Blog Archives

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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Lunch, Learn & Link #1 on 9/15

Lunch, Learn & Link Event #1 | Open Forum: Historians React to Current Events | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / 12:00-1:00 | In-Person and via Zoom

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

The UTC Department of History is pleased to announce its Fall 2021 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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Event on 4/14 – From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past

“From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past,” Wednesday, April 14 @ 3:30pm EST, Dr. Renée Ater, Provost Visiting Professor, Africana Studies, Brown University

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UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series — Shane Morrow

In partnership with RISE Chattanooga, the UTC Africana Studies Program and the Department of History invite you to participate in this semester’s student-led interview series with prominent community members! On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:50 a.m., UTC students will ask Shane Morrow, the RISE Chattanooga Executive Director, questions about his community leadership and his vision for Chattanooga.

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“The Future of Confederate Monuments” – 3/29, 6-7pm, Zoom

On Monday, March 29th from 6-7pm, the History Department and Africana Studies Program invite the UTC and Chattanooga communities to engage in a virtual conversation about “The Future of Confederate Monuments” with Virginia Tech professor and artist Meredith Drum.

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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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UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series — Karitsa Mosley-Jones

Join RISE Chattanooga and the UTC Department of History on Zoom as we connect communities for a series of talks on “The Struggle for Racial Justice and Equity.”

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Free Historical Walking Tours

The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program are pleased to again partner with RISE Chattanooga and the People’s History of Chattanooga Project this Spring to offer four walking tours at no cost to members of the UTC community.

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Scenic Roots Interview on the History of White Rage

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program Susan Eckelmann Berghel was a guest on the WUTC show “Scenic Roots,” where she discussed her course “History of White Rage.”

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Lunch, Learn & Link #2 on 2/22

LLL#2 will be an open forum where faculty in the History Department will comment on current events in the world. A big bonus is that student attendees will receive some door-delivery prizes! 

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