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Sep 27, 2011

Spanish Colonialism’s Environmental Legacy, Part One: Origins

Editor’s Note: This is the first of three guest posts by NC State history lecturer Nicholas Robins, an expert on the environmental history of South America and author of “Mercury, Mining and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes.” Robins is also founder and president of the Environmental Health Council,… 

Aug 30, 2011

Time Machine: See and Hear John Donne Preach (Sort Of)

While the time machine has not yet been invented to transport us back to 17th century England, a researcher named John Wall is attempting to use modern technology to do the next best thing – recreating an important scene involving politics, religion and literary figure John Donne. Best of all, he’s hoping to make it… 

Jul 26, 2011

SBP July 26th: Coaches’ Corner

Big update for the Coaches' Corner at NC State. 

Jan 26, 2011

Charron’s Civil Rights Book Honored

Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron’s book, Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark, was selected as the best book of South Carolina history published in the preceding calendar year. 

Jan 18, 2011

Modernizing The Medieval

Medieval studies scholars are embarking on an effort that, if successful, should make it easier for future scholars to study the past. Ironically,  medieval studies experts were among the first to incorporate the use of modern technology into their research (Rev. Roberto Busa used punchcards in 1949 as part of his research on St. Thomas… 

Dec 9, 2010

Building Tradition, One Brick at a Time

If you had to take an exam focused on NC State's storied history and one-of-a-kind traditions - like the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge - would you pass? If not, leaf through The Brick, a student-run publication full of fun facts and information about our university. 

Nov 10, 2010

Book Examines Lost Promise of Frontier

History professor Craig Thompson Friend’s new book, Kentucke’s Frontiers, explains how fear and terror transformed the region’s early promise of an egalitarian life for all into a patriarchal society that favored white men. 

Nov 3, 2010

Zonderman Wins Libraries Faculty Award

Dr. David  Zonderman, history professor and associate department head, will receive the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award on Monday, Nov. 8, at a reception in the McKimmon Center. 

Sep 30, 2010

Historian Kelley Recognized

Dr. Blair L. M. Kelley, associate professor of history, is the 2010 winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. In addition, the online magazine "For Harriet" included her on its list of The Most Inspiring Black Women on Twitter. 

Sep 28, 2010

Charron’s Book Wins Award

Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron, assistant professor of history, has won the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for best monograph on Southern women’s history. The Southern Association of Women’s Historians will present the award during the annual meeting this November in Charlotte. 

Sep 23, 2010

Memory Lane

Take a walk down memory lane - literally - and enjoy the history of the new, improved Hillsborough Street. 

Aug 17, 2010

Legacy on Display

How do you measure the progress of the past five decades? The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences uses everything from a slide rule to an electric guitar. Warm up your electronic data terminal and take a look. 

Aug 4, 2010

Walk on Past

Ever wonder how Holladay Hall got its name? Take the WolfWalk and you'll learn it had nothing to do with a fun day at the beach. 

May 13, 2010

Kelley Examines Roots of Civil Rights

Dr. Blair LM Kelley, associate professor of history, has published Right to Ride, which examines the earliest struggles against Jim Crow laws across the South. 

May 13, 2010

Skulls: Now More Of Them Can Speak

The skeletal remains of bygone societies have long been able to tell anthropologists a lot about their civilizations and way of life. However, a significant segment of those populations was left largely mute: the children. Now, new research is likely to give those children a voice. Physical anthropologists can tell a lot about a person…