History Program

Dr. Joshua Guthman

Assistant Professor of History

Frost, Stephenson Hall 301E
CPO 1866

Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:20 to 2:20 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Please email me if you would like to schedule an appointment outside of posted office hours.

Class Schedule, Spring 2014:

  • GSTR 110 N (Mon/Wed/Fri: 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm)
  • HIS 161 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)
  • HIS/REL 355 (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)

Phone: 859-985-3257
Fax: 859-985-3642

E-Mail: joshua_guthman@berea.edu

At Berea College since 2009


  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1996
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008


  • HIS 161: American History to 1865
  • HIS 286: American Popular Culture & History
  • HIS 310: American Religious History
  • GSTR 110 Writing Seminar I: Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts
  • GSTR 210 Writing Seminar II: Identity and Diversity in the United States


Joshua Guthman is a cultural historian with a particular interest in religion, emotional experience, and music. He is revising his book manuscript, What I Am ’Tis Hard to Know: Primitive Baptists, the Protestant Self, and the American Religious Imagination, for publication. Before coming to Berea, Professor Guthman taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Guilford College, and from 2006 to 2009 he was the music editor of Southern Cultures, a quarterly published for the Center for the Study of the American South.

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