Current Volume: Volume 8 (2019)

Tenor of Our Times is an annual journal publishing the work of current and past Harding students on historical and social science topics. The title of the journal originates with the former chairman of the History and Social Science Department, Raymond Muncy, who often said “Historians reflect the tenor of their times.” Tenor of Our Times is a student-managed publication, supported by a faculty editorial board, designed to encourage undergraduate scholarship in understanding the past and present. The journal will include the winners of Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship from the previous academic year and other quality submissions.

Section 1: Hidden Figures Feature


Hidden Figures Review
Stanton Pruitt

Section 2: Culture: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Section 3: Preserving History


If These Walls Could Talk
Madison Barnhill

Section 4: Politics By Other Means

Section 5: History's Bookshelf

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The Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship is a one-time financial award for those undergraduate students at Harding University majoring in History who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, research, and Christian character. The scholarship was created to honor the late Raymond L. Muncy, Chairman of the Department of History and Social Sciences from 1965-1993. His teaching, mentoring, and scholarship modeled the best in Christian education. Applied toward tuition, the award is granted over the span of a single academic year. The award is presented annually at the Department of History and Social Sciences Banquet.

Ty Galyan's "The Making of the Buffalo" received first place, and Scott Craven's "Dante's Effect on Literature: Using the Inferno as a Political Weapon" placed second in the 2018 Muncy Awards.