Event for Majors – Lunch, Learn, and Link 11/7/18

The UTC Department of History’s Lunch, Learn, & Link Series; Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 12:00-1:00 PM; UTC Library, Southern Writers Room (4th Floor); For History Majors

Event: The Second American Revolution, 1865-1870: Putting Civil Rights into the U.S. Constitution

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.” 

Take a History Course, Do Good

Highlights from a recent article in The Washington Post by Ronald J. Daniels, the president of Johns Hopkins University, on why taking history and other humanities courses benefits us all

Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era

A lecture by Award-Winning Historian Dr. Chad Williams, Brandeis University; Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:00 PM; University Center Auditorium

Jared Thorne Artist Talk

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

News and Highlights from Ed Johnson Events

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.

Moccasin Bend Lecture Series Begins September 24

Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series from National Park Partners

Join a Student Trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Join a Student Trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: UTC students and faculty are invited to join a student trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 

Events This Week — The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga

The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga: A Critical Discussion of the History of Racial Violence in the U.S.

Student Summer Updates — Interning with UTC Special Collections

A blog post authored by Sara Matthews, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Spring 2018.

Student Summer Updates — Experiencing the History of the American South

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.

Lunch, Learn, & Link 9/12/18

The UTC Department of History’s Lunch, Learn, & Link Series, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM, Brock 403  

Faculty Updates

The UTC History faculty had a productive summer!  Here’s what they have to report.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! A note to history majors from Prof. Michael D. Thompson, Interim Department Head and UC Foundation Associate Professor.

Modern Racism: Students Create Documentaries on Prejudice in Hungary

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