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.
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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.
A UT honors course designed to help students analyze popular culture as a historical source by using the life of singer-songwriter Dolly Parton has garnered widespread national media attention. Even the famed entertainer called the course “a blessing.”
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
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.