Department of History News

Tune In: Two Faculty Members to Appear on Radio, TV

Two faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences will appear on radio and television this weekend. Misty Anderson’s interview about Dickens and Christmas will air at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9, on NewsTalk 98.7 FM. Daniel Feller’s presentation about Andrew Jackson and the Bank War, will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 10, on C-SPAN3.

Rubenstein Pens KNS Op-Ed on Grad Student Tax Impact

Jay Rubenstein, the Riggsby director of the UT Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, wrote an opinion-editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about how a proposed graduate student tax could cripple a generation of students.

WVLT: Dolly Parton Becomes Topic of History Class at UT

Associate professor Lynn Sacco is teaching a history class at UT, but this class isn’t about breaking down maps or focusing on revolutions. It’s about country music superstar Dolly Parton. WVLT-TV Local 8 Now noted that it’s not a Dolly Parton appreciation class, but a special honors class. Students must interview to get in. “I

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Dolly Talks to New York Times About UT Course Bearing Her Name

Dolly Parton’s TV movie “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” received an Emmy nomination for best TV movie this summer. In an interview with the New York Times, she discussed her reaction to the honor, her family, and the UT course bearing her name. The course Dolly’s America, taught by Lynn Sacco, associate professor of

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Reed Publishes Chapter in New York Times-reviewed Book

Julie Reed, associate professor of history, published a chapter on the Trail of Tears in the book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory, a collection of essays that support the photos of Andrew Lichtenstein. The New York Times reviewed the book. Read the story online.