History

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Oct 23, 2017

Diving into Community-Driven Public History Work

“Sometimes things work out.” That’s what many of us hear throughout our lives, especially when we enter a challenging time in our lives or encounter a seemingly impossible obstacle. As historians and other humanities professionals know well, the job market is a tough nut to crack. There is no doubt about that; the employment application process can be a frustrating and disheartening experience.

Oct 11, 2017

Class Trip Explores People’s History of Civil Rights

History comes alive for students in NC State’s popular History and Memory course. Professor Katherine Mellen Charron recounts lessons learned on a recent class trip to historic sites in the ongoing struggle for African-American civil rights in North Carolina.

Oct 10, 2017

Flying High after Study Abroad in Cuba

For the past several years, Teaching Associate Professor Nicholas Robins has been taking students to Cuba with the “History, Environment and Culture” study abroad program.  Last Summer, Political Science student Marquan […]