The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant for more than $200,000 to UT’s Department of History for the James K. Polk Project, as reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Department of History News
Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from the American Revolution to the Trail of Tears at a program hosted by the Department of History on Saturday, September 10.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the James K. Polk Project, based in the Department of History, a $204,785 grant.
Julie Reed, assistant professor of history, is the Quest Scholar of the Week.
Indian Country Today featured history professor Dan Feller in this story about the US Treasury’s announcement to replace president Andrew Jackson with ex-slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill.
The history, agriculture, and legacy surrounding Appalachia will be the subject of a conference co-hosted by UT May 22-24.
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.