A great article on why we need history majors!
Dr. Julia Cummiskey, assistant professor of history, is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of the History of Medicine. Dr. Cummiskey authored the below article as part of a series on “A Historical Guide to Pandemic Responses,” published by the JHU Department of the History of Medicine.
UTC History Department Head and UC Foundation Associate Professor Michael Thompson and UTC senior and History Minor Nate Collyer wrote a three-part series that was published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on the History Department’s work to commemorate the history of Engel Stadium and baseball in Chattanooga.
Plaques documenting the history of Engel Stadium and baseball in Chattanooga were unveiled on 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.
The American Historical Association highlights and condemns the dangers of the “deployment of histories invented in the interest of bigotry, violence, and division”
The BBC on why humanities degrees like history are far from being “worthless” and may in fact “set you up for life.”
Highlights from a recent article in The Washington Post by Ronald J. Daniels, the president of Johns Hopkins University, on why taking history and other humanities courses benefits us all.
On September 16-18 the UTC Department of History and the University of the South hosted Dr. Amy Wood of Illinois State University for an event series on the lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga. Check out the news coverage and pictures from the events.
The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga: A Critical Discussion of the History of Racial Violence in the U.S.
How Humanities Can Help Fix the World: John McCumber in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of the humanities.
Calling all history majors! Check out this job opportunity at the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth, GA with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Parks & Historic Sites.
History news from summer 2017: Why history is still such a useful major, and why studying the liberal arts gives you an edge, in the job market and beyond.
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 March 23.
On October 5, the UTC History Club and Euphrates Chapter held a roundtable with UTC’s history faculty on “The U.S. and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election.” The History Department’s regional experts broke down the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates for an audience of UTC students, professors, and community members.