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.


Coolie Woman
Conjure Women and Coolie Women Lecture
February 26, 2018
In 1903, a young woman sailed from India to Guiana as a “coolie”— the British name for indentured laborers who replaced the newly emancipated slaves on sugar plantations all around the world..
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Linda Gordon to give Goodstein Lecture on the legacy of the KKK
January 26, 2018
Historian Linda Gordon will present the annual Goodstein Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk, “The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the Legacy of American Bigotry,” is open to the public.
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Talking about the Reformation: A Conversation across Disciplines
October 17, 2017
500 years ago, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Or did he?!! How does the Reformation impact us today? These questions and many others were explored on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Gailor Auditorium by a panel of four scholars from four disciplines across the University of the South to discuss the significance of the Reformation in their work.
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