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.
How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience" unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.
Digital Exhibit Maps Life, Work of Charleston’s Septima P. Clark
A new digital history exhibit maps the life and work of Septima P. Clark, an American educator, civil rights activist and community organizer.
Join Us for A Homecoming Porch Party
Register now to attend our Homecoming Porch Party! This year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is teaming up with the Poole College of Management, College of Sciences, College of Education, College of Design, College of Natural Resources and the Vice Provost and Director of NCSU Libraries to host the Porch Party on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues
A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”
Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do
Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff […]
Website Creates Digital Archive for HB2 Experiences
Citizens can share and document their experiences with North Carolina’s House Bill 2 through a new digital archive created by a North Carolina State University historian. The website, NC HB2: A Citizens’ History, allows users to submit stories, videos, images and documents related to the bill and sort through materials submitted by others.
Professor Bassett speaks on his book in India
Over spring break, Associate Professor Ross Bassett gave a series of talks in India on his book, The Technological Indian. The book describes how a group of Indians, starting in the late 19th century and continuing after India’s independence, looked to MIT as a vehicle for India’s technological development.
David Zonderman Named to Lead Department of History at NC State
Professor of History David A. Zonderman has been named head of the Department of History at NC State, effective immediately. Zonderman has been acting head since the untimely death of former head Jonathan Ocko in January 2015; he served as associate head from 2004 - 2015. Among his leadership roles within the college and across NC State, Zonderman was chair of the university’s faculty from 2013 – 2015 and served on the university’s budget restructuring task force from 2012 - 2015.
History Weekend 2016: Rethinking the Roots of Modern China
Join us for NC State's annual History Weekend on Saturday, March 19, 2016. This year's theme honors the late Jonathan Ocko and features two leading scholars of Chinese history.