Carrie Bekerman

Oct 13, 2011

Historian Explores the Consequences of Silver Mining

History lecturer Nicholas Robins, an expert on the environmental history of South America, exposes modern day consequences of silver-mining practices used by 16th century Spanish conquistadors in his guest blog series on NC State’s Abstract. In “Spanish Colonialism’s Environmental Legacy,” […]

Oct 6, 2011

NC State, UNC, Duke launch Japanese Studies Center

Three universities have launched a Triangle Center for Japanese Studies  that will support fellowships, research, seminars, travel, guest speakers, and library development. North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University will cooperate in […]

Sep 14, 2011

History Professor’s Award-Winning Book Explores Kentucky’s Frontiers

If you’ve been looking for some critically-acclaimed reading material on the darker side of Kentucky’s history, look no further than Professor Craig Thompson Friend’s award-winning book Kentucke’s Frontiers. Friend recently won the 2011 Kentucky Governor’s Award for Kentucke’s Frontiers. The […]

Mar 23, 2011

History Weekend Educates and Enlightens

The Tea Party in America. Pirates of the Atlantic. Murder in America. Each year, the Department of History sponsors History Weekend “to ignite discussion, and to invite the public into that conversation,” according to Department Head Jonathan Ocko. “We bring […]

Mar 16, 2011

The Public History of the Civil War, a Sesquicentennial Symposium

by Lauren Lopez-Ibanez, CHASS Communication Intern On April 12, 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter triggered the beginning of the American Civil War–a war that would consume our country for four long years and change it forever. As the 150th […]

Mar 15, 2011

Found in translation: student reflects on why he studies the Middle East

Evan Garris (Political Science 2011) says he was overcome with emotion recently while watching television reports of the jubilant crowds celebrating Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The Smithfield, NC, native described his reaction to his Arabic teacher in […]

Jan 4, 2011

MSNBC Taps CHASS Historian for Reaction to Mississippi Governor’s Account of Civil Rights Era

Professor of History Blair Kelley was featured recently on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann regarding Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour’s comments about the role of the segregationist Citizen’s Councils during the civil rights era. See the interview here.

Nov 10, 2010

The Triumph of Patriarchy in Kentucky’s History

In his newly-published book, Kentucke’s Frontiers (Indiana University Press, 2010), Professor of History Craig Thompson Friend explains how fear and terror transformed that region’s early promise of an egalitarian life for all into a patriarchal society that favored white men. […]

Sep 1, 2009

CHASS Student of the Month – September 2009

Tracy Turnbull, September 2009 CHASS Student of the Month