History Beyond the Classroom: Preserving Chattanooga’s African-American History

UTC History students and interns are taking a hands-on approach to learning history — they’re preserving history.

Whose Streets? UTC Visual History Film Screening with the Filmmaker Sabaah Folayan

Whose Streets? UTC Visual History Film Screening with the Filmmaker Sabaah Folayan, Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m., Derthick Hall 201. Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson Uprising.

Dr. John Swanson’s “Fantastic” Book

A review of Dr. John Swanson’s “fantastic” and “important” new book.

History Beyond the Classroom: Charleston Study Tour

During Fall Break 2017, Dr. Michael Thompson led students from his senior seminar on the history of urban slavery (HIST 4500: Slavery in the Cities) on a study trip to Charleston, South Carolina, where they experienced the McLeod Plantation, the Old Slave Mart Museum, the Aiken-Rhett House, the Nathaniel Russell House, a Gullah bus tour, the Charleston Museum, and the joint archives of the South Carolina Historical Society and

Internships Take History Beyond the Classroom

Every semester UTC History majors and minors have the opportunity to participate in a variety of internships that take history beyond the classroom.  In HIST 4920: Internships in History, students can earn academic credit while interning at some of the region’s outstanding historical and community institutions. The internship opportunities available through the HIST 4920 course for the Spring 2018 semester have now been posted on the History Department website.  You

Faculty Updates

The UTC History faculty had a productive summer!  Here are some of the highlights.

Jobs for History Majors

Calling all history majors! Check out this job opportunity at the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth, GA with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Parks & Historic Sites.

Internships Information Session

The Department of History invites all majors and minors to join a UTC Internships Information Session on September 28 at 2:00 pm in the Southern Writers Room (UTC Library).

History News Summer 2017

History news from summer 2017: Why history is still such a useful major, and why studying the liberal arts gives you an edge, in the job market and beyond.

Dr. John Swanson’s New Book

Dr. John Swanson’s new book, Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary, has been published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Student Films about the Holocaust

UTC students present the films they made about the Holocaust while in Germany and Poland on a study tour led by Dr. John Swanson. Friday, April 21, 5:00 PM.

4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture

The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program hosts UTC’s 4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture on Thursday, April 20, at 5:30pm. This year’s speaker will be Jim Downs, Associate Professor of History at Connecticut College. His talk is entitled “Dying to Be Free: The Health Conditions of Formerly Enslaved People During the Civil War and Reconstruction.”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Film Screening

Join us for a Sexual Assault Awareness Month Film Screening of “The Hunting Ground.” Released in 2015, this film has not lost relevance in its context and message. Many students on college campuses face sexual assault and on the whole, this issue still remains a taboo in the public eye.

History Graduate School Information Session

History Majors, Minors, and Secondary Ed/History Majors: Are you thinking about studying history in graduate school? The History Department is pleased to again offer students an informal but information-packed discussion about the graduate admissions process and the graduate school experience.

MLK Historical Walking Tour

The History Club is hosting a historical walking tour of Martin Luther King Boulevard with Chattanooga Organized for Action’s Michael Gilliland on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Mr. Gilliland will lead the tour and share with us the rich history of our city. Come out to learn more about how MLK has grown and changed over the years!