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Jun 1, 2017

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. 

Mar 20, 2017

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. 

Mar 15, 2017

Immigration Topic of History Weekend

Explore immigration and global consequences during multiple events at NC State March 31 and April 1. 

Dec 14, 2016

A History of Support

David Zonderman, head of the NC State Department of History and co-chair of the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign, is passionate about supporting the university where he has served as a professor for more than two decades. 

An aspect of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture at the National Mall.

Sep 14, 2016

Monumental Design

The new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors on Sept. 24. For its architect, NC State alumnus and friend Phil Freelon, this marks the end of a nine-year journey that began when he was hired to lead the museum's design team. 

Sep 12, 2016

Researchers Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

Researchers helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, in the form of two marble statues of the goddess Aphrodite. 

Sep 12, 2016

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

As part of a larger excavation at the ancient city of Petra, NC State faculty and students discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite. 

Sep 8, 2016

Rediscover MLK’s Impact at ‘Experiencing King’

Next weekend, NC State is opening its doors for "Experiencing King," a two-day series of events that will give the public a chance to rediscover Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the state of North Carolina and the nation through stage drama, documentary film, recently unearthed audio archives, modern art and immersive technologies that re-create the experience of what it was like to attend two of King's landmark speeches in North Carolina. 

Mar 3, 2016

Rethinking Roots of Modern China

NC State’s annual History Weekend is slated for Saturday, March 19, at Withers Hall. “Rethinking the Roots of Modern China” brings two leading scholars of Chinese history to NC State’s campus. 

Oct 8, 2015

Top History Paper Examines Early Voting Rights Case

History student Micah Khater recounts the fascinating details of a Depression-era civil rights case in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Her groundbreaking work is named the best undergraduate history paper in the state. 

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 courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral in 17th century London. The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project recreates the reading of a sermon by…