Stories From 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Alumna Karen M. Hawkins writes history of the war on poverty in Eastern North Carolina

We are proud to announce that N.C. State alumna Karen M. Hawkins (BA '05, MA '07) has written a groundbreaking new study, Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina, on the impact and successes of the antipoverty efforts in Eastern North Carolina between 1963 and 1980.

Nov 27, 2017

Professor Nancy Mitchell Pens Piece for the Post on Rise of Mugabe

Dr. Nancy Mitchell penned a piece for the Washington Post in which she discusses Robert Mugabe and the Cold War politics that empowered democracy and dictatorship.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Ole Miss

Alumnus, Justin Rogers ’09, awarded prestigious NEH Institute Residency

Justin Rogers, '09 - A shining example of how a degree in history from NC State can lead to even bigger and better things.

Nov 1, 2017  |  Archaeological Field Technician, William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research

CJ Idol (History, Religious Studies ’12)

Alumnus CJ Idol says his NC State Humanities and Social Sciences degree gave him the confidence to explore the multidisciplinary field of archaeogaming.

Oct 30, 2017

Interview: Filmakers of “An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South”

This post is an interview with NC State History MA Student Andrew Sperling and filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers. On September 19, 2017, they screened An Outrage for history students and interested visitors at NC State.

Oct 30, 2017

“Where You are From, and Where Your Blood is in the Ground”: Screening An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South.

Students viewed the documentary "An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South" as part of Dr. Booker’s HI 254 Modern American History class.

Oct 30, 2017

Walls, Borders, and Crime: Addressing Complex Problems with Simple Solutions

Early French examples can provide instruction for America's current border problems, and show how complex problems do not have simple solutions.

Oct 23, 2017

Diving into Community-Driven Public History Work

“Sometimes things work out.” That’s what many of us hear throughout our lives, especially when we enter a challenging time in our lives or encounter a seemingly impossible obstacle. As historians and other humanities professionals know well, the job market is a tough nut to crack. There is no doubt about that; the employment application process can be a frustrating and disheartening experience.

Oct 18, 2017

Driving Through Dixie

What should be done with street signs that memorialize Confederate soldiers?

Oct 11, 2017

Class Trip Explores People’s History of Civil Rights

History comes alive for students in NC State’s popular History and Memory course. Professor Katherine Mellen Charron recounts lessons learned on a recent class trip to historic sites in the ongoing struggle for African-American civil rights in North Carolina.