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Department of History

College of Arts & Sciences

History Graduate Student Featured in ETSU Footprints

History Graduate Student Stuart Shelton Featured in ETSU Footprints

 

The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties.

 

History Graduate Student Featured in ETSU Footprints

History Graduate Student Stuart Shelton Featured in ETSU Footprints

 

The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties.

 

 

  • Brian Maxson
  • Henry Antkiewicz
  • Janet Smith

History is the study of humans as revealed by the past. The study of history is an indispensable intellectual endeavor for students who desire to understand and appreciate the human condition in all its diversity, as well as the historical process that has shaped their personal lives. The Department of History offers a wide array of courses in the history of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States designed to acquaint students with the complexities of today's multicultural "global village" and to deepen their understanding of the events, opinions, ideas, and facts they will need to make informed political, social, and personal judgments throughout their lives.

The study of history provides an appropriate background for almost any career. The history degree is particularly useful in preparation for professional and graduate studies, such as law and religion. The non-professional historian can find a rewarding career in teaching, archival work, museums, journalism, government, administration, and other occupations that call for a strong liberal arts background.

 

 

Historical Events in August

Justinian I

527 AD: Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

 Ann Frank

August 1, 1944: Ann Frank writes her last diary entry, three days before her arrest.

 

march on washington

August 28, 1963: The March on Washington occurred. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his I Have a Dream speech. 

 

princess diana

August 31, 1997: Britain's Princess Diana dies at age 36.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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