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.


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 Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The first meetings are Wednesday, August 28th and Friday, August 30th, in Withers Hall, Room 331. We hope to see you there!

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

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Books Published

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. Matthew Booker & Dr. Chad Ludington, 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)

Notable Mentions

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. 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 

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