Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about how the Tennessee Valley Authority was used as a model of development across the globe.
Department of History News
A UT historian will present his new biography of Alex Haley, an acclaimed American author, Wednesday, December 2. Robert “Jeff” Norrell will discuss his biography Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, at a 6:00 p.m. presentation at the East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 South Gay Street. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the talk.
The Kentucky Historical Society awarded Associate Professor of History Luke Harlow its 2015 History Award, honoring his book Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830–1880.
The Wall Street Journal featured Shannen Williams in this story about a great-grandmother who is one of two black Catholic nuns in the white order of the Sisters of St. Francis.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed Jeff Norrell’s new book, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, a biography examining Haley’s literary influence.
History Professor Jeff Norrell recently published a new biography exploring the rise of author Alex Haley to national celebrity and his great literary influence. The Associated Press picked up the story, and it has been featured in numerous national news outlets.
The campus community is invited to a discussion about the value of the humanities at public universities Wednesday, November 4.
WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Kate Brown ahead of her Department of History-sponsored lecture at UT this week.
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.
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.