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Mar 9, 2017

The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of — And Why It Matters Today

“We’ve been here a long time, and in fact we are very much part of the fabric of what makes this country what it is today,” says Akram Khater, a history professor at North Carolina State University. In an article by the Pacific Standard, Khater and others speak on the past and present of immigration from the middle east. 

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Sep 12, 2016

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues

A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.” 

Aug 31, 2016

Former U.S. Commanders Take Increasingly Dim View of War on ISIS

The U.S.-led war against the Islamic State is entering its third year. But bombs or ground troops, by themselves, can’t cure ISIS or whatever radical group springs up to replace it. Daniel Bolger, History, featured. 

Jul 14, 2016

Dan Bolger, Why We Lost

Author and retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he commanded troops and participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players. General Bolger uses his unique perspective to assess these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdrawal from the region, and what we have learned from the experiences. Daniel Bolger, history, featured. 

Jul 13, 2016

A Citizen’s History of HB 2, in Progress

With her project, "NC HB2: A Citizens' History," NC State history professor Tammy Gordon wants to transcend what she sees as the limitations of social media to historians, as well as to those who want to share their experiences without being vilified in the comments section. Tammy Gordon, history, featured. 

Jun 22, 2016

Alumna Joanna McKnight Helps Preserve History in New England

A calling to preserve historic buildings is what led NC State history alumna Joanna McKnight to Historic New England — the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. 

May 31, 2016

Undergrad Combines Majors, Presents Research across U.S.

Tori Williams has been busy this spring. Already consumed by her duties as a University Scholar, tutor and double-major in history and biological sciences, Williams added multiple presentations at conferences across the nation to her hectic schedule in April. 

Apr 26, 2016

Website Creates Digital Archive for HB2 Experiences

Citizens can share and document their experiences with North Carolina’s House Bill 2 through a new digital archive created by a North Carolina State University historian. The website, NC HB2: A Citizens’ History, allows users to submit stories, videos, images and documents related to the bill and sort through materials submitted by others. 

Mar 22, 2016

Chancellor Serves as Land Grant Historian

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson returned to his teaching roots to offer his perspectives on the past, present and future of U.S. land grant universities to students taking U.S. Agricultural History. 

Mar 17, 2016

History Professor Named National Humanities Center Fellow

NC State history professor Matthew Booker will continue to examine the evolution of food production in American cities during a year-long fellowship at the National Humanities Center.