History

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 […]

Oct 6, 2017

Dr. Craig Friend to give pre-Halloween lecture at Joel Lane Museum House

On Sunday, October 15 at 2PM, Professor Craig Friend will present his lecture "Things that Went Bump in the Night in Early America" at the Joel Lane Museum House. Just in time for Halloween, Friend will explore supernatural encounters in the early American republic and speculate on what they tell us about the era and its inhabitants.

Sep 19, 2017

Dr. Noah Strote Named 2017 Sherman Emerging Scholar

We are proud to announce Associate Professor Noah Strote was selected as the 2017 Sherman Emerging Scholar. He will present his lecture, "Uprooting Fascism: Germany and Western Democracy Since Hitler" at UNC Wilmington Warwick Center on Oct 11 at 7:30PM.

Sep 14, 2017

Alumnus Eric Medlin ’17, Pens Op-Ed Piece for News & Observer

We are proud to announce that History MA alum Eric Medlin '17 recently published an op-ed piece for the Raleigh News & Observer. He was inspired to write the piece after reading numerous reports surrounding the debate over Confederate monuments, many of which he thought lacked a proper historical framework.  

Sep 8, 2017

Historians for a Better Future Offers “Free History Lessons” at State Capitol

History graduate students, alumni, and professors working with Historians for a Better Future (HBF), a group that works to address contemporary problems by drawing on historical knowledge, met at the Women of the Confederacy monument an the Capitol Building in Raleigh to host the event "Free History Lessons."

Sep 1, 2017 | WUNC

Professor Blair Kelly on WUNC’s The State of Things

In the gospel musical "Crowns" which opened at Raleigh's Little Theater August 25th, every hat tells a story. On Frank Stasio's "The State of Things," Professor Blair Kelley joined "Crowns" director and cast members to provide context on the significance of women’s head coverings in African-American history.