Henry R. Bleattler

Associate Professor of History and the Humanities; Chair of the Program in Media, Culture, and the Arts

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Dr. Henry “Harry” Bleattler is currently the chair of the program in Media, Culture, and the Arts, a program that he helped create at the college. His PhD is in the Humanities, focusing on the intellectual and cultural history of Renaissance and Reformation Europe. Additional research interests include ancient history with a particular focus on the world of myth, the origins of civilization, ancient Egypt, and rise of Christianity in Late Antiquity.

He teaches courses in Western Civilization, the humanities, cultural history, and museum studies.  In 2014, he designed and led the TKC Summer Study Program in Paris.  Before arriving at King’s, Dr. Bleattler was an education curator at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science in Tallahassee, Florida. His experience in the museum world is reflected in his classes where he regularly takes students to the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as other important cultural arts institutions in New York City.

This engagement with the city is fundamental to his teaching pedagogy: “When you live and teach in New York City it’s not enough to look at photos in a textbook. We get to go to museums and actually see the objects that we’re reading about. Where else can you study Socrates in the classroom and then go see Jacques-Louis David’s neoclassical masterpiece, The Death of Socrates, or study ancient Egypt and then walk through the Temple of Dendur at the Met?”

Time at King's: 2004 to Present


Ph.D. Humanities
Florida State University

M.A. History
Florida State University

M.A. Public Policy
Regent University

B.A. History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill