History M.A.

Nov 30, 2015

NCSU Graduate Students and Faculty Shine at recent ASOR Conference

Several graduate students and faculty from the NCSU history department presented papers on their research at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Atlanta in November. ASOR, founded in 1900, is the oldest and largest academic organization devoted to the study of the ancient Near East and adjacent lands. More than 900 faculty and students [...]

Oct 20, 2015

Melanie Burkett – Thesis Distinction

Melanie Burkett was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Australian Legend, Australian Lives: The Interplay Between Representations of Early Nineteenth-Century New South Wales and the Experiences of Free Immigrants.” Her thesis examines the lives of British migrants to Australia in the […]

Aug 10, 2015

Graduate History Alumna Reconnects with NC State and Aids USDA Outreach Initiatives

Stacy Roberts graduated from NC State with the History M.A. degree in May 2014. She worked with Professor Matthew Booker on her thesis entitled How We Have Forgotten: Chemical Strawberries and Their Archived Alternatives in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. After […]

Jul 30, 2015

Ashley Jones – Thesis Distinction

Ashley Jones was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Motivation, Mechanics and Magnitude: A Study of Glass Recycling in the Roman Empire.” Ashley’s advisor, Dr. S. Thomas Parker, described her thesis as a “ground-breaking study,” which concludes that the ubiquity of glass […]

Jul 24, 2015

Graduate Student Research in South Africa

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

Jun 26, 2015

History M.A. Alumna Wins Research Award

History M.A. Alumna Stacy Roberts (’14) was awarded the 2015 Emil G. Scholz Prize for her paper “The Private Commons: Oyster Planting in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut” at University of California-Davis, where she is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of […]

Jun 4, 2015

Kelsey Zavelo – Thesis Distinction

Kelsey Zavelo was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “In Transition: The United States and South Africa, 1976-1977.” Using archival material from the United States and South Africa, Kelsey’s thesis challenges the prevailing account of the Carter administration’s policy toward apartheid South […]

May 17, 2015

Sarah Wenner – Thesis Distinction

Sarah Wenner was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Petra’s Hinterland from the Nabataean through Early Byzantine Periods (ca. 63 BC-AD 500),” Using ceramic data collected by the Udhruh Archaeological Project, other regional surveys, and documentary evidence, Sarah’s thesis addresses changes […]

May 11, 2015

Congratulations History and Public History Grads of 2015

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2015! Below are the newest NC State recipients of Master of Arts degrees in Public History and History. See the full May 2015 Graduation Ceremony View graduation photo album Public History Amanda Benter Mandy interned […]

Apr 28, 2015

Jesica Jayd Lewis – Thesis Distinction

Jesica Jayd Lewis was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “The Warrior’s Banquet: Syssitia in Ancient Crete.” Using epigraphic and archaeological evidence to analyze literary portrayals of pre-Roman Crete, and using the Cretan common-meal institution of syssitia as a case study, Jayd’s […]