Blog Archives

Chattanooga’s AVA Gallery Presents Work from UTC History & Art Students

Chattanoogans presents work from UTC History students in A History of White Rage, taught by Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel, and UTC Art majors in Figure Painting, taught by Professor Christina Vogel, in spring 2021.

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Makin’ Bacon: History Class in Hog Heaven Sampling Cured Meats

What started as “one giant hunk of pork” turned into a taste testing for a group of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students.

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A cure for bacon? Preserving Southern food and history

Mark Johnson likes bacon. He has always had an interest in history, too. In “Food and Southern History,” Johnson, a lecturer in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of History, gets to combine those passions.

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Why We Choose History: 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 student recipients of History Department Scholarships!  Read more to learn about why they choose history.

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Spring 2022 Course on American Public History

Want to know more about what historians do outside of the traditional classroom? Looking to eventually work in a museum, state/national park, archive, or a historic preservation organization? Take American Public History!

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Welcome New History Faculty!

The Department of History is pleased to welcome two new faculty members to UTC this year.

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History Bookmark Design Contest!

The History Department cordially invites you to submit an entry for the first History Bookmark Design Contest!  The bookmark will be used by you, History majors, History minors, and Secondary Education-History majors, to show our love for history on and off the UTC campus. The History Department faculty will decide on a winner, who will receive a prize.  

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Fall 2021 Updates

Check out these posts on recent History Department updates.

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Department News and Updates Fall 2021

Check out some recent news from the UTC Department of History.

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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.

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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.

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UTC History and Local Institutions Combine Forces to Honor Historic Black Churches

RISE Chattanooga, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of History, and Leadership Chattanooga have partnered to uncover the rich history of local Black churches.

Scenic Roots Interview on the History of White Rage

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program Susan Eckelmann Berghel was a guest on the WUTC show “Scenic Roots,” where she discussed her course “History of White Rage.”

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Button Design Contest

The History Department invites you to submit an entry for the contest. The button will be worn by you, history majors, to show pride on and off the UTC campus and to recruit more students into our program.

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Where Can History Take You?

The UTC Department of History is excited to launch a new poster campaign that highlights the many places a history degree can take you. 

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