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Timothy Huebner
Department of History
209 Buckman Hall

(901) 843-3662 office
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The Department of History provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the historical forces that have shaped the world’s civilizations.  Studying history helps one to develop a critical perspective on the world and to understand how one’s own identity and culture relate to those of others.  The Department particularly prides itself on the diversity of its course offerings, its emphasis on faculty and student research, and the opportunities it offers for students to engage in internships and fellowships in the Memphis community.

No matter what vocation a student chooses after graduation, historical study helps one to comprehend and contextualize the problems of contemporary society, while also enhancing one’s research, writing, and presentation skills.]


Peyton Nalle Rhodes Phi Beta Kappa Prize

Benjamin Evans of Dallas, TX (in the photo above on the left), received the 2014 Peyton Nalle Rhodes Phi Beta Kappa Prize, which is given to the graduating senior who exemplifies the highest qualities of achievement, creativity, and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in history and international studies. He became a member of Phi Beta Kappa his junior year.

Evans arrived at Rhodes as a Bellingrath Scholar, and at the close of his first year was recognized by the Search program for his exceptional achievement in interdisciplinary humanities. His many scholarly accomplishments include publishing archival research on Memphis’ yellow fever epidemic and working at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, where he reported on ongoing international conflicts.

Professors have commended Evans as “that ideal student for whom there is nothing beneath his interest and nothing above his critical inquiry and analysis.” He recently was honored in both his majors with the John Henry Davis Award, which is given to the outstanding senior history major, and the Anne Rorie Memorial Award, given for excellence in international studies.

Department News & Events

Jackson Lecture presented by CLOUGH-HANSON GALLERY at RHODES COLLEGE
Jeff Jackson, the J.J. McComb Professor of History at Rhodes, will present a talk on December 4 titled "Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the Queer Politics of Resisting the Nazis." Drawn from Jackson′s current book project, the presentation will discuss t more »

Taylor White ’15 and Huebner Present at Southern Historical Association Meeting
On Saturday, November 15, Taylor White ’15, a senior history major, will join Prof. Tim Huebner in presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Atlanta. Their presentation will be part of a workshop session, “Digital Collabo more »

Zastoupil to Address Political Theory Conference
Prof. Lynn Zastoupil has been invited to give a keynote address at a conference of political theorists hosted by the University of Oregon on October 17 and 18, 2014. The conference, “Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory & the Agency of the Colonized” more »

LaRosa Criticizes Threats to Rights of Workers
Enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly and supported by the governor, these changes, argue LaRosa and his co-author, pose a threat to all of Tennessee’s citizens. more »

Jackson Appointed to Editorial Board of French Historical Studies
Prof. Jeff Jackson, the J.J. McComb Chair of History, has been appointed to the editorial board of French Historical Studies, the leading journal for the study of French history and culture in North America. more »

LaRosa’s History of Colombia Appears in Translation
A new edition of Prof. Michael J. LaRosa’s Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History (co-authored with German Mejia) has appeared in Spanish.  more »

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