Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 223
Department Chair: James Beeby
Telephone: (615) 898-2631
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Dr. Michael Neiberg
Professor of History, U.S. Army War College
Dr. Mark Burkholder
Curators' Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Dr. Ann Taves
Professor of Religious Studies, University of California - Santa Barbara
Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue
David Boies Professor of History and Director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Sugrue gave a public lecture on September 24, "The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture." Click here to see a brief video from his lecture and click here to listen to an interview conducted by MTSU On the Record.
Dr. William Blair
College of the Liberal Arts Research Professor and Director of the Richards Civil War Era Center, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Blair will be on campus March 5-7, 2014. He will be giving a brown bag lecture titled "Military Interference in Elections and the 13th Amendment."
Dr. Alison Games
Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History, Georgetown University
Dr. Games will be on campus March 18-21, 2014. She will also be giving a brown bag lecture with a topic to be announced.
Dr. George C. Herring
Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky
Dr. Herring came to campus and spoke about "Vietnam: The War That Won't Go Away." He is an expert on the Vietnam War and is the author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam 1950-1975. Click here to listen to an interview with Dr. Herring conducted by MTSU On the Record.
Dr. Steven Stowe
Emeritus Professor of History, Indiana University - Bloomington
Dr. Stowe visited campus September 23-26. He gave a brown bag lecture on September 26 titled "The Known World of Self and Slavery in the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women."
Dr. Caterina Pizzigoni
Associate Professor of History, Columbia University
Dr. Pizzigoni conducted a brown bag lecture on April 17 titled "Defining the indigenous household - perspectives from The Life Within."
Dr. Marla Miller
Professor and Director of Public History Program, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Dr. Miller's research interests include Early American History, American Material Culture, Women's History, and Public History.
Dr. Donald B. Redford
Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Redford is an Egyptologist and a professor in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean studies and history. In October of 2011, he gave an open lecture titled "Mendes: City of the Ram and Fish, Microcosm of Ancient Egypt."
Dr. Christon Archer
Professor of History and Director of Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary
Dr. Archer spoke on "Winning all of the Battles and Losing the War: How Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Forged Independent Mexico, 1810–1821" during his visit in October of February of 2010. Dr. Archer is a scholar in Latin American and military history.
Dr. Carol Anderson
Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Emory University
Dr. Anderson visited campus in October of 2008. She gave a public lecture titled "Rac(e)ing Human Rights: the Role of Jim Crow in Shaping the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights." Dr. Anderson is a human rights scholar.
Dr. Craig E. Colton
Professor of Geography, Louisiana State University
Dr. Colton, professor of historical geography, came to campus in March of 2008. He gave a talk titled "Extreme New Orleans: Growing Beyond the City's Limits."
Dr. Vernon Burton
Professor of History and Director of the Clemson Cyberinstitute, Clemson University
In March 2006, Dr. Burton visited MTSU for two weeks accompanied by his wife, Georganne B. Burton, who has edited several works with him. Burton's studies concentrate on race and social relations in the American South. He delivered a lecture titled "The South as Other, the Southerner as Stranger" during his stay.
Dr. Lois Banner
Professor of History and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
Dr. Banner's research areas include Cultural History, Women's History, Gender History, feminist studies, masculinity studies, sexuality and queer studies, and nineteenth and twentieth century United States.
Dr. Carole Levin
Willa Cather Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Levin, an expert on early modern England and women's history, came to MTSU for two weeks in September of 2003. During her visit, Dr. Levin gave a public lecture about Elizabeth I, "All the Queen's Children: Elizabeth I and the Meaning of Motherhood."
Dr. Timothy H. Breen
William Smith Mason Professor of American History, Northwestern University
Dr. Breen, a historian of Colonial America, was MTSU's Strickland Scholar in April of 2000. While here, he delivered a public lecture titled "The Invention of Color: Reconstructing the U.S. Landscape of the World of George Washington."
Dr. Steven J. Ross
Professor of History, University of Southern California
Dr. Ross visited MTSU in the fall of 2000. He delivered a public lecture titled "Visualizing Ideology: Hollywood and the Working Class." He also delivered several other lectures to various classes during his two weeks on campus. Dr. Ross is a scholar in film, cultural, and political history.
Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg
Professor Emeritus of History, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dr. Weinberg was the first Strickland Visiting Scholar, coming to campus in March of 2000. He is a distinguished scholar and expert on World War II and Nazi Germany. Dr. Weinberg visited MTSU again in October of 2013 for the MTSU Holocaust Studies Conference. Click here for a brief video from his lecture.