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.
Putting History to Work: Bringing the Field School Model to Crooked Tree, Belize
Public History professor Alicia McGill has been very busy this summer. After receiving a Faculty Research and Professional Development grant to pilot the first NC State University international public history student research practicum, McGill and two Public History students, Hannah Scruggs and Lisa Withers, set off to Belize to collect ethnographic and archival data in the village of Crooked Tree – a community rich in history and vibrant cultural heritage.
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.
NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues
A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan.
As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”
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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Feb 17, 2017
Graduate Student Elisabeth Lee Researches Southern Feminist Writers Who Dared to Defy Dixie
As part of her research for her thesis on women of the Popular Front, History Master's student, Elisabeth Lee, traveled to South Carolina to research the personal papers of southern feminist, Grace Lumpkin at the University of South Carolina's Hollings Library.
Feb 13, 2017
History Alum Receives Prestigious Master's Thesis Award
Carl “CJ” Rice, a History Master’s student who graduated in 2016, has been awarded the Council of Southern Graduate School’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts. CJ’s thesis, Diocletian’s "Great Persecutions": […]
Feb 8, 2017
Professor William Kimler to lecture at NC Museum of Science's "Darwin Day."
As a part of the "Darwin Day" programs at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday, February 11, History professor William Kimler will present a public lecture at 10:30 am on "How Darwin Did It: Skepticism and Persuasion in Science."
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