Minnesota Public Radio featured Ernest Freeberg’s talk about how the lightbulb changed nearly everything about American life.
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Ernest Freeberg, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at UT, will present “The Age of Edison: How the Electric Light Created Modern America” on March 3 in the Conversations and Cocktails series.
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.
The UT Humanities Center is extending the campus classroom to the Orangery. In partnership with the Knoxville restaurant, the center is launching a series called “Conversations and Cocktails” starting in January.
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
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.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
WUOT’s The Method is a series that explores the intersection of science and society. How does scientific research affect you and your community? In this installment, Brandon Hollingsworth talks with history professor and author Ernest Freeberg about Thomas Edison’s greatest invention: Modern America. Chrissy Keuper speaks with ecology and evolutionary biology professor Gary McCracken about
UT has opened its doors to Brazilian teachers and undergraduate students who are here to improve their English and learn more about the United States. Twenty-four teachers arrived at UT earlier this month and will stay until February 21. In addition to their other studies, the teachers will be honing their teaching skills.