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.
Meet our New Faculty
Ebony Jones was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for ten years before deciding on graduate school in the humanities. She studied history at New York University where she completed her Ph.D. in 2017 and was a 2015-17 Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
Tate Paulette studies urban food systems in the ancient world. He holds an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and an MA from the University of Edinburgh (Archaeology). His research explores agricultural practices, gastro-politics, and state making in the world’s first cities and states, with a focus on Mesopotamia and the Near East.
Revealing a Different Side of President Carter
Nancy Mitchell lived abroad during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Working as an English teacher at an Irish high school in the late 1970s, Mitchell says it was interesting to view the Carter administration from afar. It was also puzzling, she said, why his presidency — and persona — were often defined by their shortcomings.
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.
How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.
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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Aug 14, 2017
Professor Craig Friend Elected President of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Craig Thompson Friend, Director of Public History and H&SS Distinguished Graduate Professor, has become the 37th President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), the foremost professional association for the study of the founding and early republican eras of United States history. Founded in 1977, the society has about nine hundred members, many of them award-winning historians and public intellectuals.
Aug 11, 2017
Professor Tom Parker Discusses Petra on Discovery Science Series "Unearthed"
Professor Tom Parker who has done extensive research in the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan will be one of several scholars featured on the Discovery Science series "Unearthed."
Aug 1, 2017
History Master's Student Paper to be Published in Academic Journal
We are excited to announce that HI MA student, Jay Butler's History 598 paper, "From Melleray to Gethsemani: Spreading Cistercian Spirituality in the Early Nineteenth Century," was accepted for publication in the peer reviewed academic journal Cistercian Studies Quarterly.
9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university