Reader’s Digest recently featured Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History, in an article titled “18 History Lessons Your Teacher Lied to You About.” In this article, Reader’s Digest sets the record straight for many misconceptions that are relayed to students as they grow up. One of these common misconceptions is that Thomas Edison invented the
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Julie Reed, an assistant professor in the Department of History, recently led a discussion at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, as reported by Tahlequah Daily Press. Reed is a Cherokee Nation citizen. The discussion came shortly after the Cherokee National Prison in Tahlequa opened an exhibit called “The Pardoned.” The exhibit, which opened on June 16 and will
Time Magazine asked ten history experts to make recommendations for summer travel, and Julie Reed, an assistant professor in the Department of History, is among that distinguished group of travel advisors.
The Department of History brings local high school students to campus as part of its Bridge Program, an outreach initiative that connects UT history faculty with Advanced Placement US history students at Knox County’s Austin-East and Fulton High Schools.
Daniel Feller, a professor in the Department of History and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, spoke with several media outlets about President Donald Trump’s dip into American history and what his fascination with Jackson may mean.
William Mercer, a lecturer in the Department of History, was recently interviewed for the PRX radio program Your Weekly Constitutional.
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.
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.
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.
Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.