History

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 them for the recognition of their work as teachers and […]

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 Hamilton was one such student.   Read about Marquan’s experience in […]

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.