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.
Meet our New Faculty
Ebony Jones was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for ten years before deciding on graduate school in the humanities. She studied history at New York University where she completed her Ph.D. in 2017 and was a 2015-17 Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
Tate Paulette studies urban food systems in the ancient world. He holds an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and an MA from the University of Edinburgh (Archaeology). His research explores agricultural practices, gastro-politics, and state making in the world’s first cities and states, with a focus on Mesopotamia and the Near East.
Revealing a Different Side of President Carter
Nancy Mitchell lived abroad during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Working as an English teacher at an Irish high school in the late 1970s, Mitchell says it was interesting to view the Carter administration from afar. It was also puzzling, she said, why his presidency — and persona — were often defined by their shortcomings.
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.
How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.
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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Sep 19, 2017
Dr. Noah Strote Named 2017 Sherman Emerging Scholar
We are proud to announce Associate Professor Noah Strote was selected as the 2017 Sherman Emerging Scholar. He will present his lecture, "Uprooting Fascism: Germany and Western Democracy Since Hitler" at UNC Wilmington Warwick Center on Oct 11 at 7:30PM.
Sep 14, 2017
Alumnus Eric Medlin '17, Pens Op-Ed Piece for News & Observer
We are proud to announce that History MA alum Eric Medlin '17 recently published an op-ed piece for the Raleigh News & Observer. He was inspired to write the piece after reading numerous reports surrounding the debate over Confederate monuments, many of which he thought lacked a proper historical framework.
Sep 8, 2017
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."
9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university