History

Oct 11, 2017

African American Public History at the Grassroots

On September 19, 2017, a group of students sat in a van parked on the side of the road in front of the Coolmore Plantation in rural Edgecombe County. They listened as Clarence Powell, a 91-year old African American World War II veteran, recounted the escape of his great-grandfather, Albert Powell, from that sprawling cotton farm during the Civil War. Making his way to Union lines, he enlisted in the Union Army and fought for his people’s freedom. But Albert Powell never saw his family again. When he returned from the war, he discovered they, too, had fled seeking freedom.

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. 

Sep 1, 2017 | WRAL.com

Take a tour of the NC Capitol’s Confederate monuments with Professor Susanna Lee

Professor Susanna Lee discusses the NC Capitol's Confederate monuments with WRAL.com.

Aug 29, 2017 | Technician

NC State’s Very Own Jimmy Carter Expert

NC State history professor, Dr. Nancy Mitchell, sat down with Technician Staff Writer, Hannah Bain to discuss American foreign policy under the Carter administration and her award-winning book "Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War."

Aug 25, 2017

Emeritus Professor Tony LaVopa Publishes New Book

We are happy to announce Emeritus Professor Tony LaVopa has just published a new book, The Labor of the Mind: Intellect and Gender in Enlightenment Cultures (Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017) that brings together intellectual history of the Enlightenment and gender studies.