The following question is frequently asked about the History major and related subjects:

Q: Does credit earned on the European Studies program count toward the Major?
A: Yes, the Western Europe option of European Studies brings credit for TWO three-hour courses. For students majoring in European History, these count toward the major and the concentration; for students with other concentrations they count in the major but outside the concentration.

The Classical option of ES brings credit for ONE three-hour course in European history–the same principles apply as above.

From D-Day to Berlin: World War II Sites in England, France, Germany

The summer program "From D-Day to Berlin: World War II Sites in England, France, Germany" offers Sewanee students an opportunity to visit many of the most important battlefields, monuments, museums, and cultural sites associated with the second world war in Western Europe. During this three week study-excursion, students will be able to view the rooms where Churchill met his cabinet and followed the progression of the war, the headquarters office where Eisenhower and his staff planned the D-Day invasion, the D-Day beaches themselves as well as the American cemetery that overlooks Omaha Beach, the hotel that served as German headquarters in Paris as well as plaques to resistance fighters that still adorn bullet-ridden buildings in the heart of the city, numerous places in Munich where the Nazi movement rose from insignificance to attempted world domination, the horrors of Dachau concentration camp, the Nuremberg courthouse where Nazi criminals were put on trial after the war, and finally the city of Berlin with its many reminders of both the world war and the cold war.

The trip is led by Professor Harold Goldberg, who has written two books on World War II and has visited all of these sites extensively.

The dates for the Summer Program are May 17 through June 6. In the three week interim, students will have visited London, Portsmouth, Normandy, Paris, Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin. For additional details, contact Professor Goldberg at or in his office: 931-598-1566.

Useful Links

This page provides an assortment of links to history reference and research websites, national history organizations, and additional resources. We hope you find them helpful.





King Prizes for Excellence in History

King Prizes for Excellence in History established by Edward B. King, Class of 1957, and awarded annually to outstanding history majors selected by the department. Awarded for outstanding academic achievement and research.

Anita S. Goodstein Lectureship in Women's History

The Anita S. Goodstein Lectureship in Women's History was created in 1998 in recognition of Dr. Goodstein's significant contributions as a professor, colleague, and friend. Dr. Goodstein and her family were members of the Sewanee community for over forty years.

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Cushman Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Joseph Cushman, who taught in the History Department from 1968 to 1990, has created a fund that will provide two scholarships each year for outstanding Sewanee history majors. The fund is a testament to what one person can do with a good idea, unflagging dedication, and a little help from his friends.

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Previous Goodstein Lecturers

Click through to see a full list of previous Goodstein Lecturers.

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