Stories From 2017

May 10, 2017 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Meet An Outstanding 2017 Public History Graduate Student

As Graduation approaches, we'd like to give special mention to Hannah Scruggs, one of our outstanding graduates, and share what's next for her after commencement.

May 9, 2017

History Department Launches Texts & Talks Series

The History Department launched its new event series “Texts and Talks – Recent Faculty Books” this semester. First speaker Professor Nancy Mitchell presented her award-winning book, "Jimmy Carter and Africa: Race and the Cold War“ (Stanford University Press) and drew students, colleagues, and public visitors alike to D.H. Hill Library on April 22.

May 8, 2017

College Professor Brings History to Elementary School Children

History faculty regularly participate in Humanities Extension programs, often visiting public schools throughout North Carolina to talk on historical subjects. On 25 April, 2017, Professor Craig Friend visited Southwest Elementary School in Clemmons, NC. He talked to two fifth-grade classes, answering their questions about college life and talking about his current research on Lunsford Lane, a man born into slavery in Raleigh in 1803.

May 5, 2017

Professor S. Thomas Parker receives Outstanding Faculty Research Award.

The History Department is pleased to announce that Professor S. Thomas Parker has received the NCSU Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Research Award. This award was given to twelve faculty members from across the university who were nominated by their respective colleges.

May 4, 2017 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York

Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.

Apr 28, 2017

Even the Ancients Appreciated Good Beer

Newly appointed Assistant Professor Tate Paulette, who specializes in Agricultural History and History of the Ancient Near East co-wrote a fascinating article on ancient beer and breweries in Mesopotamia for the blog "The Ancient Near East Today." Read it here.

Apr 5, 2017

Graduate Students present their work at NCSU’s Graduate Student Research Symposium

On March 22, 2017, NC State celebrated its graduate students' work across all disciplines at the 12th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. This year, history and public history graduate students were well-represented.

Mar 29, 2017

Upcoming Event: “The Jewish Cronenberg: A Cinema of Therapeutic Disintegration”

On Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5PM in Tompkins 123, Adam Lowenstein, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh,and currently visiting professor of film and media studies at Columbia University will present his lecture, "The Jewish Cronenberg: A Cinema of Therapeutic Disintegration.”

Mar 29, 2017

Guest Speaker Armin Langer Presents, “Let Us Not Be Divided: Coalition-Building Between Minorities in Europe”

A full classroom of students, faculty, and visitors listened on Wednesday evening, March 22, to guest speaker Armin Langer from the German University of Potsdam. Langer, a Hungarian Jew, born in Munich in 1990 to a family of Hungarian immigrants, presented the work of his interfaith group “Salaam-Schalom.” "Salaam-Schalom" promotes peaceful religious coexistence and united resistance against growing Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe.

Mar 27, 2017 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Informing Today’s Discourse on Immigration

At NC State’s Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, historian Akram Khater and other researchers use data to share the clearest, most honest histories of Arab-Americans.