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Upcoming Events — April 6, 12, 13

MLK Historical Walking Tour, Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 PM Starts at Union Depot Historical Marker across from the Read; meeting location address: 158 W. MLK Boulevard Quick reminder: The History Club is hosting a historical walking tour of Martin Luther King Boulevard with Chattanooga Organized for Action’s Michael Gilliland.  Mr. Gilliland will lead the tour and share with us the rich history of our city.  Come out to learn more

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Peace Unveiled Film Screening

In continuation of our history documentary series, the UTC History Club will be screening Peace Unveiled in celebration of Women’s History Month and in collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center. Join us to celebrate three Afghan women who fought against insurmountable odds to protect the rights of women throughout Afghanistan.   When: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6pm Where: Multicultural Center (UC) Open to all There will be free pizza and

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Upcoming History Club Events

The UTC History Club has lots of exciting events planned for the spring semester.  Here are the ones coming up soon: Feb. 1, 5:00 PM, Carmike Majestic 12 Downtown Theater — viewing of Hidden Figures Feb. 5, 2:30 PM, Hunter Museum — Hunter Museum tour with History Department Faculty Feb. 9, 6:00 PM, UTC Multicultural Center — Black History Month Film Screening, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center

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Screaming Queens

A documentary screening sponsored by the UTC History Club and Spectrum November 10, 2016, 5:30 PM Multicultural Center, UC Screening followed by a discussion with UTC history professor Dr. William Kuby Free and open to all

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Highlights from the Historical Tour of the Tennessee Riverfront

On October 13, 2016, the UTC History Club and Southern Adventist University hosted a historical walking tour of the Tennessee riverfront with Maury Nicely.  Check out some of the photos from the tour below.

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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. Featuring: Susan Eckelmann Berghel – moderator Michael Thompson on foreign policy and presidential elections Ryan Edwards

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Check out the documentary films from the Department’s spring break study tour in Vienna and Budapest

Over spring break 2016, Department Head John Swanson led a study tour in Vienna and Budapest for the UTC students in his class on “Two Sides of the Iron Curtain: Making Documentary Film.”  The students worked in pairs and made short documentary films exploring a series of historical and social issues in Austria and Hungary. Check out the films in Vimeo.

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Check out the photos from the Department’s spring break study tour in Vienna and Budapest

Over spring break 2016, Department Head John Swanson led a study tour in Vienna and Budapest for the UTC students in his class on “Two Sides of the Iron Curtain: Making Documentary Film.” Take a look at highlights from the trip on Flickr.

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UTC History Dept. Interns Work on MLK District Mural

UTC History Department interns are working with world-renowned artist Meg Saligman to create a monumental mural in Chattanooga’s MLK District. Read more at the MLK District Mural Blog, and check at the press coverage in the Times Free Press. UTC interns with Mayor Berke.

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How Big Data and UTC Interns are Changing History

UTC interns working with Envisioning History are adding momentum to a big data-driven project on World War II. For more see Mark Kennedy, “Big Data Meets WWII,” Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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