Ernest Freeberg News

WBIR: Cas Walker Stories Project Collects Tales of the East Tennessee Legend

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WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed History Professor Ernest Freeberg and doctoral student Josh Hodge about a project they are spearheading: The Cas Walker Stories Project, which seeks to tell stories of Cas Walker through Knoxville residents. Cas Walker was a politician, businessman, and legend in East Tennessee.

Under the Moonlight

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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

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History Professor to Appear on PBS’s American Experience

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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.

Great War now a faded memory in Chattanooga area

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The director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, Vejas Liulevicius, and center fellow Ernest Freeberg were featured this week in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The article, entitled “Great War now a faded memory in Chattanooga area” discusses the reasons why the recent one hundredth anniversary of the start of the

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UT’s Popular Workshop for History Teachers Returns

Teachers are invited to learn and share ideas about how to improve teaching history at the UT’s thirty-third Workshop for Teachers of Social Studies on Saturday, February 22. The workshop, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the East Tennessee Historical Society, will offer lectures on historical topics that are of special interest to teachers.

Faculty News and Notes

Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.