The History Channel’s Ten Things You Don’t Know About show was on campus over the weekend filming an upcoming episode that will feature UT’s The Papers of Andrew Jackson staff. The show will air on a yet-to-be-announced date in August.
History Professor Dan Feller and Research Associate Professor Tom Coens participated in the shoot.
The Papers of Andrew Jackson collects and publishes Jackson’s entire literary record. It just produced its ninth volume, published by UT Press, which focuses on 1831. The project is hosted by the UT history department and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Feller is the editor and director of the Jackson papers; Coens and Research Associate Professor Laura-Eve Moss are associate editors.
Ten Things You Don’t Know About features punk rock icon Henry Rollins as its host, looks at interesting “twists and tidbits behind the historical tales, figures, and places you only thought you knew.”
Rollins—an avid traveler and history buff—was front man for both Rollins Band and Black Flag. He’s also worked as an actor, radio DJ, and magazine columnist. He’s authored more than twenty-five books.