History Department News
Profs. Susan Eckelmann Berghel and Mark Johnson took students on a Chattanooga Civil Rights tour, the opening event for the Africana Studies / First-Generation College Students trip to Civil Rights sites in Montgomery and Birmingham. Check out the pictures from the tour.
Prof. Eddie Brudney published an article entitled “(P)Reimagining the Nation: Citizenship, Labor, and the State in António Ribeiro Sanches’s Cartas sobre a educação da mocidade” in Luso-Brazilian Review (Vol. 57, no. 1, 2020).
Enraged and saddened by the recent murders of unarmed citizens, the Africana Studies program condemns the anti-Black racism that permits such acts. But expressions of condemnation and solidarity are not enough. As a program, we want to take this moment to share our reflections on what role we can play in confronting racism locally and globally and take responsibility for our shortcomings up to this point.
African American students, faculty, and staff - share your stories to be a part of this commemorative video project to capture the voices of change in 2020. Please submit your stories by Thursday, June 18th at 12 pm, Noon.
Dr. Julia Cummiskey, assistant professor of history, is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of the History of Medicine. Dr. Cummiskey authored the below article as part of a series on "A Historical Guide to Pandemic Responses," published by the JHU Department of the History of Medicine.
Dr. Julia Cummiskey published an article entitled "'An Ecological Experiment on the Grand Scale': Creating an Experimental Field in Bwamba, Uganda, 1942–1950" in the March 2020 (111, no. 1) issue of Isis, A Journal of the History of Science Society. The article is available to download for free for one month.
See student reactions and highlights from the simulation workshop that showed the impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment between 1932-1972 and taught students about racism in the medical profession.