Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. Through class visits, teaching workshops, field trips, and collaboration with the East Tennessee Historical Society on National History Day, faculty provide content enrichment for history teachers, along with shared, mutually beneficial discussions about teaching methods.
Department of History News
About 370 middle and high school students will be on campus Thursday, March 6, to test their historical IQ during the annual East Tennessee History Day.
UT history professors will share their research and knowledge with high school history teachers in a half-day program of lectures and conversation.
A book by Jay Rubenstein, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor of History, was interviewed by Bloomberg View about his book that covers the First Crusade. The article said the book, entitled Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse, has topical importance since some have criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent prayer-breakfast
As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. The professor emerita of history has had a life of firsts. She spoke with WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit about being a civil rights pioneer.
As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. During Black History Month, colleagues of the professor emerita will honor her work at UT as well as the trails she blazed as a civil rights pioneer.
A recorded lecture course by History Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be offered as part of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment, beginning February 1. Liulevicius’s lecture, Becoming a Spy; from the course Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History, is one of thirteen that will be offered from The Great Courses. The free lectures range in topic from cooking tips to
History Department Chair Ernest Freeberg’s work was cited in the podcast 99% Invisible about how street lights transformed the experience of being in a city at night. Freeberg is the author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America. In his book, Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney
Be sure to catch Ernest Freeberg, head of the history department, at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on PBS’s American Experience. Freeberg was interviewed about Thomas Edison. In the show he profiles the inventor whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb.
Deborah Dash Moore, director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, will deliver a talk, “Urban Origins of American Judaism,” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10.