Department of History News

Williams Pens Guest Column for American Magazine About Death of Emmett Till

Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor in the Department of History, was a recent guest columnist for America Magazine. Her column, titled Emmett Till: The Lynching That Shook the Conscience of the World, expanded on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, Illinois.

‘Papers of Andrew Jackson’ Garners Washington Award

UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson project has won an award for its recently published volume. The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832 at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month.

CNN Interviews Feller About ‘Dysfunctional’ Congress

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, CNN reports that is appears to be impossible for Congress to get anything done. CNN interviewed Dan Feller, a professor in the Department of History, regarding Congress’s history of dysfunction.

Liulevicius, Freeberg Pen News Sentinel Columns on Great War

  Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Lindsay Young Professor in the Department of History and director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, was recently a guest columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. Liulevicius recounts how the world reacted to America’s entry to the Great War in 1917. Two million Americans went over to

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WATE Highlights East Tennessee History Day

Nearly 250 students from around the region took part in the 2017 East Tennessee History Day, a competition that gives young people a chance to demonstrate their knowledge of history through research. WATE-TV Channel 6 highlighted the competition.