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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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Student Films about the Holocaust

UTC students present the films they made about the Holocaust while in Germany and Poland on a study tour led by Dr. John Swanson. Friday, April 21, 5:00 PM.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Film Screening

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.

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History Graduate School Information Session

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.

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MLK Historical Walking Tour

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!

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Peace Unveiled Film Screening

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.

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Thursday: History Club Documentary Screening

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.

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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.

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FRI. NOV. 18: Righteous Transgressions: A Lecture by Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit

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).

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Screaming Queens

A documentary screening sponsored by the UTC History Club and Spectrum.

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Righteous Transgressions: A Lecture by Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit

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).

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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.

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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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New Faculty and Courses

The History Department is excited to welcome two new faculty members to UTC — Ryan Edwards, a scholar of modern Latin America, who recently completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University, and Fang Yu Hu, an expert on East Asia, who received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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The Flexibility of a History Degree

A new post from the AHA discusses the career flexibility and versatility history majors get with their degrees. History, as the author notes, “is an all-encompassing degree.”

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