Know the Past. Prepare for the Future.

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

Why History?

Wednesday, August 28th, 9AM-12PM


The History Department is hosting an Open House. Come meet faculty & staff and learn about the department, our History Club and about the History Major and Minor. 

All students -undergraduate and graduate as well as non-majors - are welcome. 

Refreshments will be served.

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 NCSU History club 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. We host various events throughout the semester including trips to museums, ice cream socials with the history department, and a history movie night during finals week. For more information on how to join, you can contact us at historyclub@ncsu.edu.

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Books Published

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. 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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