Stories From 2017

Aug 14, 2017

Professor Craig Friend Elected President of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

Craig Thompson Friend, Director of Public History and H&SS Distinguished Graduate Professor, has become the 37th President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), the foremost professional association for the study of the founding and early republican eras of United States history. Founded in 1977, the society has about nine hundred members, many of them award-winning historians and public intellectuals.

Aug 11, 2017

Professor Tom Parker Discusses Petra on Discovery Science Series “Unearthed”

Professor Tom Parker who has done extensive research in the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan will be one of several scholars featured on the Discovery Science series "Unearthed."

Aug 1, 2017

History Master’s Student Paper to be Published in Academic Journal

We are excited to announce that HI MA student, Jay Butler's History 598 paper, "From Melleray to Gethsemani: Spreading Cistercian Spirituality in the Early Nineteenth Century," was accepted for publication in the peer reviewed academic journal Cistercian Studies Quarterly.  

Aug 1, 2017

Professor James Crisp talks Crockett Controversy on Podcast

Earlier this month, recently retired Professor James Crisp - our expert on all things Davy Crockett - spoke on Backstory - a podcast that uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past.   Listen Here to the episode entitled "Too Good to be True? Myths in American History" -- the Crockett controversy part of the program begins around the 40 minute mark.

Jul 31, 2017

Meet the New Faculty of the History Department

The History Department is excited to welcome two new faculty members Tate Paulette and Ebony Jones. 

Jul 28, 2017

The Historical Perspective – Not Just for History Students

Two NC State Science students recently made the news and we’d like to think they benefited from having a History Faculty member on their committees.   It’s not unusual for history faculty members to sit on committees for graduate students […]

Jul 28, 2017  |  Raleigh & Company

Is Dunkirk Done Right?

Prior to a screening of Dunkirk, Raleigh & Company journalist Isaac Weeks interviewed Associate Professor Matthew Booker about the Battle of Dunkirk.    

Jul 18, 2017

Reports from the Field: Public History Graduate Students Attend the Annual Meeting for the National Council on Public History (NCPH)

In April 2017, several NC State public history students attended the NCPH annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The following interview provides the perspectives of two student attendees, Katie Schinabeck and Lisa Withers. Both individuals are doctoral students in the public history program at NC State.

Jun 28, 2017

Careers in Public History Series

HGSA co-President and Public History PhD student, Katie Schinabeck talks about the History Department’s Careers in Public History Series

Jun 7, 2017

Congratulations to our May 2017 Graduates!

We are proud to announce Eric Medlin and Douglas McCallum as our newest recipients of the Master of Arts degree in History and Jeanette Shaffer, Hannah Scruggs, Jason Norris, Katherine Bowers, Nicole Coscolluela, Derek Huss, Claire Kempa, and Ethan Ley as our newest recipients of the Master of Arts degree in Public History.