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Apply to our programs. We offer three undergraduate degrees: the History B.A., the History B.A. (Teacher Education Concentration), and the History B.S. — as well as a History Minor, the History Honors Program, and an Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program. We also offer three graduate degrees: the History M.A., the Public History M.A., and the Public History Ph.D.
With more than 25 full-time faculty members who cover a range of historical specialties, our degree programs allow students the flexibility to explore their historical interests while preparing for the future.
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Dr. Alicia McGill
Dr. Alicia McGill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and contributes to the PhD program in Public History. She has always been fascinated by human diversity in the past and present and the ways that people connect with history and have conducted archaeological and cultural anthropology research in Cyprus, Honduras, Belize, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. Prior to teaching at NC State, she was a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University, South Bend.
She has conducted extensive research in Belize, focusing on the ways constructions of the past are promoted through public venues like tourism, education, and archaeological practice, and how these constructions shape the cultural production of young citizens. She is particularly interested in the ways messages about the past are interpreted and negotiated by teachers and youth as they navigate racial and ethnic politics in the present. Her most recent publications focus on national cultural diversity rhetoric in the Belizean state and intersections between colonial dynamics, community connections with the natural landscape, and local heritage work.
HI 591 Museum Studies Graduate Students Launch STEMinists Website
To accompany their STEMinists exhibit in Withers Hall, the HI 591 Museum Studies students have created the STEMinists at NCSU website.
2020-21 FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS
Dr. Frederico Freitas, Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border (Cambridge University Press)
Dr. Blair Kelley, Four Hundred Souls, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (One World)
Dr. Tammy Gordon, The Mass Production of Memory: Travel and Personal Archiving in the Age of the Kodak (UMass Press)
Edited by Dr. Nicholas Robins & Barbara Fraser, Landscapes of Inequity: Environmental Justice in the Andes-Amazon Region (Nebraska Press)
Dr. Xiaolin Duan, The Rise of West Lake: A Cultural Landmark in the Song Dynasty. (University of Washington Press)
Dr. K. Steven Vincent, Elie Halevy: Republican Liberalism Confronts the Era of Tyranny (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Dr. Julia Rudolph named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2021-22.
Dr. Blair Kelley is a recipient of the 2020 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for her in process book: Black Folk: The Promise of the Black Working Class.
Dr. Julia Rudolph was awarded the Judith Walkowitz Article Prize for best published article on issues relating to gender and sexuality in British culture.
Dr. Tate Paulette and Dr. Kathryn Grossman (NCSU, Sociology and Anthropology) were awarded an NSF Senior Archaeological Research grant ($200,948) to support the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project.
Dr. Matthew Booker will serve a three-year term as Vice President for Scholarly Programs at the National Humanities Center starting July 1, 2020
Dr. Ebony Jones has been awarded the InterAmericas Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library for 2020-21.
Dr. David Ambaras and his colleague Dr. Kate McDonald (UCSB) were awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant (Level II, $99,995) to build version 2.0 of their project Bodies and Structures: Deep-mapping Modern East Asian History and to help develop a new suite of analytical tools for the open-source publishing platform ScalarAdvancement Grant.
Congratulations to our 2020 History graduates! Slideshow
Brick by Brick Visit the Blog
History Department blog, “Brick by Brick.”
Brick by Brick strives to provide a space for graduate students, faculty and alumni to share ongoing research, exchange ideas and resources, and explore topics through the research of their peers. We feature contributions from all aspects of the discipline, academic or professional, especially those concerning the contemporary ramifications and relevance of historical scholarship.
North Carolina and the Green Book
Through her work with the North Carolina Green Book Project, public history doctoral student Lisa Withers collects experiences of African American travelers during the Jim Crow era.