History Grads Admitted to Premier Ph.D. Programs
Many Ph.D. programs are discovering what the NC State History Department already knows: NC State history graduates rank among the best prepared for studies at the doctoral level. Our graduates have continued on to excellent Ph.D. programs across the country, from Stanford to Columbia.
Undergrad Combines Majors, Presents Research across U.S.
Tori Williams has been busy this spring. Already consumed by her duties as a University Scholar, tutor and double-major in history and biological sciences, Williams added multiple presentations at conferences across the nation to her hectic schedule in April.
Rethinking Museum Accessibility
Public History grad student Jeanette Shaffer's plan to develop an audio guide script for visually impaired visitors to the Museum of Durham History leads to the creation of a museum task force with the goal of improving accessibility for audiences with different disabilities. Jeanette presented on her research and engagement with the museum at the Georgia State's Graduate Student History Conference in March.
Conserving Conservation’s Story
Public History M.A. student Rachel Jacobson participated in a roundtable discussion on environmental history archives at the annual American Society for Environmental History Conference held this past March.
Graduate Student Research in New York
History graduate student Eric Medlin traveled to New York City to conduct research for his M.A. thesis.
History M.A. Student Presents at Graduate Conference
History M.A. student Eric Medlin presented his paper "Europe and the American Postwar Historian" at the Georgia State History Graduate Student Conference.
Presenting Research at the Southern Humanities Council Conference
History MA student Patrick Creghan presented his paper "Class and Conflict: Confederate Conscription Acts in Piedmont North Carolina" at the Southern Humanities Council in January, 2016.
History Celebrates Spring Fest 2016
History Department faculty and students came out to celebrate the College of Humanities and Social Sciences annual spring festival, a day on which the college highlights its departments on campus.
Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and The Cold War
Historian Nancy Mitchell studies the intersection between American domestic politics and foreign affairs. Her new book Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War (Stanford University Press with The Wilson Center, Cold War International Series, 2016) offers a reevaluation of one president’s contested legacy through an examination of the Carter administration’s policies toward two Cold War hot spots in Africa: Rhodesia and the Horn of Africa.
Graduate Students Win Museum Awards
Graduate students Abby Jones and Megan Cullen were honored last week for their volunteer work at the City of Raleigh Museum.