History

Sewanee’s history professors reflect diverse approaches to the study of the past with concentrations in the history of women, medieval Europe, Russia, Southern Africa, Latin America and the colonization of the Americas, 19th- and 20th-century popular culture, politics and the military, African Americans, and economics and society during and after the Reconstruction, among others.

News

Art, Architecture, and Politics in Yugoslavia
December 10, 2018
A panel entitled, "Reflections on the Concrete Utopia: Art, Architecture, and the Politics of Memory in Socialist Yugoslavia" will address art, architecture, and the politics of memory in Socialist-era Yugoslavia (1945-91), as well as its aftermath, and will comment on recent exhibits such as MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia and The Fabrics of Socialism in Sewanee. It takes place in Gailor Auditorium on Tuesday, December 11 at noon.
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Joe Hill Road Show!
September 26, 2018
The Shelby Bottom Duo (Michael August and Nell Levin) will perform their educational and entertaining “Joe Hill Road Show: A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement” in Convocation Hall Oct. 1 at 4:30 pm.
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Frontispiece from Otto Freiherr von Münchhausen, Der Hausvater. Erster Teil, Dritte Auflage (Part I, 3rd edition). Hannover: Försters, 1771
British Royal Society features research by Associate Professor Kelly J. Whitmer
May 4, 2018
The Royal Society's publishing blog includes an interview with Whitmer about her work on expectations and project-making in the 18th century.
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