Join us in the History Department
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.
Putting History to Work: Bringing the Field School Model to Crooked Tree, Belize
Public History professor Alicia McGill has been very busy this summer. After receiving a Faculty Research and Professional Development grant to pilot the first NC State University international public history student research practicum, McGill and two Public History students, Hannah Scruggs and Lisa Withers, set off to Belize to collect ethnographic and archival data in the village of Crooked Tree – a community rich in history and vibrant cultural heritage.
You Can't Tell U.S. History Without Black History. Finally, a Museum Gets That
When I walked into the new National Museum of African American History and Culture for a preview last week, my excitement was tempered.
NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues
A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan.
As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”
Alumna, Amy Vidunas, Gives Back to the History Department
Graduate students often find it difficult making ends meet especially if they are going to school full time. Alumna, Amy Vidunas, ’07, wants to make it a little bit easier.
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Oct 19, 2016 | Red & White for Life Alumni Blog
Wolfpack Nation: Joy Raintree retains history at South Carolina's Redcliffe Plantation
Students on field trips and other visitors pass over the grounds of Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island, S.C., everyday with questions about life in the Antebellum South or James Henry Hammond, the man who built the plantation in 1859. But Park Manager Joy Raintree may not always give them the answer they want. In fact, she may give them no answer at all.
Oct 18, 2016
Bringing the Field School Model to Crooked Tree, Belize Part II: The Student Perspective
Public History PhD student Lisa Withers and Public History Masters student Hannah Scruggs recently spent 6 weeks in Crooked Tree, Belize collecting ethnographic and archival data with their Public History professor, Dr. Alicia McGill. While "field school" is often required for anthropology majors, it is not a standard in public history. Dr. McGill wanted to test the applicability of the field experience for public history students. After a call for applications, she chose Lisa Withers and Hannah Scruggs to work with her. This past summer, they set off for Belize.
Oct 6, 2016 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News
Alum Heather Reed Brings West Texas History to Life
At the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in Texas, public history alum Heather Reed does just about everything — raising money, managing the small staff, overseeing exhibit design, cataloging artifacts, marketing, posting to social media, serving as the site's spokesperson, writing and teaching school tours and more.
11:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university