Announcing the History Department’s new 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. Read More.
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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.
2017 FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS
Dr. Fred Freitas, Big Water: The Making of the Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (Univ. of Arizona Press).
Dr. Julie Mell, The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender, Volumes I & II (Palgrave, McMillan).
Dr. Nick Robins, Santa Bárbara’s Legacy: An Environmental History of Huancavelica, Peru (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2017). Published in Spanish as La herencia de Santa Bárbara: Una historia ambiental de Huancavelica, Perú (Huancavelica, Peru: Universidad Nacional de Huancavelica)
Dr. Daniel Bolger, Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided (DaCapo)
Dr. Noah Strote, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (Yale University Press)
Dr. Anthony La Vopa (Emeritus), The Labor of the Mind Intellect & Gender in Enlightenment Cultures (Penn Press)
Dr. William C. Harris (Emeritus), Lincoln and Congress (Concise Lincoln Library Series) (Southern Illinois University Press), and Two Against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour, Champions of the Loyal Opposition (University Press of Kansas)
Dr. James Crisp (Emeritus), “Who Were the Texians?: The Creation of a Texas Identity in the Era of the Republic." Essay published in Single Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845 (University of North Texas Press)
Dr. Tom Parker was one of nine faculty across the university to receive one of the new NSRP grants.
At the American Schools of Oriental Research conference in Boston there was a special session,
"Papers in Honor of S. Thomas Parker in Celebration of the Publication of a Festschrift.”
Dr. Noah Strote named 2017 Sherman Emerging Scholar.
Dr. James Crisp – faculty member for 45 years and Scheduler for 29.
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.
LATEST NEWS More
Dec 11, 2017
Alumna Karen M. Hawkins writes history of the war on poverty in Eastern North Carolina
We are proud to announce that N.C. State alumna Karen M. Hawkins (BA '05, MA '07) has written a groundbreaking new study, Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina, on the impact and successes of the antipoverty efforts in Eastern North Carolina between 1963 and 1980.
Nov 27, 2017
Professor Nancy Mitchell Pens Piece for the Post on Rise of Mugabe
Dr. Nancy Mitchell penned a piece for the Washington Post in which she discusses Robert Mugabe and the Cold War politics that empowered democracy and dictatorship.
Oct 23, 2017
Diving into Community-Driven Public History Work
"Sometimes things work out." That's what many of us hear throughout our lives, especially when we enter a challenging time in our lives or encounter a seemingly impossible obstacle. As historians and other humanities professionals know well, the job market is a tough nut to crack. There is no doubt about that; the employment application process can be a frustrating and disheartening experience.
9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university