been very busy this summer. After receiving an NCSU Facutly Research and Professional Development grant to pilot the first NC State international public history student research practicum, McGill and Public History students, Hannah Scruggs and Lisa Withers, set off to Belize to collect ethnographic and archival data in the village of Crooked Tree - a community rich in history and vibrant cultural heritage.

Jul 13, 2016

Assistant Professor Dan Bolger on NC Bookwatch

Watch Assistant Professor Dan Bolger discuss his latest book, Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars on NC Bookwatch.

Jul 13, 2016  |  Indy Week

A Citizen’s History of HB 2, in Progress

With her project, “NC HB2: A Citizens’ History,” NC State history professor Tammy Gordon wants to transcend what she sees as the limitations of social media to historians, as well as to those who want to share their experiences without being vilified in the comments section.

Jul 11, 2016

Partnering to Preserve North Carolina’s African American Heritage

Graduate students in Dr. Alicia McGill’s Cultural Resource Management (CRM) graduate seminar recently partnered with the NC Historic Preservation Office on a project in which they researched, collected and documented invaluable archival, bibliographic, and observational information, as well as oral histories about African American cultural heritage and historic preservation issues in multiple North Carolina communities.

Jul 6, 2016

Professor Robins Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Associate Teaching Professor Nicholas Robins was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the National University of Huancavelica in Peru on June 30 in recognition of his relevant and exceptional academic and professional trajectory.