History

Mar 21, 2017 | NC State News

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.

Mar 9, 2017

History Weekend 2017 to Spotlight Immigration

Explore immigration and global consequences during multiple events at NC State March 31 and April 1. History Weekend 2017, sponsored by NC State’s Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will examine how demographic and cultural shifts of international migration have shaped both the United States and other countries around the world.

Mar 9, 2017 | Pacific Standard

The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of — And Why It Matters Today

“We’ve been here a long time, and in fact we are very much part of the fabric of what makes this country what it is today,” says Akram Khater, a history professor at North Carolina State University. In an article by the Pacific Standard, Khater and others speak on the past and present of immigration from the middle east.

Mar 8, 2017

Revealing a Different Side of President Carter

In her new book, Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War, NC State Professor of History Nancy Mitchell draws on her research to reveal a side of the president few have seen. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected the book for its 2016 Douglas Dillon Award, a prestigious honor given to the best book about the process of diplomacy.

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Feb 15, 2017 | History News

Digital Exhibit Maps Life, Work of Charleston’s Septima P. Clark

A new digital history exhibit maps the life and work of Septima P. Clark, an American educator, civil rights activist and community organizer.

Feb 7, 2017 | Washington Post

What American Liberals Can Learn From the Anti-Nazi Resistance

In an op ed published in the Washington Post, Assistant Professor of History Noah Strote says we can learn something from the anti-Nazi resistance: The left should not only fight extreme measures, it should also peel off conservatives to create an anti-Trump coalition.

Feb 6, 2017 | NC State News

5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society. Join us for the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.

Jan 23, 2017

Spend a Day with the Dean

As a Humanities and Social Sciences student, you've got a busy schedule. Your dean, Jeff Braden, wants to learn what it’s like to be a student and also share what it’s like to be a dean. So step right up and enter the "Side by Side with the Dean" contest. Tell us why the dean should experience your day, and why you’d like to walk in his shoes.

Jan 18, 2017 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Muppets and Other Memorabilia: Public History Alum Curates NYC Museum’s Collections

As collections manager at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, public history alumna Jannette Reichel documents an eclectic assemblage of items — from plastic Happy Meal figurines to two complete sets from the popular TV series Mad Men.