Thomas N. Childers, one of the most influential historians on the origins of German fascism and modern Germany, has been named the UT history department’s outstanding alumnus for 2016.
Department of History News
A visiting lecturer will explore the ways in which monuments of indigenous people are misinterpreted by different communities during a talk at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
Indian Country Today interviewed Michael David Cohen, research assistant professor of history, for a story that is part of a series exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office.
Commercial Appeal Interviews Stephen V. Ash, professor emeritus of history, for 150th Anniversary of ‘Memphis Massacre’
In 1828, Andrew Jackson fought a bitter race with John Quincy Adams for the White House—one that would set the pattern for how modern-day presidential campaigns are waged. The race is a focal point of a new CNN original series that features Daniel Feller, a history professor at UT.
Minnesota Public Radio featured Ernest Freeberg’s talk about how the lightbulb changed nearly everything about American life.
Arthur G. Haas, a longtime faculty member in the Department of History, passed away February 23. He was 90.
More than 300 middle and high school students will demonstrate their historical research, knowledge, and creativity as they compete in the fifteenth annual East Tennessee History Day on Friday, March 4. The Department of History is co-sponsoring the event.
The life and groundbreaking career of a famed civil rights lawyer who argued and won nine cases before the US Supreme Court is the focus of UT’s inaugural lecture series in African-American history. The Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, with a look into the life of Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman appointed to the federal bench.
A UT history professor will discuss how the Tennessee Valley Authority’s efforts to overcome poverty in the region made a significant global footprint during the next “Conversations and Cocktails” talk from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.