Public History

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.

Jul 6, 2020

Public History MA Alum, Andre Taylor ’20, Hired at William and Mary

Public History Alum, Andre Taylor '20, Hired as Oral Historian at The College of William & Mary

Mar 16, 2020

Public History MA Alumna, Rachel Jacobson’16 Puts Her Skills to Use at The Phillips Collection Library

Public History MA Alumna, Rachel Jacobson, ’16, found the perfect use of her archival skills in her role as Project Manager for a new program at The Phillips Collection Library and Archives. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of America’s first museum […]

Nov 13, 2019

Public History MA student, Andre Taylor launches podcast

Public History MA student, Andre Taylor, launches “Speaking Culturally” podcast.

Oct 21, 2019

ACIS West: The Importance of Community

Public History PhD student, Holly Smith recently presented a paper at the American Conference on Irish Studies (ACIS) West in Portland, Oregon.

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.