Kelsey Zavelo

Feb 9, 2016

History M.A. Alumna Co-Authors Article for the Arcadia

History graduate alumna Stacy Roberts recently co-authored an article in Arcadia, an online, peer-reviewed journal jointly supported by the Rachel Carson Center and the European Society for Environmental History. The article, “‘Citizens of a Watershed’: The Colorado River Compact and the Exigencies of Drought,” traces […]

Feb 5, 2016

Darwin in the news – Upcoming presentations on 2/11 and 2/13

On February 11 at 9 p.m., the “eve” of Darwin’s birthday, Dr. William Kimler will be chatting about the history of scientific discovery and reception, on Tom Kearney’s radio show, 680WPTF. Listen or call in with a question. “Darwin Day” […]

Jan 25, 2016

Upcoming Lecture: Making the Cyclonic Family: Gender and Disaster in Late-Colonial Mauritius

Please join Robert Rouphail, a doctoral student in history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and alumni of NC State (MA, ’13), for his talk on the history of cyclones, imperialism, and gender in Mauritius on Tuesday, March 29 in […]

Jan 21, 2016

The Allure of the Archives

Conducting research is a rite-of-passage for many academic disciplines—this is especially true of history. My name is Jordan Karlis, and I am first-year graduate student in the History M.A. program at North Carolina State University. Over the winter break, I embarked […]

Dec 10, 2015

Champagne and Shakespeare: Bricktop and Sylvia Beach in Interwar Paris

The names “Bricktop” and “Sylvia Beach” appear sprinkled throughout histories of the expatriate experience of Paris in the 1920s and ‘30s. Bricktop’s nightclubs on the Right Bank of the Seine River, and Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach’s bookshop on the […]

Dec 7, 2015

Public History Alum Named Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The National Archives recently named Meredith Evans, who received her master's in public history at NC State in 1998, as the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Read the National Archives' Press Release

Nov 29, 2015

Grad Students win scholarships to attend state public history conference

Nine graduate students from North Carolina State University attended the North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on November 20, 2015. Sylvia Bailey, Katherine Bowers, Troy Burton, Nicole Coscolluela, Abigail Jones, Claire […]

Nov 16, 2015

Save the Date – Museum Studies Exhibit Opening 12/3/2015

SAVE THE DATE! Opening of Looking Back on Tomorrow’s Libraries With remarks by Susan Nutter, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:15pm Withers Foyer Catered Reception to Follow

Nov 6, 2015

Australian Legend, Australian Lives

Burkett, Melanie L. "Australian Legend, Australian Lives: The Interplay Between Representations of Early Nineteenth-Century New South Wales and the Experiences of Free Immigrants." (Under the Direction of Professor Brent Sirota.) The early nineteenth century saw both the onset of Great Britain’s industrial revolution and a substantial wave of emigration to Britain’s colonies. In the Australian colony of New South Wales, the population [...]

Oct 23, 2015

NC State history graduate wins national book prize

Walter D. Ward has received the 2015 First Book Award by Phi Alpha Theta, an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history with over 350,000 members, including a chapter at NC State. The prize recognized Ward’s […]