Stories From 2018

Jun 14, 2018

Interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs

An interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs on her talk at NC State “Creating Illusions: Arabs in America’s Fairs, 1876-1896,” which discussed the role of Syrian performers, merchants, and travelers at world’s fairs in the late nineteenth-century.

May 29, 2018

Bermuda, Privateers, and My Little Trip to the Big Easy

Public History PhD student, Alexander Goodrich traveled to Phi Alpha Theta’s Biennial Convention in New Orleans to present his paper, "Sons of Plunder."

May 29, 2018  |  Humanities and Social Sciences News

Student’s Art History Research Leads to Museums, Galleries Abroad

Kyle Canter's research on the German photographer Wilhelm von Gloeden has led him to museums, galleries and archives in the United States and Europe.

May 16, 2018

The 2018 Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference – A Student’s Perspective

History MA graduate student, Jay Butler, whose primary area of study is nineteenth-century French monastic history, traveled to Michigan this Spring for the 2018 Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference.

May 11, 2018

“New Books Network” podcast features Professor Nancy Mitchell

Professor Nancy Mitchell was recently interviewed on the podcast “New Books Network” about her  award-winning book, “Jimmy Carter and Africa: Race and the Cold War.” Mitchell’s book “attempts to recast the Carter administration as an active, and in some cases […]

May 3, 2018

S. Thomas Parker Named Distinguished Graduate Professor

The History Department is proud to announce that Professor S. Thomas Parker has been named a University Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor. He was among four faculty members from across the university this year to receive this award which recognizes outstanding career achievement in teaching and mentoring graduate students. Parker received the award from Chancellor Randy Woodson in a ceremony on April 23, 2018 at the Park Alumni Center.

Mar 22, 2018  |  Washington Post

Alum Aaron Brown, ’11 pens piece for the Washington Post

We are pleased to announce that History MA alum Aaron Brown, ’11, has written a piece on Trump’s proposed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Washington Post. Brown is currently a History PhD student at Ohio […]

Mar 19, 2018

Andre Taylor Named Global Change Fellow

Incoming Public History Masters student Andre Taylor has been named a Global Change Fellow for 2018-2019 by the Southeast Climate Science Center, operated by the Department of the Interior and NC State University. Taylor’s research explores West African agricultural traditions employed by contemporary Gullah farmers in South Carolina and Georgia, focusing on the effects of climate change on Gullah culture.

Mar 15, 2018

History Faculty named Faculty Scholars

We are proud to announce that Dr. Tom Parker has been named an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Dr. Matthew Booker has been named a University Faculty Scholar. Congratulations to both of them for the recognition of their work as teachers and […]

Mar 5, 2018

On “A Case for Colonialism”

A review of the controversy surrounding “The Case for Colonialism,” which appeared in the journal Third World Quarterly in September.