Distinguished historian Elliott West will explore changes in the American West prior to Lewis and Clark’s famous 1804 expedition during a talk Monday, October 3.
Department of History News
WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed History Professor Ernest Freeberg and doctoral student Josh Hodge about a project they are spearheading: The Cas Walker Stories Project, which seeks to tell stories of Cas Walker through Knoxville residents. Cas Walker was a politician, businessman, and legend in East Tennessee.
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.
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.