History Major Wins North Callahan Essay Prize

Congratulations to history major Dylan Wright for being awarded the 2021 North Callahan Essay Prize!  Wright’s winning essay, “Puritan Paradox: Seeding American Evangelicalism,” was supervised by UTC history graduate and adjunct instructor Tucker Adkins.

Marley Abbott on What You Can Do with a History Degree

Box of WWII letters being processed while working as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Albert Gore Research Center.

2017 graduate Marley Abbott on all you can do with a history degree and where history can take you.

Cancelled — Final Primary Sources Workshop 4/21 at 12:00

At 12PM on Wednesday April 21, history professor Edward Brudney and history student Sophie Barton will present information on primary sources they have used in their current research.

Prof. Will Kuby Receives UTC Prism Award

The UTC Center for Women and Gender Equity announced Prof. Will Kuby as the recipient of the 2021 Prism Award, which honors those faculty and staff who have worked tirelessly to create a space that is inclusive for queer students on campus.

Event on 4/22 — Anticolonial Theory for the 21st Century

Please join us on Thursday, April 22nd, at 5:00 p.m. for the final installment of this year’s Latin American Dialogues Speaker Series. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Julio Covarrubias Cabeza (Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges) to discuss his research on anticolonial theory and contemporary social and political crises.

Student News

The Department of History is excited to share news from our amazing majors!

Event on 4/14 – From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past

“From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past,” Wednesday, April 14 @ 3:30pm EST, Dr. Renée Ater, Provost Visiting Professor, Africana Studies, Brown University

UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series — Shane Morrow

In partnership with RISE Chattanooga, the UTC Africana Studies Program and the Department of History invite you to participate in this semester’s student-led interview series with prominent community members! On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:50 a.m., UTC students will ask Shane Morrow, the RISE Chattanooga Executive Director, questions about his community leadership and his vision for Chattanooga.

Lunch, Learn & Link #4 on 4/7

The History Department cordially invites you to our next Lunch, Learn & Link on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 12:00-1:00. Two guest speakers who graduated from UTC with a history degree will share with us how their history degree has helped them professionally.

“The Future of Confederate Monuments” – 3/29, 6-7pm, Zoom

On Monday, March 29th from 6-7pm, the History Department and Africana Studies Program invite the UTC and Chattanooga communities to engage in a virtual conversation about “The Future of Confederate Monuments” with Virginia Tech professor and artist Meredith Drum.

Latin American Music as Latin American History: Understanding the Making of a World Region

What are the links between the history of music, the construction of Latin America as a region, and conversations around Latin American and Latinx identity? In this talk, Dr. Pablo Palomino will discuss how the evolution of Latin American music as a category helps us understand the past and present of a world region.

Dr. Eckelmann Berghel on A Team Approach to Open Pedagogy through High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning

Susan Eckelmann Berghel

On March 3, 2021, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies Susan Eckelmann Berghel participated in a panel on “A Team Approach to Open Pedagogy through High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning,” which was part of Tennessee Open Education Week Organized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Textbook Affordability for Student Success Task Force.

History Department Receives $500,000 Gift

The Russell Linnemann Memorial Endowment gives $450,000 for the study of African and African-American history along with the story of the blues. The money, given in perpetuity, is divided into $450,000 to fund ongoing programs and $50,000 to create an account to honor the career of Linnemann and his academic contributions.

Primary Sources Part II on 3/8

On Monday March 8, Professor Tracy Samuel and history major Noah Allen-Darden will present primary sources from their current research projects.

Opinion: America and the world need history majors

A great article on why we need history majors!