‘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.
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.
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.
Exploring Queen Victoria’s Lost Garden Pavilion in 3D
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has virtually reconstructed a lost piece of Victorian history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helping Social Studies Teachers Engage Students in Learning About World War I
Associate professor Meghan Manfra is helping teachers and students better understand the impact of World War I on North Carolina through curriculum resources she helped develop for the N.C. Museum of History’s interactive multimedia World War I exhibit that opened in April.
Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.