Public History

Aug 1, 2018

Exploring Public History in Prague

With the city of Prague as their classroom, a group of NC State students experienced the power of public history. During a two-week summer course in the Czech Republic, six students visited medieval monuments, a concentration camp and nearly a dozen other sites in and around the capital city.

Mar 7, 2018  |  NC State News

Belize Study Offers Blueprint for Community-Based Public History Research

A new paper on fieldwork in rural Belize serves as a case study for both developing site-specific cultural and historical exhibits and training a new generation of public history scholars.

Oct 19, 2017

Class Trip Explores People’s History of Civil Rights

History comes alive for students in NC State’s popular History and Memory course. Professor Katherine Mellen Charron recounts lessons learned on a recent class trip to historic sites in the ongoing struggle for African-American civil rights in North Carolina.

Sep 20, 2017  |  NC State News

Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC

Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States.

May 4, 2017

Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York

Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.

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.

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.

Jan 3, 2017  |  History Unfolded: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

NC State Research on the Holocaust

How did small-town papers in North Carolina report on the Holocaust? An NC State University history professor and nearly 100 of her students have uploaded articles from the North Carolina Newspapers Project, an excellent resource containing many small-town and city papers in the Tarheel state. Tammy Gordon, history, featured.

Nov 29, 2016  |  Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alumna Joy Raintree Retains History at South Carolina’s Redcliffe Plantation

Alumna Joy Raintree (M.A. public history) is in her 12th year as park manager at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island, South Carolina. Overseeing the site’s 400 acres of grounds, Raintree leads preservation projects, manages retail merchandise and provides input for historical programs she and her staff put on each year.

Oct 6, 2016  |  Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alum Heather Reed Brings West Texas History to Life

At the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in Texas, public history alum Heather Reed does just about everything — raising money, managing the small staff, overseeing exhibit design, cataloging artifacts, marketing, posting to social media, serving as the site’s spokesperson, writing and teaching school tours and more.