Public History

Jul 29, 2019

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse: Turning Oral Histories into Short Films

Beyond the transcript, oral history interviews have a second life as primary sources for short films.

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 […]

Feb 1, 2019

Public History PhD candidate, Sylvia Bailey, awarded Humanities Without Walls Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Public History PhD student, Sylvia Bailey, was awarded the Humanities Without Walls Fellowship. Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of humanities center and institutes at 15 major research universities.

Nov 8, 2018

Revisiting the CCC

A new digital archive about the Civilian Conservation Corps aims to revive knowledge about the CCC’s role providing opportunities for recreation and leisure to Virginia’s common people.

Aug 23, 2018

Public History Alumna, Anna Killian, ’18, Works with Native Peoples and the NPS

At the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the 19th-century West, Anna Killian is part of ongoing efforts to include perspectives from indigenous people to form multi-vocal narratives.

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.

Aug 1, 2018  |  Humanities and Social Sciences News

Exploring Public History in Prague

With the city of Prague as their classroom, a group of NC State students experienced the power of public history. During a two-week summer course in the Czech Republic, six students visited medieval monuments, a concentration camp and nearly a dozen other sites in and around the capital city.

May 29, 2018

Bermuda, Privateers, and My Little Trip to the Big Easy

Public History PhD student, Alexander Goodrich traveled to Phi Alpha Theta’s Biennial Convention in New Orleans to present his paper, "Sons of Plunder."

Oct 11, 2017

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.

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.