The history, agriculture, and legacy surrounding Appalachia will be the subject of a conference co-hosted by UT May 22-24.
Department of History News
MSN quoted history professor Dan Feller in this story examining whether Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has what it takes to be and act “presidential.”
National Public Radio’s All Things Considered program interviewed Stephen V. Ash, UT professor emeritus in history, about the 150th anniversary of the Memphis Massacre.
National Public Radio’s On the Media Interviewed history professor Dan Feller about what the election of 1824 tells us about the role of parties in American democracy.
This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on campus. Mother’s Day is a tough day for Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince, both administrative specialists in the Department of History. Both are Gold Star moms: their sons died while serving in the US military overseas. And both say they’ll get through the day by focusing on good memories and gratitude rather than grief.
Several national and local media outlets have interviewed history professor Dan Feller about changes the US Treasury plans to make to the twenty-dollar bill.
A UT professor has been named a distinguished lecturer in the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship.
National Geographic interviewed history professor Daniel Feller for a story examining Andrew Jackson’s reputation and the significance of Harriet Tubman replacing the president on the twenty-dollar bill.
Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist who helped many slaves to freedom, will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill—a decision prompted by the desire to recognize others who have played a significant role in American history, according to a UT expert.
Harold Moser, former editor of the Papers of Andrew Jackson project and a retired faculty member in the Department of History, died April 4. He was 77.