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 1, 2018

History at the Nature Research Center

Associate Professor, Matthew Booker gives a North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Lunchtime Discovery lecture on Rise and Fall of Industrial Oysters.

Jan 31, 2018

Professor S. Thomas Parker honored with “Festschrift”

S. Thomas Parker was honored in November with publication of a Festschrift (German for “Celebratory Writings”), a collection of papers written by his former students and colleagues: The Socio-economic History and Material Culture of the Roman and Byzantine Near East: Essays in Honor of S. Thomas Parker (Gorgias Press).

Jan 22, 2018

Exposing the Past to Begin our Future

Grace Parker, an NC State undergraduate Senior, double majoring in history and French with a minor in Chinese recounts her experiences at the American Historical Association conference in Washington, D.C where she presented her poster this past weekend.

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.