Department of History News

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee

historypartner

Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. Through class visits, teaching workshops, field trips, and collaboration with the East Tennessee Historical Society on National History Day, faculty provide content enrichment for history teachers, along with shared, mutually beneficial discussions about teaching methods.

Bloomberg View: Why the Crusades Still Matter

A book by Jay Rubenstein, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor of History, was interviewed by Bloomberg View about his book that covers the First Crusade. The article said the book, entitled Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse, has topical importance since some have criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent prayer-breakfast

Read more

Black History Month

WBIR-TV

As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. The professor emerita of history has had a life of firsts. She spoke with WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit about being a civil rights pioneer.

Civil Rights Pioneer, Professor Emerita Cynthia Fleming Honored

cynthia fleming

As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. During Black History Month, colleagues of the professor emerita will honor her work at UT as well as the trails she blazed as a civil rights pioneer.

Continuing Ed At 30,000 Feet: Virgin America Offers The Great Courses

Forbes

A recorded lecture course by History Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be offered as part of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment, beginning February 1. Liulevicius’s lecture, Becoming a Spy; from the course Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History, is one of thirteen that will be offered from The Great Courses. The free lectures range in topic from cooking tips to

Read more