Greetings! My name is Christopher Hohman and I am an junior dual degree student at St. Mary’s University-San Antonio studying history and public history. I enjoy writing and doing research on a variety of topics especially transatlantic ocean liners, European royalty, famous naval engagements, and local fire department history.
I am a life long San Antonian who loves the San Antonio Spurs and enjoys learning about my city’s local history. My love for history developed from a very young age. My grandfather, “Papo,” shared many of his history books with me when I was still just a young boy. I was six years old when my mother bought me my first Titanic book, which I used to shove under my mother’s car seat before leaving for school. Thus began my life long passion for Titanic which occasionally bordered on obsession, and has expanded over the years to include other ocean liners and sea-going vessels as well. A great deal of the work showcased on this site reflects my passion for ocean liners and maritime and naval history.
I remember the thrill of my middle school history classes where I learned about historical figures such as George Washington and Octavian of Rome. It was while I was in middle school that I realized just how passionate about history I was. I loved reading my textbook chapters, and I always performed well on tests and quizzes. My love for history followed me as I entered high school and was enhanced by my burgeoning love for reading, which developed in my final two years at Central Catholic High School.
My journey at St. Mary’s University began in the Fall of 2018, and it has brought me many opportunities and much joy. Throughout my academic career I have had the opportunity to conduct interesting research on topics that I care deeply about such as the world famous R.M.S. Titanic, San Antonio Fire Department History (SAFD), and even the cultural icon, Leonard Nimoy. My career at St. Mary’s has also brought me numerous job opportunities including a position as a writing tutor, where I help students hone their research and writing skills, as an undergraduate research assistant where I helped digitize a university-held collection of over 1,000 items, and as a graduate research assistant aiding my professor in collecting materials for his research on the Latino history of St. Mary’s University.
From Spring 2022-Spring 2023, I have been awarded both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from St. Mary’s University. In May 2022, I earned my B.A. in History with my secondary teaching certificate in Social Studies 7-12. Then, in May 2023, I completed my M.A. in Public History after completing my capstone project, the Women in the San Antonio Fire Service Oral History and Exhibit Design Project. Right now, I am focused on gaining experience in both traditional educational settings and in museum education. I am currently working as a substitute teacher in NEISD in San Antonio, Texas, overseeing high school classes across the curriculum. Additionally, I recently concluded my internship at the National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW) where I collaborated with several other interns and the staff of the education department developing lesson plans, conducting research and writing blog posts, and assisting with museum programming.
This website is an introduction to my various publications, projects, future projects, career goals, and personal interests. Each section of my site showcases different selections of my work throughout my academic career at St. Mary’s University. My hope is that viewers of this site may, to a degree, come to know me, my abilities, my passions, and my academic work.