History Program

Dr. Joshua Guthman

Assistant Professor of History

At Berea College since 2009

Contact Information:

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

Office Hours, Spring 2015:

Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:30 am – 11:40 am
Or By Appointment

Class Schedule:

  • ENG 286/HIS 286 (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
  • GSTR 310 H (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
  • HIS 200 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)


  • 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 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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