Rethinking Museum Accessibility
Public History grad student Jeanette Shaffer's plan to develop an audio guide script for visually impaired visitors to the Museum of Durham History leads to the creation of a museum task force with the goal of improving accessibility for audiences with different disabilities. Jeanette presented on her research and engagement with the museum at the Georgia State's Graduate Student History Conference in March.
Graduate Student Research in New York
History graduate student Eric Medlin traveled to New York City to conduct research for his M.A. thesis.
History M.A. Student Presents at Graduate Conference
History M.A. student Eric Medlin presented his paper "Europe and the American Postwar Historian" at the Georgia State History Graduate Student Conference.
Presenting Research at the Southern Humanities Council Conference
History MA student Patrick Creghan presented his paper "Class and Conflict: Confederate Conscription Acts in Piedmont North Carolina" at the Southern Humanities Council in January, 2016.
Public History Graduate Students Attend the 2016 NCPH Annual Conference
In March, several graduate students in the Public History Program attended the 2016 Annual Meeting for the National Council on Public History in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of the conference was “Challenging the Exclusive Past.” The conference’s sessions, panels, and workshops all revolved around discussions of what public historians can to do to expand and challenge local, state, national, and global narratives.
The Allure of the Archives
Conducting research is a rite-of-passage for many academic disciplines—this is especially true of history. My name is Jordan Karlis, and I am first-year graduate student in the History M.A. program at North Carolina State University. Over the winter break, I embarked […]
Grad Students win scholarships to attend state public history conference
Nine graduate students from North Carolina State University attended the North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on November 20, 2015. Sylvia Bailey, Katherine Bowers, Troy Burton, Nicole Coscolluela, Abigail Jones, Claire […]
Graduate Student Research in South Africa
Graduate student travels to South Africa for research and cultural immersion.
Public History Internship – Samantha Smith
Historic preservation requires having the right tools for the trade. Samantha Smith, a recent graduate of the MA Public History program, started her internship at Preservation Durham in July 2014 with an extensive toolkit. Transcription, interviewing, researching, Microsoft Excel, HPOWEB […]
Public History Internship – Rebecca Lowe
Sometimes the “hands on” internship experience means physically handling anatomically abnormal specimens and medically mysterious models — at least it does when you intern at the Mütter Museum, a renowned medical history museum in Philadelphia. And that’s exactly what Public History graduate […]