Faculty Updates

Susan Eckelmann Berghel presented a paper entitled “‘What My Generation Makes of America’: Letter Writing, Political Kinship, and Everyday Youth Activism during the 1960s Civil Rights Era” at the Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth Symposium held at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2016 and a paper entitled “‘Why Must There Be War?’: Young Correspondents, U.S. Politics, and the LBJ Administration, 1963-1968” at the American

The Land Between – A Film by David Fedele – Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 PM

UTC VISUAL HISTORY FILM SCREENING with the filmmaker DAVID FEDELE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:00 p.m. Derthick Hall 201THE LAND BETWEEN (78 mins/2014) – WINNER “Best Feature-Length Documentary” – FIFE Environmental Film Festival 2014 –Paris, France – WINNER “Best Film” – International Migrant Film Festival 2014 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – WINNER “Best Film” – Lampedusa In Festival 2014 – Lampedusa, Italy – WINNER “Best Film” – Naples Human Rights

Thursday: History Club Documentary Screening

The UTC History Club will be screening Mississippi: Is This America? in celebration of Black History Month in collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center and the UTC Film Club.  The documentary sheds light on the stories of the men, women, and youth who fought for justice and freedom in 1960s Mississippi. When: THURSDAY, Feb. 9th at 6PM Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center The event is open to all and there will

Upcoming History Club Events

The UTC History Club has lots of exciting events planned for the spring semester.  Here are the ones coming up soon: Feb. 1, 5:00 PM, Carmike Majestic 12 Downtown Theater — viewing of Hidden Figures Feb. 5, 2:30 PM, Hunter Museum — Hunter Museum tour with History Department Faculty Feb. 9, 6:00 PM, UTC Multicultural Center — Black History Month Film Screening, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center

Dr. Michael Thompson’s Book Garners Rave Reviews

Dr. Michael Thompson, UC Foundation Associate Professor of History, published his book entitled Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port with the University of South Carolina Press in 2015, and has since received outstanding reviews from top scholars in the field. Here’s a sample: “Thompson’s meticulously researched book is an outstanding work of social history. His moving of urban workers from the periphery to

FRI. NOV. 18: Righteous Transgressions: A Lecture by Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit

RIGHTEOUS TRANSGRESSIONS: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right – A Lecture by Prof. Lihi Ben Shitrit – Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM Derthick Hall 201, University of Tennessee Chattanooga Free + Open to the Public How do women in Israeli and Palestinian conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements’ strict ideas about male and female roles?

Screaming Queens

A documentary screening sponsored by the UTC History Club and Spectrum November 10, 2016, 5:30 PM Multicultural Center, UC Screening followed by a discussion with UTC history professor Dr. William Kuby Free and open to all

Righteous Transgressions: A Lecture by Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit

RIGHTEOUS TRANSGRESSIONS: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right – A Lecture by Prof. Lihi Ben Shitrit – Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM Derthick Hall 201, University of Tennessee Chattanooga Free + Open to the Public   How do women in Israeli and Palestinian conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements’ strict ideas about male and female

2016 Holocaust Lecture

The Youngest Children in Buchenwald 2016 Holocaust Lecture Julius Maslovat, child survivor of the Buchenwald and Bergen Belsen camps Kenneth Waltzer, Professor of History Emeritus at Michigan State University and former Director of Jewish Studies October 24, 2016, 5:30 PM Derthick Hall 101 Free and open to all

Highlights from the Historical Tour of the Tennessee Riverfront

On October 13, 2016, the UTC History Club and Southern Adventist University hosted a historical walking tour of the Tennessee riverfront with Maury Nicely.  Check out some of the photos from the tour below.