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.
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.
WEB RESOURCES FOR REFERENCE AND RESEARCH
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.
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.
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.
Click through to see a full list of previous Goodstein Lecturers.
D-DAY IN THE PACIFIC: THE BATTLE OF SAIPAN
HAROLD J. GOLDBERG
"Take all the Pacific battles that had gone before, from the fall of Corregidor to Eniwetok. Take Tulagi and Guadalcanal, and Tarawa and Attu, and Los Negros and Buna and Gona. Stir them all together, and add a little European seasoning--perhaps from Sicily--and pour them out on a flat blue sea under a blue owl of sky, and you’ll have something that looks and smells and feels and hurts like Saipan. For Saipan had everything: caves like Tulagi; mountains and ridges like the ‘Canal; a reef nearly as treacherous as Betio’s; a swamp like Buna; a city to be conquered, like those on Sicily; and death-minded Japs like the defenders of Attu. A lot, for so small an island."