Benjamin Tyner

Benjamin Tyner

Associate Professor of History

Division of Humanities
402.486.2600 x2523
Dick Building 408-B

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Job Description:

I have the great privilege of working with amazing colleagues and fantastic students in many different contexts. In particular, you will find me in classrooms teaching the following courses:

  • HIST 157 – West in the World – Deals topically with the interactions and unique contributions of Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa in the shaping of the modern world from the late middle ages to the present day. Students are also introduced to the problems facing the historian who studies the past of various peoples and cultures.
  • HIST 220 – World Antiquity – Introduction to the birth of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt and India and the development of classical Greece and Rome with special emphasis on the development of biblical civilizations.
  • HIST 349 – Medieval Civilizations – Studies major institutional, intellectual, political and economic developments in Europe between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance.
  • HIST 383 – The North Atlantic: War and Peace in the 1900s – Focuses on the United States and Europe during the turbulent period of the World Wars, the Holocaust, the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War.
  • HIST 401 – Europe: 1789-1914 – Studies the political, economic, social and cultural developments in Europe from the French Revolution to World War I.
  • HIST 428 – Renaissance and Reformation – Examines the Early Modern Atlantic world including the political culture of Renaissance Italy and the Protestant Reformation as well as the age of exploration, piracy and Atlantic slavery.
  • HIST 497 – Historiography – Research course for history and social science majors and minors. Includes historical schools of thought with special attention to method, research and preparation of a paper.
  • HMNT 305 – Arts and Ideas – A survey of the fine arts with an emphasis on recognizing and understanding the great styles from antiquity to 1900 A.D.
  • PHIL 335 – Introduction to Philosophy – A systematic study of the history and methods of major philosophers and their systems of thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present.

Academic Background

Ph.D., Modern European History
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
New York, NY (August 2015)
B.A., History
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA (2002)
Research and Teaching Interests:
History of Christianity; imperialism; Atlantic history; western intellectual history; history of sexuality; cultural and intellectual history
Dissertation Title:
Imperial Priests and Martyrs: Pretexts for State Violence and Religious Change in France, 1848-1871
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