Know the Past. Prepare for the Future.

In a complex world, understanding history is more important than ever.

Why History?

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.

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 Graduates

Meet our outstanding degree recipients: 

Bachelor's Degree Recipients

M.A. and Ph.D. Grads 


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)

Edited by Dr. Brent Sirota & Dr. Allan Macinnes, The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire (Boydell).

Edited by Dr. David Gilmartin, Dr. Pamela Price & Dr. Arild Engelsen Ruud, South Asian Sovereignty: The Conundrum of Wordly Power (Routledge)

Dr. Chad Ludington & Dr. Matthew Booker Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates (The University of North Carolina Press)

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. 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.

Dr. Blair Kelley was selected to be the 2019 New Student Convocation speaker

Dr. Craig Friend received the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship award

Dr. Matthew Booker won a 2019 Carson Society Munich Fellowship at the Rachel Carson Society 

Dr. Craig Friend received an NEH fellowship for Fall 2019 at the American Antiquarian Society

Dr. Tammy Gordon named an Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor

Dr. Katherine Charron awarded a fellowship at the National Humanities Center for 2019-20

Dr. Fred Freitas received an NEH fellowship for 2019-20.

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.

History Club Upcoming Events

History Club

The History Club at North Carolina State University 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. 

The History Club meets every Friday from 4-5PM in Withers Hall 331. 

For more information or questions, please contact us at lssalova@ncsu.edu.

9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university

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