Public History

Sep 12, 2023

Public History in Prague – A Tale of Two Students

This past summer, both undergraduate and graduate students traveled for two weeks with Public History faculty members Drs. Alicia McGill and Verena Kasper-Marienberg to Prague, Czech Republic as part of a program administered through the NC State Study Abroad Office, in […]

Sep 11, 2023

Taking Public History International with Study Abroad in Prague

This past summer, Professors Alicia McGill and Verena Kasper-Marienberg designed the curriculum for an interdisciplinary and international history program and traveled with eleven undergraduate and nine graduate students to Prague, Czech Republic. The two-week long program was administered through the […]

Jul 27, 2023

The History Department Welcomes its New Director of Public History – Dr. Nishani Frazier

Meet the History Department's new Professor of History and Director of Public History - Nishani Frazier.

Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Gwynn Thayer to Teach Oral History

Dr. Gwynn Thayer, Associate Head and Chief Curator of NC State’s Special Collections Research Center and Faculty Affiliate in the History Department, will teach HI 533: Theory and Practice of Oral History in Spring 2023.

Jul 5, 2022

Public History Alum to Enter Doctoral Program at William and Mary

In the fall of 2022, Masters of Public History graduate Andre Taylor '20, will begin the doctoral program in American Studies at the College of William and Mary.

Apr 25, 2022

Students and Faculty Celebrate Alumnus James Sorrell at History Department Reception

Reception held to thank History alumnus James Sorrell for his generous bequest to the Public History program.

Feb 14, 2022

NC State History Professor Receives Hagley Grant for Oral History of Aikido in the US

History Professor Tammy Gordon received oral history project grant to support her research project.

Jan 19, 2022

Checking in with Public History PhD Student, Melody Hunter-Pillion

Public History PhD Student, Melody Hunter-Pillion might be a Global Change Fellow, ncIMPACT correspondent, and NCPH Chair, but somehow she finds time to prep for her comprehensive exams.

Mar 15, 2021

Complicated Legacies: Race, Space, and White Supremacy in NC State History

In Spring of 2021, the HI 589: Interpretation in Historic Sites class developed a campus tour dedicated to the complicated legacies of different figures preserved in the landscape of N.C. State University.

Jul 30, 2020

Public History Students Spend Spring Break Working to Preserve a Culture That Could Soon Be Lost to Climate Change

They were brought to St Helena Island from West Africa as enslaved people to work the land and when they were finally freed, the Gullah Geechee bought the island. Now descendants of these former enslaved people, continue to live as their ancestors did – speaking the same Creole language and preserving their culture and traditions. But now their way of life is being threated by strengthening hurricanes, sea level rise and erosion caused by climate change. They risk losing their culture as the land disappears.