IN CELEBRATION OF
All Things Historical
doctor Myrup proudly presents his SEMI-ANNUAL LIST OF
(FALL 2022 EDITION)
For questions, please contact Dr. Erik Myrup.
HIS 100: Introduction to
African Studies (Dr. Francis Musoni)
This course provides a basic overview of African history, examining the major social, political, and economic transformations that have shaped the continent from the colonial era to the present. The course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the relationship between contemporary Africa and its recent past. (Click here to listen to Dr. Musoni describe his early years in Zimbabwe.) Cross-listed with AAS 100.UK CORE: Global Dynamics
HIS 104: History of Europe through Mid-17th Century (Dr. Erik Myrup)
Lecture: MW 12:00-12:50
Recitation Options: W
1:00-1:50, R 9:30-10:20, R 11:00-11:50, F
11:00-11:50, F 12:00-12:50
HIS 105 - History of Europe, 1648 to the Present (Dr. Tammy Whitlock)
UK CORE: Humanities/Global Dynamics
HIS 108 - History of U.S. through 1876 (Dr. Mark Summers)
Sections 001-012, Lecture: MW 9:00-9:50
Recitation Options: M 1:00-1:50, T 9:30-10:20, W 10:00-10:50, W 12:00-12:50, F 9:00-9:50
U.S. history from the late
16th century to the end of the Civil War, focusing on
the historical ideals of a nation whose heroes ranged
from Washington and Lincoln to the everyday men and
women who were the nameless seed of democracy. Music,
pictures, and standing on tables . . . with the
occasional costume thrown in for good measure! (Click here for an interview
with Dr. Summers.) Note: this course is
supported by Supplemental Instruction, a series
of weekly, peer-led group study sessions.
HIS 108 - History of U.S. through 1876 (Dr. Jane Calvert)
(Honors Section): TR 11:00-12:15
A rigorous and challenging course geared towards upper-level honors students who wish to work directly with a faculty member in a small setting. The course surveys American history from the first British settlements c. 1585 to the end of reconstruction in 1876, covering each of the major epochs: the Colonial Period, the Founding Era, the Early Republic, the Antebellum Period, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Along the way, we will explore ideas that created America—liberty, equality, empire, slavery, racism, consumerism, patriotism, and religion—and the events and people that shaped the era. (Click here to see Dr. Calvert speak about her research on John Dickinson.)UK CORE: Humanities / Community, Culture, and Citizenship in U.S.
HIS 109 - History of U.S. since 1877 (Dr. Melanie Goan)
Lecture: MW 12:00-12:50
Recitation Options: M 10:00-10:50, M 11:00-11:50, T 11:00-11:50, 12:30-1:20, R 11:00-11:50, R 12:30-1:20
Beginning in the years following the Civil War, this course examines how a severely divided nation struggled to heal its wounds, examining the transformation of the United States from a predominantly rural nation into an industrial giant and superpower that even today remains divided along racial, religious, and political lines. (Click here to read an interview with Dr. Goan about her research, and click here to hear Dr. Goan talk about teaching.)UK CORE: Humanities / Community, Culture, and Citizenship in U.S.
|HIS 112 - Making of Modern Kentucky (Dr.
Lecture: TR 2:00-2:50
Recitation Options: T 9:30-10:20, T 12:30-1:20, W 11:00-11:50, W 12:00-12:50, R 9:30-10:20, F 10:00-10:50
This course will
allow you to do hands-on history and learn more about
the state you call home. We will examine the
political, social, economic, environmental, and
cultural dynamics that have shaped modern Kentucky
from 1900 to present. (Click here to see
Dr. Campbell speak about his research on the Gateway
|HIS 121 - War and
Society, 1914-1945 (Dr. Karen Petrone)
Options: TR 8:00-9:15, TR 9:30-10:45, TR
11:00-12:15, TR 12:30-1:45, TR 2:00-3:15
Examines the social impact of the two Great Wars of the twentieth century from a transnational perspective, exploring the impact of warfare in such areas as gender relations, technology, ethics, the demonization of the enemy, propaganda, the welfare state, and postwar efforts to come to terms with the atrocities of war. (Click here to see Dr. Petrone speak about about her research on the memory of World War I.)
HIS 191 - History of World Religions: The New Testament (Dr. David Olster)
An historical introduction to the origins of Christianity through the lens of canonical and apocryphal writings found in the Christian New Testament. Taught in conjunction with CLA 190-001.UK CORE: Humanities/Global Dynamics
HIS 202 - History of British People through the Restoration (Dr. Tammy Whitlock)
Invading Romans, Epic Battles, Angry Celts, Legos, bad poetry, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, and Henry VIII. (Click here for an interview with Dr. Whitlock.)UK CORE: Humanities/Global Dynamics
HIS 206 - History of Colonial Latin America (Dr. Erik Myrup)
Columbus, Cortés, Montezuma,
and Maria the Mad—they're all in there along
with an assortment of two dozen other villains and
heroes for your historical enjoyment. Latin America
and the Iberian world like you never knew before,
taught by an award winning teacher who sometimes
masquerades as Doctor Who. (Click here
for a sample lecture; and click here
for an interview with Dr. Myrup.)
UK CORE: Global Dynamics
HIS 208 - History of the Atlantic World (Dr. Devyn Spence Benson)
This course examines the
connections between Europe, Africa, and the Americas
from 1492 to the present day, focusing especially on
the legacies of slavery, race, and imperialism in
Central America and the Caribbean. (Click here
to watch Dr. Benson discuss her research on
conceptions of race in Cuba in the 1960s.) Taught
in conjunction with AAS 400-012.
UK CORE: Global Dynamics
HIS 229 - Ancient Near East and Greece to the Death of Alexander (Dr. Dan Gargola)
A course that opens the ancient world inside out: Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Jews; Sophocles, Ramesses, Aristotle, Alexander the Great; impossible riddles; Theban plays, Cadmean victories; and a teacher who will know your name. Cross-listed with CLA 229.
UK CORE: Humanities
||HIS 253 - History
of Pre-Colonial Africa (Dr. Hilary Jones)
blockbuster Black Panther introduced audiences
to Wakanda, a fictional country on the African
continent that had never experienced colonization or
westernization. In this course we will treat this same
premise, examining historical evidence of African
state building, advanced and profitable African
economies, and illustrations of traditional African
dress and cultural practices that speak to the
historical roots of the fictional Wakanda
as a bridge between continental Africa and the African
Diaspora. Cross-listed with AAS 253.
UK CORE: Humanities/Global Dynamics
|HIS 260 - African American History to
1865 (Dr. Nikki Brown)
HIS 315 - The U.S. in the Cold War, 1945-1991 (Dr. Mark Summers)
The Iron Curtain,
a nuclear arms race, the making of NATO, a wall in
Berlin, Coca-Colonialism, isolationism, Asialationism,
the Common Market, and uncommon sense. People get
shot, lawful governments get overthrown, public
officials lie like statistics, and we never learn to
stop worrying and love the Bomb. Lots of music and
pictures . . . and jumping on tables for good measure! (Click here for an interview
with Dr. Summers, click here to see Dr.
Summers speak about politics in the Gilded Age,
and click here to watch Dr.
Summers speak about Charles Dickens and history.)
UK CORE: Community, Culture and Citizenship in U.S.
Other 200-Level Courses
HIS 240: History of Kentucky (Dr. Melanie Goan)
Covers more than two hundred years of history, including the early challenges and possibilities of the frontier, the terrible divisions rent by the Civil War, Kentucky's unique position as a border state, and the stereotypes that emerged in the late nineteenth century and still persist today. Includes Bluegrass music and Kentucky cuisine! (Click here to read an interview with Dr. Goan about her research on the suffrage movement in the history of Kentucky.)
HIS 312: Digital History - Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa (Dr. Stephen Davis)
MWF 12:00-12:50How do historians use digital technologies to explore the past and what are the advantages (and disadvantages) of 'doing history digitally'? In this course we will focus on the theory, practice, and methods of using digital technology to visualize, interpret, and synthesize historical evidence. In the process, we will explore successful digital history projects and conduct hands-on experiments of digital technologies in lab sessions. This course is perfect for those interested in digital technologies and online cultures as well as for students who are interested in working with primary sources in new and creative ways. (Click here to watch a short video on student internship opportunities in South Africa that Dr. Davis coordinates each year.)
HIS 315: The U.S. in the Cold War, 1945-1991 (Dr. Mark Summers)
MWF 1:00-1:50The Iron Curtain, a nuclear arms race, the making of NATO, a wall in Berlin, Coca-Colonialism, isolationism, Asialationism, the Common Market, and uncommon sense. People get shot, lawful governments get overthrown, public officials lie like statistics, and we never learn to stop worrying and love the Bomb. Lots of music and pictures! (Click here for an interview with Dr. Summers, click here to see Dr. Summers speak about politics in the Gilded Age, and click here to watch Dr. Summers speak about Charles Dickens and history.)
HIS 320: Advance Studies in American Military History (Major Christopher Hanes)
Examines American military campaigns and leaders in the broader context of U.S. history. If you’re in ROTC, this is the course for you! (Click here to read about Major Hanes's experiences in Iraq.) Cross-listed with AMS 320.
HIS 328: Representing the Holocaust (Dr. Sheila Elana Jelen)
TR 11:00-12:15An examination of representations of the Holocaust taught by a specialist in modern Jewish history and literature. (Click here to read an article on Dr. Jelen's life and her interest in Jewish history.) Cross-listed with HJS 328 and MCL 328.
HIS 330: A History of Western Religious Thought to the Reformation (Dr. Sinu Rose)
HIS 349-001: Topics in History - Western Christianity and Scientific Thought (Dr. Sinu Rose)
TR 12:30-1:45This course examines the popularly conceived conflict between religion and science which were pivotal in the evolution of modern western cultures and provides a kaleidoscopic understanding of the chronological and historical perspectives on the attitude of the church towards scientific thought from the earliest times to the 19th century.
HIS 349-002: Topics in History - History of Crime (Dr. Tammy Whitlock)
MW 3:00-4:15Need to know how to beat the rap for witchcraft? How far back to set your time machine so that dueling is perfectly legal? (RIP Hamilton) Is it true that women are more murderous than men? Explore these questions and more in our new history of crime course. Note: No legal counsel provided. Enroll at your own risk. (Click here for an interview with Dr. Whitlock about her research on the history of crime.)
HIS 351-001: Topics in U.S. History - U.S. Immigration History (Dr. Eladio Bobadilla)
HIS 351-002: Topics in U.S. History - Jewish Experience (Dr. Jeremy Popkin)
MWF 1:00-1:50This course examines how a small minority that had always experienced prejudice and discrimination found a home in the United States, the first country in the world to grant Jews full citizenship, and how they grew to become the largest Jewish community in the world. Topics include the creation of the first Jewish settlements in America in the colonial and revolutionary periods, the major waves of Jewish immigration in the mid-19th century and the years around 1900, the ways in which Jewish immigrants and their children adapted to American life, the different religious currents that developed among American Jews, and the effects of the Holocaust and the creation of the Jewish state of Israel on American Jewish life. (Click here to hear to Dr. Popkin discuss UK's Jewish Studies program.)
HIS 351-003: Topics in U.S. History - Slavery and the U.S. Constitution (Dr. George Wright)
Description forthcoming. (Click here to read about Dr. Wright's connections to the University of Kentucky.) Taught in conjunction with HIS 595-002 and AAS 400-003.
351-004: Topics in U.S. History - History Detectives
(Dr. Nikki Brown)
Description forthcoming. (Click here to hear Dr. Brown speak about her research on African American history in Louisiana.) Taught in conjunction with AAS 400-007.
HIS 351-005: Topics in U.S. History - Slavery and Resistance (Dr. Vanessa Holden)
MW 3:00-4:15This course guides students through the interdisciplinary study of American chattel slavery with a focus on resistance, rebellion, and survival. Students will engage the history of the Atlantic World and the United States from a range of disciplinary perspectives, reading contemporary creative works that depicts the era of Atlantic slavery, slave rebellion, and Black life in the Era of Emancipation. (Click here for background on Dr. Holden.) Taught in conjunction with AAS 400-008.
HIS 351-006: Topics in U.S. History - Slavery Records Practicum (Dr. Kathy Newfont)TR 2:00-3:15
forthcoming. (Click here
to see a sample lecture by Dr. Newfont.)
Taught in conjunction with AAS
HIS 355-002: Topics in Non Western History - Women in Africa (Dr. Hilary Jones)
TR 11:00-12:15This course examines the African past through the lens of women, gender, and sexuality. Through readings, research, and discussion we will learn about how and why women held power and authority in African states and societies as well as in the spiritual world. Additionally, we will examine the gender impact of European colonialism on women and African women’s responses to the social, economic, and political changes wrought by colonialism. Taught in conjunction with AAS 400-010.
HIS 355-003: Topics in Non Western History - Cuban Revolution (Dr. Devyn Spence Benson)
TR 9:30-10:45Description forthcoming. (Click here to watch Dr. Benson discuss her research on conceptions of race in Cuba in the 1960s.) Taught in conjunction with AAS 400-011 and HIS 595-001.
HIS 363: Sports, Politics, and Business in the United States (Dr. Gerald Smith)Fully Online (Asynchronous). Part-of-term course: August 22 - October 14
This course draws upon sports to chronicle social, cultural, and political issues in American history. Students will explore colonial America, slavery, progressive reform, urbanization, world wars, women's rights, and the black freedom struggle, examining how athletes and others have contributed to the construction of American business and politics. (Click here to see Dr. Smith talk about teaching.)
HIS 375: Europe and the World in the Age of the French Revolution (Dr. Jeremy Popkin)
A study of the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that transformed Europe during the age of the French Revolution and Napoleon, with special emphasis on the relationship between Europe and the non-European world during this period. (Click here to see Dr. Popkin discuss the legacies and influences of the French Revolution.)
HIS 378: Renaissance Europe (Dr. Scott Taylor)
HIS 469: The Kentucky African American Experience (Dr. Gerald Smith)
T 3:30-6:00Come explore the African American experience in the context of the history of the Commonwealth. Taught by a professor who has written a general history of the African American experience in Kentucky. (Click here to see Dr. Smith talk about using the early papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., in his own research.) Cross-listed with AAS 469.
501: Fourth Century Greece and the Hellenistic
World (Dr. Dan Gargola)
HIS 556: The British Empire, 1322-1879 (Dr. Mark Summers)
MWF 11:00-11:50Good Queen Bess and Bad King George present the British empire: an introduction to the history of the greatest empire not in a galaxy far, far away. How a fragment of an island with terrible cooking and too much rain became world champion, from Braveheart to the vexed Bermoothes, from the Spanish Armada to Zanzibar. A star-studded show with a supporting case of millions. Cricket anyone? Lots of music, movie clips, and pictures . . . with occasional hopping and jumping (on tables) for good measure! Open to all interested students. (Click here for an interview with Dr. Summers, click here to see Dr. Summers speak about politics in the Gilded Age, and click here to watch Dr. Summers speak about Charles Dickens and history.)
HIS 562: History of Modern Mexico (Dr. Francie Chassen-López)
TR 2:00-3:15Following a brief survey of Mexican political history from Independence to the present, this course examines major historical themes in Mexican history, including landholding and agrarian problems, church and state, and the 1910 Revolution. (Click here for an interview that includes Dr. Chassen-López.)
HIS 595-001: Studies in History - Cuban Revolution (Dr. Devyn Spence Benson)
HIS 595-002: Studies in History - Slavery and the U.S. Constitution (Dr. George C. Wright)
W 3:00-5:30Description forthcoming. (Click here to read about Dr. Wright's connections to the University of Kentucky.) Taught in conjunction with HIS 351-003 and AAS 400-003.
HIS 595-003: Studies in History - Introduction to Public History (Dr. Daniel Vivian)
HIS 595-004: Studies in History - National Register of Nominations (Dr. Daniel Vivian)
Methods and Capstone Courses
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