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Oct 16, 2020

Brewing Up Ancient Beer

Exploring Mesopotamia's beverage of choice: beer. 

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Jun 16, 2020

What Is Juneteenth?

The roots of Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, can be traced to Texas in 1865. 

1890 photo of Holladay Hall.

Mar 19, 2020

A History of NC State in Pandemics

Today's novel coronavirus is creating unprecedented challenges for faculty, staff and students. But there's nothing new about NC State's resilience in the face of public health threats. 

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Dec 2, 2019

Food Fights: How History Shapes What We Eat – And Why

Everybody eats. But what people eat, and what drives our decisions about food, vary tremendously. 

Feb 14, 2019

Black History Month 2019: Meet Elan Hope and Blair Kelley

February is Black History Month, a vital opportunity to honor black legacies, histories and accomplishments. It's also a chance to amplify ongoing research into the black experience. 

Jerry Hester, left, and Allen Boyette.

Aug 23, 2018

Alumni Visit Gravesites of WWI Fallen

As part of a worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, NC State alumni and military veterans Jerry Hester and Allen Boyette place commemorative military coins at the gravesites of two of NC State's fallen soldiers. 

Aug 2, 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. 

NC State's Nuclear Reactor Receives Fuel

May 31, 2018

‘This Date at NC State’ Explores Campus History

A social media project uncovers the notable and notorious in NC State history. Explore the people and events that have shaped the university for more than 130 years. 

Mar 21, 2018

Attica Uprising Is Focus of History Weekend

Historian Heather Thompson discusses the 1971 Attica prison uprising as the featured speaker at this year’s History Weekend. 

Feb 28, 2018

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. 

Nov 1, 2017

Exploring Queen Victoria’s Lost Garden Pavilion in 3D

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has virtually reconstructed a lost piece of Victorian history. 

Oct 12, 2017

Class Trip Explores People’s History of Civil Rights

History comes alive for students in NC State’s popular Topics in 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 19, 2017

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. 

Aug 10, 2017

At 100, Retired Prof Recalls Postwar Campus

In the boom years after World War II, Emmett Dillard joined thousands of veterans crowding NC State to earn their college degrees. The one-time mayor of Trailwood and longtime professor of animal science turns 100 this week. 

Jun 20, 2017

Ancient Skulls Shed Light on Migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bear distinct physical differences to one another.