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

Student Documentaries on Minorities in Hungary

Over spring break 2018, Department Head John Swanson led a study tour in Hungary for the UTC students in his class on “Minorities in 20th Century Europe: Jews, Germans, and Roma.”  The students worked in groups and made short documentary films exploring the past and present circumstances of minority groups in Hungary.

Students Engage History Through Film — Events

Students in two UTC History courses in the Spring 2018 semester participated in study tours to regions they were examining in class and made films about their experiences engaging with history.

Events: What You Can Do with a History Degree

Two events on the skills that studying history teaches and the variety of professional opportunities open to history majors.

History Beyond the Classroom: Exploring Appalachian History in Cades Cove

Prof. Luke Manget took students in his class on Appalachian History (HIST 3920) to Cades Cove, TN over spring break.

UTC Holocaust Lecture

Shoah in the Shtetl:  2018 UTC Holocaust Lecture by Jeffrey Veidlinger, University of Michigan.

How Humanities Can Help Fix the World

How Humanities Can Help Fix the World: John McCumber in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of the humanities.

More Praise for Prof. Mike Thompson’s Book, Now in Paperback

Prof. Michael Thompson‘s book, Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port, published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2015, is now available in paperback. The book has continued to receive praise from top scholars in the field: “[Thompson] provides fresh insights into class and race relations in the city, and contributes much-needed context for the better-documented labor history of southern

Prof. Will Kuby’s Book Published

Prof. Will Kuby‘s book, Conjugal Misconduct: Defying Marriage Law in the Twentieth-Century United States, has been published by Cambridge University Press and is now available for purchase. Conjugal Misconduct reveals the hidden history of controversial and legally contested marital arrangements in twentieth-century America. William Kuby examines the experiences of couples in unconventional unions and the legal and cultural backlash generated by a wide array of ‘alternative’ marriages. These include marriages established through

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.