Prof. Emeritus Richard Rice at Elder Scholars December Meeting

You won’t want to miss the December meeting of Elder Scholars! Dr. Richard Rice will be the speaker, and his topic, “Fifty Years of Gag Cartooning: Where Does He Get His Ideas?” is certain to delight and entertain.

Civil War and Veteran’s Day Lecture

This Veteran’s Day, learn how the Blue and Gray Barbecue at Crawfish Springs launched the Civil War preservation and reconciliation movements.

Lunch, Learn & Link #4: Mentorship and Advisement

The UTC Department of History’s Fall 2019 Lunch, Learn & Link Series will have its fourth and final session on Monday, November 11!  Click for details.

Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel Teaching on the Cutting Edge

History professor and Director of Africana Studies Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel’s innovative teaching was recently highlighted in a Walker Center essay on the experiential learning trip she took with students to Birmingham.

Africana Studies Minor Kadesha Gordon Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Africana Studies minor Kadesha Gordon received the Mayor’s Styles L. Hutchins Fellowship.
Her accomplishment was highlighted by Chancellor Angle in his recent C-Note update.

History Major Receives First Retirees Association Scholarship

UTC History Major Jim Fry is the UTC Retirees Association’s first-ever scholarship recipient.

Where History Can Take You: History Major Reports on First Semester Studying in Japan

History major Ethan Gossett reports on his first semester studying at Akita International University in Japan.

Join a Sponsored Day Trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice & the Legacy Museum

As a means to engage with the nation’s racial past and its present-day relevance, UTC’s Africana Studies program and Department of History invite students, faculty, and the wider campus community to join a funded day trip to Montgomery’s National Memorial for Peace & Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.

Academic & Professional Opportunities Showcase on 10/16

The UTC Department of History’s Fall 2019 Lunch, Learn & Link Series will have its third session on Wednesday, October 16!  Click for details.

Phi Alpha Theta and History Club Networking Lunch, 10/2, 11:30-12:30

Phi Alpha Theta and History Club Networking Lunch

What You Can Do with a History Degree: Highlights from History Career Panels

The Department of History’s Lunch, Learn, & Link Series provides opportunities for students to engage with history beyond the classroom. Events include informal lunches with faculty and students, graduate school workshops, and panels featuring professionals whose experiences exemplify the variety of careers that a degree in history make possible. Check out highlights from the 2019 career panels below.

Agents of Change: Documentary Screening and Discussion on 9/26

Are you interested in learning about social movements, intersections of race and education, and the production of social documentaries?  If so, join a screening and discussion of Agents of Change on Thursday, September 26, starting at 5pm in the Multicultural Center, 3rd Floor, University Center.  Film director and producer Abby Ginzberg will talk via Skype about producing the documentary and the history of the first Black Studies programs in the United States.

Department Head Mike Thompson Leads University in Commemorating the History of Engel Stadium

Plaques documenting the history of  Engel Stadium and baseball in Chattanooga were unveiled on Tuesday, September 9, at UTC’s Intramural Sports Complex next to the historic stadium. The plaques were part of a project carried out by UTC students under the direction of history department head Michael Thompson and follow the fascinating history of the stadium, Chattanooga baseball, and their connection to nearby neighborhoods and the city.

Islamophobia Event 9/17/2019

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the UTC College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy and Religion, and College of Health, Education and Professional Studies will present an interfaith panel and community discussion on Islamophobia.

The Department of History Welcomes New Faculty Members

The Department of History is pleased to welcome two new full-time faculty members, Edward Brudney and Mark A. Johnson.  Read more about what they bring to the Department and to UTC.