Want to Be a History Department TA?

March 30, 2015
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Now that Bethel is past spring break, we’re all starting to look to the end of one school year… but also to the start of another. So in late April or early May, our faculty will be hiring teaching assistants (TAs) for 2015-16. Typically, each of our professors works with one or two TAs, and several of […]

The History and Vision of Pietism

March 30, 2015
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Olson & Collins Winn, Reclaiming Pietism

If you’re interested in better understanding the religious tradition that has so distinctively shaped Bethel University, come by The Underground tomorrow afternoon (3/31, 3:30-4:30pm) for a presentation on “The History and Vision of Pietism,” by Prof. Christian Collins Winn (professor of historical and systematic theology, who has regularly taught our department’s course on The Reformations) and […]

Wednesday’s Webisode: Biography and History

March 25, 2015
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Screen shot of Past & Presence interview with AnneMarie Kooistra

After a week off for Spring Break, Past & Presence returns today with an episode dedicated to biography: The episode’s theme shows up in several different ways: Prof. Chris Gehrz hosts the episode from his hometown of Stillwater, introducing viewers to some of the formative sites in his life He and Prof. Amy Poppinga discuss their favorite […]

The American Yawp

March 12, 2015
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The American Yawp home page

Congratulations to Ben Wright ’05, who recently won the Digital Humanities Award for Best Use of DH for Public Engagement as co-editor of The American Yawp, a pioneering online U.S. history textbook that is free, open, and built collaboratively by a lengthy (300+) and impressive list of historians: Unchecked by profit motives or business models, and free […]

Wednesday’s Webisode: The Minnesota History Center

March 11, 2015
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Chris Gehrz at the Minnesota History Center

To this point we’ve been naming each installment of Past & Presence after the topics of our weekly faculty conversations, but this week the star of the show is the place we visit: Yes, we had the great privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Thanks to our host Matt […]

We’re Hiring! Announcing Our New Ancient-Digital Position

March 5, 2015
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Help wanted sign

We’re happy to announce that we’ve begun a job search for the newest member of our faculty: a gifted, innovative teacher committed to the mission of Bethel and able to straddle the fields of ancient/medieval and digital history. First, our new colleague will teach upper-division courses in ancient and medieval history, and as a member of the team for GES130 Christianity and Western Culture. […]

Wednesday’s Webisode: A Usable Past?

March 4, 2015
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Screen shot of Amy Poppinga from Episode 5 of Past & Presence

Episode five of Past & Presence is now available! It’s a special episode on at least two counts: It’s the first to be hosted somewhere beyond Bethel’s campus — at Bethel’s former campus across from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul! And it’s the first to feature two of our teaching assistants in place of faculty members for […]

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