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Chattanooga’s AVA Gallery Presents Work from UTC History & Art Students

Chattanoogans presents work from UTC History students in A History of White Rage, taught by Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel, and UTC Art majors in Figure Painting, taught by Professor Christina Vogel, in spring 2021.

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Africana Studies Minor Kennedy Rawls Discusses the Politics of Cuisine in Black Nationalism Movement

“What I learned about cooking and food through my family is the importance of women and the survival of food traditions and simply to have the patience to learn, memorize, and balance flavor to create a beautiful dish.”

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Soul Food Combines All of America’s Flavors, Experts Say

Kenyatta Ashford fondly remembers family dinners from his childhood in Louisiana as “like a hug.”

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Event with Cornel West on January 28

Event with Cornel West on January 28.

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Events for Students – Lunch, Learn & Link and Phi Alpha Theta

The UTC Department of History is pleased to announce its Spring 2022 Lunch, Learn & Link Series and Phi Alpha Theta meeting.  Save the dates, and look out for more information on these and additional events!

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Lunch, Learn & Link #1 on 1/19

Lunch, Learn & Link Event #1 | Open Forum: Historians React to Current Events | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / 12:00-1:00 | In-Person and via Zoom

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Why We Choose History: 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 student recipients of History Department Scholarships!  Read more to learn about why they choose history.

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Dr. Mike Thompson’s New Article on Disease and Racial Politics in Times of COVID-19

UC Foundation Association Professor and Department Head Michael Thompson’s recent article on “The Wages of Acclimation: Presumed Black Immunity to Yellow Fever and the Racial Politics of Burial Labour in 1855 Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia,” was published in a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal Human Remains and Violence on “Burial and the Politics of Dead Bodies in Times of COVID-19.”

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Cherokee Removal Lecture on 11/15

*** The Moccasin Bend Lecture Series Presents “Rivers, Rails & Roads: Transportation During the Cherokee Removal” Monday, November 15, 7 p.m. at IMAX Theater   CHATTANOOGA, TN, November 8, 2021 —The 16th Annual Moccasin Bend Lecture Series concludes with a presentation on Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. featuring “Rivers, Rails & Roads: Transportation During the Cherokee Removal.” Guest speaker, Amy Kostine, the National Trails Program Coordinator for the Center

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The Slave Trade & Capitalism — A Conversation with Prof. Joshua D. Rothman

More news on the Slave Trade & Capitalism — A Conversation with Prof. Joshua D. Rothman.

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Event on 10/14 – Slave Trade and Capitalism: A Conversation with Prof. Joshua D. Rothman

October 14 @ 4pm in Derthick 201 — Professor Joshua D. Rothman in conversation with the UTC community about his new book The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America.

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Student and Alumni News Fall 2021

Check out some recent news from UTC Department of History students and alumni.

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Faculty News and Updates Fall 2021

The UTC Department of History is comprised of distinguished faculty members whose scholarship and teaching contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a variety of fields. Check out some of their recent accomplishments here.

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Mark Johnson’s Book

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Johnson, lecturer in the UTC Department of History, on the publication of his book Rough Tactics: Black Performance in Political Spectacles, 1877-1932 (University Press of Mississippi, 2021).

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Ed Johnson Memorial Dedication

The Ed Johnson Memorial Dedication is a multi-day series of programs and presentations from Thursday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 19 in Chattanooga, and you are invited to participate. Events explore the story of Ed Johnson, the victim of a lynching in 1906, through the lens of history, art, storytelling and remembrance.

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