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.
GET INVOLVED EVENTS
The NCSU History club is a free opportunity for history majors, minors, and those with a general interest to learn about our past and meet fellow students in the process. We host various events throughout the semester including trips to museums, ice cream socials with the history department, and a history movie night during finals week. For more information on how to join, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
2018-19 FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS
Dr. Craig Friend & Dr. James C. Klotter, A New History of Kentucky (University Press of Kentucky)
Dr. David Ambaras, Japan’s Imperial Underworlds, (Cambridge University Press)
Dr. Fred Freitas received an NEH fellowship for 2019-20.
Dr. Dean Bruno named the College’s Outstanding Lecturer for 2018-19
Dr. Blair Kelley featured in the November issue of NC State's alumni magazine. Dr. Tammy Gordon’s HI 596 course also featured in cover story about 1918 flu epidemic at NC State.
Dr. Xiaolin Duan awarded a grant from the university's Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program for her proposal: "Visualizing Cultural Landmarks: An Interactive 3D Map of China’s West Lake"
Dr. Matthew Booker invited to participate in the university's Global Engagement Institute project in East Africa
Dr. Noah Strote’s book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany, received an Honorable Mention in the European Studies Book Award sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University
Dr. James Banker (Emeritus) honored by European scholars in Italy for his scholarly work on Piero della Francesca. All three of his books have been translated into Italian
Dr. Tom Parker named an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
Dr. Matthew Gordon named a University Faculty Scholar
Dr. Tammy Gordon named Director of Public History at NC State
Dr. Brent Sirota awarded the NEH Long-Term Fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Dr. William Harris presented paper on "Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet Crisis of 1862" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium in Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, on March 17, 2018. It was televised on C-SPAN.
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.
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.
PhD Student, Melody Hunter-Pillion, Teams Up With SE CASC To Conduct Oral History Interviews in Puerto Rico
This past Summer, PhD student, Melody Hunter-Pillion, traveled to Puerto Rico with Aranzazu Lascurain, Assistant University Director at the Global Change Forum/SE Climate Adaptation Science Center at NC State and James Currie – Multimedia Specialist, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science – to conduct oral history interviews in the field with scientists from Puerto Rico.
Andre Taylor Named Global Change Fellow
Incoming Public History Masters student Andre Taylor has been named a Global Change Fellow for 2018-2019 by the Southeast Climate Science Center operated by the Department of the Interior and NC State University. Taylor’s research explores West African agricultural traditions employed by contemporary Gullah farmers in South Carolina and Georgia, focusing on the effects of climate change on Gullah culture.
NC State Students Excavate Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus
In May and June of 2018, a group of 15 NC State undergraduates traveled to the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean to take part in an archaeological field school. Directed by NC State faculty Dr. Kathryn Grossman (Sociology and Anthropology) and Dr. Tate Paulette (History), this new study abroad program provides students with in-depth, hands-on training in archaeological field methods within the context of the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project (MVAP).
LATEST NEWS More
Jan 16, 2019
Derrick Kay, '18, Named UNC McNair Scholars Assistant Director
Graduate History Alumnus, Derrick Kay, '18, has recently been named the Assistant Director for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program within the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jan 16, 2019
Public History PhD student, Lisa Withers, works to preserve Green Book spaces
The History Department is proud to announce that Public History PhD student, Lisa Withers, was featured on Fox News for the work she is doing to preserve Green Book safe spaces in North Carolina.
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