National Public Radio’s On the Media Interviewed history professor Dan Feller about what the election of 1824 tells us about the role of parties in American democracy.
Department of History News
This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on campus. Mother’s Day is a tough day for Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince, both administrative specialists in the Department of History. Both are Gold Star moms: their sons died while serving in the US military overseas. And both say they’ll get through the day by focusing on good memories and gratitude rather than grief.
Several national and local media outlets have interviewed history professor Dan Feller about changes the US Treasury plans to make to the twenty-dollar bill.
A UT professor has been named a distinguished lecturer in the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship.
National Geographic interviewed history professor Daniel Feller for a story examining Andrew Jackson’s reputation and the significance of Harriet Tubman replacing the president on the twenty-dollar bill.
Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist who helped many slaves to freedom, will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill—a decision prompted by the desire to recognize others who have played a significant role in American history, according to a UT expert.
Harold Moser, former editor of the Papers of Andrew Jackson project and a retired faculty member in the Department of History, died April 4. He was 77.
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.
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.