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Opinion: America and the world need history majors

A great article on why we need history majors! 

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Dr. Julia Cummiskey on COVID-19: It’s Time to Invest in Public Health Infrastructure

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.

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Times Free Press Highlights Work to Commemorate History of Engel Stadium

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.

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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 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.

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American Historical Association on History and Advocacy

The American Historical Association highlights and condemns the dangers of the “deployment of histories invented in the interest of bigotry, violence, and division”

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Why Humanities Degrees May Set You Up for Life

The BBC on why humanities degrees like history are far from being “worthless” and may in fact “set you up for life.”

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Want to Dominate the Business World? Study History.

An article from The Conversation highlights how history majors have an edge in the business world.

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Take a History Course, Do Good

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.

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News and Highlights from Ed Johnson Events

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.

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Events This Week — The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga

The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga: A Critical Discussion of the History of Racial Violence in the U.S.

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How Humanities Can Help Fix the World

How Humanities Can Help Fix the World: John McCumber in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of the humanities.

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Jobs for History Majors

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.

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History News Summer 2017

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.

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National Book Award Finalist Delivers 4th Annual Africana Studies Lecture on March 23

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.

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The U.S. and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

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.

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