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History Graduate Student Association

NC State’s History Graduate Student Association is designed to further your professional development while fostering a strong academic and social community. We promote history and public history interests within our department and at our university. In addition to representing the History Department in NC State’s graduate student government, HGSA organizes professional and social events such as conferences, presentations and field trips.  

History Graduate Student Conference

The History Graduate Student Conference enables student panelists the opportunity to present their research in a formal, professional setting, engage the ideas of their peers, and to receive comments from nationally recognized faculty from within the Research Triangle. The conference is student run and organized through the History Graduate Student Association at NC State.

Graduate Journal of History

The Graduate Journal of History is an annual peer-reviewed, electronic publication edited by the History Graduate Student Association at North Carolina State University. The Graduate is dedicated to publishing original, historical research by graduate students in the United States and beyond. The scope of topics and time periods presented in the Graduate is inherently broad, as it reflects the breadth of fields and sub-fields attracting graduate students to historical studies in colleges and universities around the world. Equally diverse in representation are the methods and approaches student authors use to interrogate the past and present.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association, formed on October 6, 1958, is a student-led group that represents and acts to improve the satisfaction and scholarship of NC State’s graduate students. The GSA participates in student government, appoints students to university standing committees and develops internal programs to assist graduate students with research and funding.

NC State Graduate Research Symposium

Showcase your work


The Graduate Student Research Symposium, held each March, includes poster presentations from more than 200 graduate students from NC State University. Faculty judge posters, and students receive recognition for top posters. The goals are to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at NC State, in addition to providing students with the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills with those outside of their discipline. History and Public History graduate students regularly present their research at the symposium.

Congratulations to Public History PhD student, Amanda Elledge Finn, for winning first place in the humanities category at the 2019 symposium!

Triangle Seminars

Attend a Triangle seminar. Participants typically gather monthly to discuss a pre-distributed paper or to attend a panel discussion. These seminars pull from universities in the Research Triangle, including NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University. Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Professional Associations

Join professional associations and attend their annual conferences, which are excellent opportunities to meet people in your field. Professocial associations sometimes offer discounted student membership rates.

Connect on Social Media

Be a part of the NC State History virtual community. Ask the Graduate Assistant to subscribe you to the HGSA and graduate student listservs. Share job postings or internship opportunities on Facebook, follow our graduate alumni on Twitter, and view pictures on Instagram. Use the hashtag #historypack.