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Aug 24, 2015

Labor History Offers Context for Claims of Aspiring Presidential Contenders

This Labor Day, national media are already focused on a presidential election that’s more than a year away – and many aspiring candidates are talking about issues that are central to the history of the labor movement in the United States, including unions, a living wage, income equality and supporting the middle class. 

Apr 8, 2015

History Event Focuses on Climate Change

Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, a leading scholar on the history of climate change, is the featured speaker at NC State's History Weekend, which begins on Thursday, April 18, with a showing of the climate-change documentary Disruption. 

Sep 24, 2014

Architect Website Hits Milestone

A site documenting the rich history of North Carolina architecture now has more than 300 biographies, covering influential designers and builders from colonial times to the late 20th century. 

Feb 24, 2014

A Leader in His Time

Eric Moore was an NC State student pioneer, the first African-American student to win election to a campuswide student government post. Read his story. 

Nov 7, 2013

Designing an Interactive Glimpse Into the Past

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by David Hill, an associate professor of architecture at NC State, about the unveiling of a digital humanities project to create three-dimensional visual and acoustic models of the […] 

Feb 4, 2013

CHASS Turns 50

To mark the 50th anniversary of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jim Alchediak and a team of video production students take a look back at the history of liberal arts at NC State. 

Jan 23, 2013

Pulitzer Winner on Lincoln’s Legacy

James McPherson, Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Battle Cry of Freedom,” will deliver a talk titled, “Lincoln’s Legacy for Our Time” as part of NC State’s History Weekend. 

Oct 31, 2012

In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones: A New Archaeological Excavation at Petra

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Tom Parker, a professor of history at NC State. Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Since 1994, […] 

Jun 13, 2012

Creating An Online Portal Into the Medieval World

Perhaps it is fitting that students and scholars interested in the medieval world have to grapple with fiefdoms in order to find information dating to the period – though that doesn’t make it any less […] 

Mar 1, 2012

Food History Q&A, with Mark Kurlansky

Editor’s Note: Mark Kurlansky is the best-selling author of “Cod,” “Salt,” “The Big Oyster” and other books focused on the story (and history) of food. He is the winner of the James Beard Award for […]