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Tag: Department of History

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Apr 19, 2021

NC State’s Julia Rudolph Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The history professor is honored for her research into the history of gender, law and economics of early modern Europe. 

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Mar 15, 2021

Borders, Politics and the First National Parks in South America

This Q&A with history professor Frederico Freitas covers it all: giant waterfalls, colonial ambitions, backfiring schemes, and a mysterious coded message.‌ 

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Mar 10, 2021

Student Spotlight: Megan Snyder

While taking a course with Susanna Lee, communication major Megan Snyder explored the history of the Stone Mountain Monument Memorial. She'll present her research at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.‌ 

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Jan 5, 2021

Student Spotlight: Cheryl Dong (Ph.D. in Public History ’20)

Dong, part of NC State’s first cohort of public history Ph.D. students, launched her career in higher education. 

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Jun 18, 2020

What Is Juneteenth?

Susanna Lee, an associate professor of history, explains the roots of Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day. 

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Feb 27, 2020

Preserving History, Creating Opportunity

Fueled by their passion for Native American culture, Belinda and John Hester (History ’72) have established a scholarship to help underrepresented students at NC State. 

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Dec 2, 2019

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

Everybody eats. But as two NC State history professors explain, what people eat, and what drives our decisions about food, vary tremendously. 

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Aug 21, 2019

Two NC State Professors Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The grants awarded to history professor David Ambaras and film studies professor Marsha Gordon are part of $29 million in awards that will fund 215 humanities projects across the country. 

Mar 18, 2016

David Zonderman Named to Lead Department of History at NC State

Professor of History David A. Zonderman has been named head of the Department of History at NC State, effective immediately. Zonderman has been acting head since the untimely death of former head Jonathan Ocko in January 2015; he served as associate head from 2004 - 2015. Among his leadership roles within the college and across NC State, Zonderman was chair of the university’s faculty from 2013 – 2015 and served on the university’s budget restructuring task force from 2012 - 2015. 

Apr 15, 2015

History Weekend Asks: Climate Science — Whom Do You Trust?

NC State's Department of History plays a critical role in the discussion of climate change. Join us for History Weekend, featuring Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, who will give a historian's perspective in her address, "Climate Science: Whom Do You Trust?"