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

Righteous Transgressions: A Lecture by Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit

RIGHTEOUS TRANSGRESSIONS: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right – A Lecture by Prof. Lihi Ben Shitrit – Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM Derthick Hall 201, University of Tennessee Chattanooga Free + Open to the Public   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

2016 Holocaust Lecture

The Youngest Children in Buchenwald 2016 Holocaust Lecture Julius Maslovat, child survivor of the Buchenwald and Bergen Belsen camps Kenneth Waltzer, Professor of History Emeritus at Michigan State University and former Director of Jewish Studies October 24, 2016, 5:30 PM Derthick Hall 101 Free and open to all

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.

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

Summer Highlights

The UTC History Faculty had a busy summer.  Here are some of the highlights. Ryan Edwards spent the summer teaching incarcerated students at Cayuga Correctional Facility and making the move from Ithaca to Chattanooga. He is very excited about joining the history department and exploring eastern Tennessee. Boris Gorshkov taught at UTC and worked on chapters of his new book, Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin: Adaptation, Survival,

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, recently completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University.  His work engages historical geography, political ecology, and science and technology studies. Through interdisciplinary methods and multiple historiographies, he examines nature-society relations, especially those that emerge through the confluence of science, cultural practices, and national and state-formation.  This semester he’ll be teaching an upper-level course

Why the U.S. President Needs a Council of Historians

In a new article in The Atlantic, Graham Allison and Niall Ferguson, both scholars at Harvard University, urge the president to establish a “Council of Historians,” arguing that “the U.S. could avoid future disaster if policy makers started looking more to the past.” A key passage: We suggest that the charter for the future Council of Historical Advisers begin with Thucydides’s observation that “the events of future history … will be of the

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.” Read the full post here.

More reasons to study history: “Why America’s Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education”

More reasons to study history, this time from The Atlantic.  Some key passages: “[W]hen businesses go hunting for CEOs or managers, “they will say, a couple of decades out, that I’m looking for a liberal arts grad,” said Judy Samuelson, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.” “[T]o succeed in the long term, [students will] require an education that allows them to grow, adapt, and contribute as citizens—and