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Check Out Prof. Goldberg’s New Book!

Congratulations to Prof. Charlie Goldberg, whose first book has been published by Routledge! Here's the full publisher's description of Roman Masculinity and Politics from Republic to Empire: This volume explores the role that republican political participation played in forging elite Roman masculinity. It situates familiarly "manly" traits like militarism, aggressive sexuality, and the pursuit of power … Continue reading Check Out Prof. Goldberg’s New Book!

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Alumni, We’d Like to Hear from You!

Attention, Bethel History alumni! In part because it's been about ten years since the last time we gathered such information and in part to help us make plans for the next ten years, we'd like to invite you to complete a short survey about your academic experience at Bethel, your views of our department, and … Continue reading Alumni, We’d Like to Hear from You!

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Publication Day for Faith and History: A Devotional

Today marks the official publication of Faith and History: A Devotional! Co-edited by our own Chris Gehrz, the book features biblical meditations by some forty Christian historians, including Prof. Amy Poppinga. In their introduction, Chris and co-editor Beth Allison Barr (Baylor University) explain how they "find the prayers and stories of faithful believers from the … Continue reading Publication Day for Faith and History: A Devotional

Announcing Ruben Rivera’s Retirement

After twenty-three years at Bethel, our friend Ruben Rivera has decided to retire at the end of December. Before becoming the university's chief diversity officer in 2014, Ruben served as a history professor, teaching courses like Latin American Civilizations, Minorities in America, Hispanic Christianity, and Christianity in Western Culture. We'd love to hear from many … Continue reading Announcing Ruben Rivera’s Retirement

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Prof. Gehrz in Bethel Magazine: College under COVID

The current issue of Bethel Magazine includes a letter that history professor Chris Gehrz addressed to his students at the beginning of a semester that has been shaped in many ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's part of how Prof. Gehrz explained why the pandemic should nudge students to think more intentionally about the purpose … Continue reading Prof. Gehrz in Bethel Magazine: College under COVID

What Can You Do with a History Major? Become President of the United States

Earlier today, the Associated Press, Fox News, CNN, and other major news organizations formally called the presidential election for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Assuming that result holds up after any recounts or legal challenges (2020 is still 2020, after all), Biden will become the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021. He'll … Continue reading What Can You Do with a History Major? Become President of the United States

Four Tenets for Talking about “Our History”

Today's guest post comes from Bethel History graduate Tim Anderson '05. Featured recently by Bethel News for his work with Ace in the City, a community development organization he founded in 2008 that cultivates belonging in the neighborhoods of South Minneapolis and beyond, Tim initially shared this thought-provoking post last month on his Facebook page. … Continue reading Four Tenets for Talking about “Our History”

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What Do Students Do in Advanced Digital Humanities?

Get a glimpse inside this fall's section of DIG300 Advanced Digital Humanities, via this video from Prof. Goldberg featuring his students' work in the field of photogrammetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8tUoshBSDg What's especially cool about this project is that our DH students are both creating artifacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for future historians and engaging in storytelling — … Continue reading What Do Students Do in Advanced Digital Humanities?

What We’re Teaching Next Interim and Spring

Today is Advising Day at Bethel — classes take a break so that students can meet with their advisors, talk through their four-year plans, and decide on classes for next interim and spring. Here's what we'll be teaching in the first half of 2021: Interim 2021 HIS223L History of the American West (AnneMarie Kooistra, morning, face-to-face)Counts … Continue reading What We’re Teaching Next Interim and Spring