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.”
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 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.
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!
UTC’s Department of History and Africana Studies program are pleased to welcome 2016 National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan to deliver the 4th annual Africana Studies Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30pm.
The UTC History Club will be screening Peace Unveiled in celebration of Women’s History Month and in collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center on March 9, 2017. Join us to celebrate three Afghan women who fought against insurmountable odds to protect the rights of women throughout Afghanistan.
UTC Visual History Film Screening with award-winning documentary filmmaker David Fedele on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. David’s latest film “The Land Between” (2014) follows sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco, dreaming of entering Europe for a better life. The film premiered and was awarded “Best Feature-length Documentary” at the FIFE International Environmental Film Festival in Paris, and has since been broadcast and screened widely around the world.
The UTC History Club will be screening “Mississippi: Is This America?” in celebration of Black History Month in collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center and the UTC Film Club on Thursday, February 9, at 6:00pm. The documentary sheds light on the stories of the men, women, and youth who fought for justice and freedom in 1960s Mississippi.
Dr. Michael Thompson, UC Foundation Associate Professor of History, published his book entitled “Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port” with the University of South Carolina Press in 2015, and has since received outstanding reviews from top scholars in the field.
How do women in Israeli and Palestinian conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements’ strict ideas about male and female roles? How and why does this activism happen in some movements but not in others? Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit will discuss her research on those questions, which were the subject of her book “Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right” (Princeton University Press, 2015).