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.
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."
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.
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.
Historians for a Better Future Offers “Free History Lessons” at State Capitol
History graduate students, alumni, and professors working with Historians for a Better Future (HBF), a group that works to address contemporary problems by drawing on historical knowledge, met at the Women of the Confederacy monument an the Capitol Building in Raleigh to host the event "Free History Lessons."
Professor Craig Friend Elected President of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Craig Thompson Friend, Director of Public History and H&SS Distinguished Graduate Professor, has become the 37th President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), the foremost professional association for the study of the founding and early republican eras of United States history. Founded in 1977, the society has about nine hundred members, many of them award-winning historians and public intellectuals.
Careers in Public History Series
HGSA co-President and Public History PhD student, Katie Schinabeck talks about the History Department’s Careers in Public History Series
Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York
Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.
Digital Exhibit Maps Life, Work of Charleston’s Septima P. Clark
A new digital history exhibit maps the life and work of Septima P. Clark, an American educator, civil rights activist and community organizer.
Muppets and Other Memorabilia: Public History Alum Curates NYC Museum’s Collections
As collections manager at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, public history alumna Jannette Reichel documents an eclectic assemblage of items — from plastic Happy Meal figurines to two complete sets from the popular TV series Mad Men.