Craig Friend

Jun 5, 2019

Volunteer Efforts Recognized at HRM Awards Banquet

The History Department is proud to announce that Public History faculty member, Professor Craig Friend and Public History MA alum, Jason Norris ’17  both received awards at the recent annual volunteer banquet for the City of Raleigh’s Historic Resources and […]

Aug 2, 2018

Monuments in Early America – Graduate Student Presents Work at SHEAR 18

Public history PhD candidate and adjunct faculty member James R. Wils presented his doctoral research at the 2018 Annual Meeting for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) in Cleveland, OH.

Jul 3, 2018

Katie Schinabeck – from Academic to Activist

This interview is the first in a new series highlighting exceptional History and Public History students. Katie Schinabeck, a third-year Public History PhD student, discusses her life as a student and how she evolved from academic to activist.

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.

Aug 14, 2017

Professor Craig Friend Elected President of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

Craig Thompson Friend, Director of Public History and H&SS Distinguished Graduate Professor, has become the 37th President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), the foremost professional association for the study of the founding and early republican eras of United States history. Founded in 1977, the society has about nine hundred members, many of them award-winning historians and public intellectuals.

May 8, 2017

College Professor Brings History to Elementary School Children

History faculty regularly participate in Humanities Extension programs, often visiting public schools throughout North Carolina to talk on historical subjects. On 25 April, 2017, Professor Craig Friend visited Southwest Elementary School in Clemmons, NC. He talked to two fifth-grade classes, answering their questions about college life and talking about his current research on Lunsford Lane, a man born into slavery in Raleigh in 1803.