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.
Katie Schinabeck – from Academic to Activist
This interview is the first in a new series highlighting exceptional History and Public History students. Katie Schinabeck, a third-year Public History PhD student, discusses her life as a student and how she evolved from academic to activist.
NC State History Department Researches Newspapers and the Holocaust
How did small-town papers in North Carolina report on the Holocaust? Thanks to Tammy Gordon, an associate professor of history at NC State, and nearly 100 of her students, we have a better idea. Undergraduate students in her “Modern U.S. History” course have uploaded articles from the North Carolina Newspapers Project, an excellent resource containing many small-town and city papers in the Tarheel State.
History Students Organize to Combat Hate Speech
With only three weeks to prepare, students didn't know if they had gotten the word out in time about their Resist Hate Teach In. But as people started filing in, their worries turned from will they come to will there be enough seats.
Public Historians attend International Federation for Public History Conference in Bogota, Columbia
NCSU Public History Masters student Nicole Coscouella and faculty member Tammy Gordon recently attended the International Federation for Public History annual conference in Bogota, Colombia.
A Citizen’s History of HB 2, in Progress
With her project, “NC HB2: A Citizens’ History,” NC State history professor Tammy Gordon wants to transcend what she sees as the limitations of social media to historians, as well as to those who want to share their experiences without being vilified in the comments section.