Renowned archaeologist W. Y. Adams will discuss Nubian history in a talk presented by the UT Departments of Anthropology, Classics, and History and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on Tuesday, October 13.
Department of History News
Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be featured in an online live chat from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, hosted by the Great Courses. Liulevicius is the Lindsay Young Professor in the Department of History.
The Departments of History and Religious Studies will host University of Notre Dame Professor Mark Noll for a lecture titled “The Bible and the Civil War: Before, During, and After.”
The Department of History will host acclaimed historian Kate Brown as a part of its annual lecture series in modern European history.
Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from ancient Chinese philosophy to the cultural impact of Alex Haley’s novel Roots at a half-day program hosted by UT’s history department on Saturday, September 26.
Shellen Wu, assistant professor of history, discusses her new book, Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920, in a podcast interview with the New Books in East Asian Studies website.
Dan Feller, professor of history, was a judge of the History Hounds dog costume contest during this weekend’s East Tennessee History Fair. He was featured in this News Sentinel video about the qualifications used to critique the pooches and how the ultimate winners were chosen.
A UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing President Andrew Jackson’s entire written record has received a financial boost to continue its mission.
The letters of James K. Polk give insight into the politics, diplomacy, science, and culture of the 1840s, as well as a peek into the affairs of one of the most private men ever to occupy the presidency.
Steve Inskeep, an anchor of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, will speak at the Bijou Theatre on Tuesday, June 2. The campus community is invited to the 7:00 p.m. event downtown.