The 2018 Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference – A Student’s Perspective
History MA graduate student, Jay Butler, whose primary area of study is nineteenth-century French monastic history, traveled to Michigan this Spring for the 2018 Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference.
“New Books Network” podcast features Professor Nancy Mitchell
Professor Nancy Mitchell was recently interviewed on the podcast “New Books Network” about her award-winning book, “Jimmy Carter and Africa: Race and the Cold War.” Mitchell’s book “attempts to recast the Carter administration as an active, and in some cases […]
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 Post. Brown is currently a History PhD student at Ohio […]
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.
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 them for the recognition of their work as teachers and […]
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.