Pandemics and History

Check out the newest online project from our faculty! Hosted by Prof. Chris Gehrz, Pandemics and the Liberal Arts is a limited-run podcast series exploring the ways that academic disciplines in the liberal arts can help us understand and respond to public health crises like what we're experiencing right now with COVID-19. In future episodes, PLA will … Continue reading Pandemics and History

Seeing Animals: The New Podcast from Prof. Berglund

Check out Seeing Animals, the new podcast from Prof. Annie Berglund '13! Yesterday's debut featured Annie's interview with Jered Camp, co-founder of the Iowa Farm Sanctuary, and new episodes will drop each week this spring and fall, as Annie continues to talk with practitioners and researchers who work in fields related to animal rights. Seeing Animals … Continue reading Seeing Animals: The New Podcast from Prof. Berglund

How One of Our Students Is Encouraging Gen Z to “Relearn, Reconnect, and Reengage with History”

Congratulations to Mary Hitt '20, our resident social media/marketing TA, who drew on her History minor for her senior project in the Graphic Design major: seeking new ways "to encourage Generation Z to relearn, reconnect and reengage with history in order to instill research skills, critical thinking skills as well as the ability to take … Continue reading How One of Our Students Is Encouraging Gen Z to “Relearn, Reconnect, and Reengage with History”

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A New Season of Bethel History Podcasts

Now that classes are all up and running for the fall, it's time to launch new seasons of our faculty podcasts! • First up is Bookish @ Bethel, in which Prof. AnneMarie Kooistra and her colleagues from the Humanities program talk through great works of literature. This week: the play Bacchae by Euripides. (And check out the Bookish blog, … Continue reading A New Season of Bethel History Podcasts

Our Newest Podcast: Bookish

We're excited to announce the debut of Bookish @ Bethel, a new podcast on the Live from AC2nd network! Featuring our own Prof. AnneMarie Kooistra and Philosophy professor Carrie Peffley, Bookish will feature conversations about books and other texts that feature in Bethel's Humanities Program. (Carrie and AnneMarie help lead one of the Humanities teaching teams.) For the … Continue reading Our Newest Podcast: Bookish

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Upcoming Library Talks: Debating Liberty and Thinking in Public

History students and alumni might be interested in two faculty talks coming up in the Bethel University Library's Prime Time series: • For American history and politics buffs... This Thursday morning (3/7, 11:15am) Political Science professor Mitchell Krumm will examine how Federalists and Anti-Federalists used the ideas of the French philosopher Montesquieu to articulate "dramatically … Continue reading Upcoming Library Talks: Debating Liberty and Thinking in Public

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How To Follow Our Podcasts

Ever since CWC: The Radio Show debuted in the summer of 2006, AC 2nd has  been a hub for podcasting at Bethel. History and Political Science faculty collaborate on several current podcasts, including: • Election Shock Therapy: Political scientists Chris Moore, Andy Bramsen, and Mitchell Krumm analyze current events in American and international politics — and sometimes the politics … Continue reading How To Follow Our Podcasts

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Previewing a New Course: The History and Politics of Sports

I'm excited to meet new classes this week, but even as they get underway, I can't help but look ahead to Spring 2020 and a new course I'll be teaching with Political Science professor Chris Moore: HIS/POS252L History and Politics of Sports. As I explained last week at my own blog, I've wanted to create a … Continue reading Previewing a New Course: The History and Politics of Sports