1934 Minneapolis strike and cover of The Devil's Music

Faculty Favorites: Dream Courses

Later this month we'll be previewing a few of our Interim and Spring 2020 courses. But as our Faculty Favorites series continues, we thought we'd share some courses that don't exist yet... but we'd be interested in teaching at some point in the future. If you could design a new course to put in your teaching rotation, … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Dream Courses

Photos of Hawaii and Greece

Faculty Favorites: Travel

So far in this Monday morning series we've shared some of our faculty's favorite biographies and other books, movies and music, and Bethel colleagues. Today we're moving off-campus... What's your favorite place in the United States to visit? Why do you love being there? Amy Poppinga (below): Hawaii! I love everything about it! Each island … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Travel

Justin hiking through Zion National Park

What We Did On Our Summer Break: Students

Now that our profs have had a chance to report on summer highlights, we thought we'd turn the theme over to a few of our 2018-2019 department teaching assistants. How do Bethel History students spend their summers? Haley Johnson '19:  This summer I did quite a few things. I worked on a project with Compass Airlines … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Break: Students

Prof. Goldberg in Greece

What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

It's the first week of the new year at Bethel, but before we get too far into the fall, we thought we'd look back at what the people of AC 2nd did with their summers. We'll hear from some students soon enough. But let's start with a few members of our faculty: Amy Poppinga: It is … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

The Gehrz children at Jamestown

Recommendations for History-Related Summer Travel

If you're like our faculty, you'll spend at least some of your summer traveling the United States. If you'd like to indulge your love of history during those journeys, some historians have been doubling as travel writers in recent weeks. At The Anxious Bench, our own Chris Gehrz and his co-bloggers shared nine favorite historic sites, … Continue reading Recommendations for History-Related Summer Travel

Lynae and Dana Morrison with a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL

The AC 2nd Travelogue: The Land of Lincoln

Last summer sisters Lynae ('08) and Dana ('12) Morrison kicked off our alumni/student travelogue series by recounting their trip to Kansas City, Missouri. Today we're happy to share their latest historical travels in the Midwest! If you'd like to write for this or our other recurring blog series, please get in touch with Prof. Chris Gehrz. It … Continue reading The AC 2nd Travelogue: The Land of Lincoln

Trafalgar Square

The AC 2nd Travelogue: An Alum’s Experience of Our WWI Trip

A week of posts on our recent World War I travel course concludes today with these reflections from Anne-Britt Mulberry '00, who accompanied her husband, Prof. Sam Mulberry, on the trip for its first two weeks. Anne-Britt had a unique perspective: not only an alum and faculty spouse, but a former student and TA in HIS230L back … Continue reading The AC 2nd Travelogue: An Alum’s Experience of Our WWI Trip

The AC 2nd Travelogue: Oxford and Environs

Today we'll continue our new series of travel writing by Bethel History students and alumni. If you'd like to contribute to the series, please e-mail Prof. Chris Gehrz. This fall History/Business & Political Science major Fletcher Warren ('15) is spending the semester in England, studying at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) in Oxford. When he returns we'll make … Continue reading The AC 2nd Travelogue: Oxford and Environs