Graduate Funding

Apr 30, 2016

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.

Apr 29, 2016

Graduate Student Research in New York

History graduate student Eric Medlin traveled to New York City to conduct research for his M.A. thesis.

Apr 28, 2016

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.

Apr 25, 2016

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.

Apr 12, 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.

Jan 21, 2016

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 […]

Nov 29, 2015

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 […]

Jul 24, 2015

Graduate Student Research in South Africa

Graduate student travels to South Africa for research and cultural immersion.

Jun 12, 2015

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 […]

Jun 12, 2015

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 […]