The Department of History is pleased to co-sponsor this free, public, and timely lecture at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center on Monday, November 5th at 7:00pm. The speaker, Dr. Paul Finkelman, is a foremost scholar of American legal and constitutional history (as well as the president of Gratz College), and will be lecturing on “The Second American Revolution, 1865-1870: Putting Civil Rights into the U.S. Constitution.”
Jared Thorne Artist Talk; Part of the Cress Gallery exhibition “The Clamor of Ordinary Things”; Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30pm; Fine Arts Center, Room 356; Exhibition dates: October 29th – December 12, 2018
On September 16-18 the UTC Department of History and the University of the South hosted Dr. Amy Wood of Illinois State University for an event series on the lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga. Check out the news coverage and pictures from the events.
Professor Michael Thompson’s summer course on the American South to 1865 (HIST 3460) included a number of experiential learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom setting. Check out the trips and photos here.
This UTC News Release spotlighted the study tour and films completed by students in Dr. John Swanson’s class on minorities in Hungary. Collaborative learning experiences beyond the classroom prepare students for a competitive, global-career market. Here is one story that features such experiential learning. Students in “Minorities in 20th Century Europe: Germans, Jews and Roma” toured Hungary to investigate racism and prejudice in the country. See documentaries made…