Every year since 2013, business author Dan Schawbel has shared 10 workplace trends he expects to see in the coming year. One of his 2020 predictions should especially interest current and prospective Bethel students who wonder what you can do with a liberal arts major like History: The return of the liberal arts major. AI [artificial … Continue reading One Trend for 2020: Hiring History Majors!
On Thursday, December 12, Britons will vote in the United Kingdom's first general election since 2017. Two years ago, the Conservative Party actually increased its share of the overall vote — but lost seats in the House of Commons. Since then, the ongoing debate over how to implement Brexit (Britain's departure from the European Union) … Continue reading Save the Date: UK Election Watch Party on December 12th
If you're a high school student who would like to study history or a related field at one of the best Christian universities in the country, check out Bethel's new Arts and Humanities Scholarships — one for full tuition, three more for $10,000 each, and all renewable for up to a total of four years. … Continue reading Apply for a Full Scholarship to Study History at Bethel
Attention all Bethel History students, alumni, faculty, and friends: If you've ever wanted to sport some Bethel History merchandise, we're taking orders for a new department T-shirt. Yet another contribution by our wonderfully talented Graphic Design/History TA Mary Hitt, the T-shirt will cost $10. For now just add your name to this spreadsheet by November … Continue reading How to Order a Bethel History Department T-Shirt
This month we're honored to partner with the Philosophy Department and Office of the President in hosting Roots, a grassroots network seeking to encourage understanding, nonviolence, and transformation between Palestinians and Israelis. On Tuesday, November 12, Shadi Awad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger will present "A Painful Hope: Unlikely Partners for Peace in Israel and Palestine." … Continue reading November 12: Partners for Peace in Israel and Palestine
Join us for Chapel next Friday (11/8), when our own Prof. Chris Gehrz will be the speaker. The author or editor of three books on Pietism, Prof. Gehrz will be talking about Bethel's roots in that Christian tradition, using the Emmaus Road story in Luke 24 to explain Pietist emphases on the Bible, personal experience … Continue reading Prof. Gehrz in Chapel on November 8th
The History Department is sad to announce the passing of Dr. James E. Johnson, professor of history emeritus, on October 11, 2019, at the age of 92. Former students will remember his love of American history, his distinct lecture style, and his passion for justice. A memorial service for Dr. Johnson will be held Saturday, … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Jim Johnson
With Advising Day coming up on Wednesday, let's look at one more of our courses for Spring 2020, this one taught by Dr. Diana Magnuson. HIS200L American Civilization Days/Times: TR 8:00-9:15am in Spring 2020 Prerequisites: GES 130 Christianity and Western Culture and GES160 Inquiry Seminar, or GES244 Humanities III Counts for: • Major requirement: Social Studies Education 5-12; … Continue reading Course Previews: American Civilization
For our last Monday in October, one more set of faculty favorites. What's your favorite museum? Amy Poppinga: One I highly recommend is the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic. There are multiple small museums housed across 8 sites (six synagogues, a town hall, and a cemetery) all within walking distance of each other. I was … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums
Our week ends with one more preview of a Spring 2020 class, this one from Dr. AnneMarie Kooistra. HIS302 History of Sexuality in the United States Days/Times: MWF 11:10-12:20 in Spring 2020 Prerequisite: sophomore standing Counts for: • Major option: History (American category or elective); Social Studies Education (content area elective); Digital Humanities (Humanities core elective) • Minor … Continue reading Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the U.S.