History Program
Joshua Guthman

Prof. Joshua Guthman

Associate Professor of History
Julian-Van Dusen Chair in American History

At Berea College since 2009

Contact Information:

Frost Building, Stephenson Hall 301E
Phone: (859) 985-3257
Fax: (859) 985-3642
E-Mail: guthmanj@berea.edu
CPO 1866

Office Hours, Fall 2015:

Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:35 – 11:35 a.m.
And By Appointment

Class Schedule:

  • GSTR 110 O (Mon/Wed/Fri: 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm)
  • HIS 161 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)
  • HIS 186 JG (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)


  • 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

Courses Usually Taught

  • HIS 161: American History to 1865
  • HIS 200: Threads and Traces: An Introduction to Historical Study
  • HIS 355: Seminar in American Religious History
  • GSTR 110 Writing Seminar I: Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts
  • GSTR 310: Understandings of Christianity


Joshua Guthman is a cultural historian with a particular interest in religion, emotional experience, and music. His book, Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture, demonstrates the unlikely but enduring influence of a little-known group of antimissionary and antirevivalistic Baptists on American cultural and religious life. He was selected as a participant in the 2014–2016 Young Scholars in American Religion Program organized by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. At Berea, he teaches the introductory U.S. history survey and seminars in American religious history, the trans-national history of emotions, the American Civil War, and microhistory.


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