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.

Upcoming Events

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Lauren Lyons, C'16, and Professor Whitmer to Present Research Findings at International Conference
April 10, 2015
Lauren and Dr. Whitmer will travel to Vancouver, British Columbia in late June 2015 to present their research findings at the next meeting of The Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, a meeting that will draw scholars from all over the world for several days of meetings and roundtable discussions.
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Congratulations to Dave Dermon, C'16, Who Was Recently Awarded a Biehl Fellowship!
April 10, 2015
As a Biehl fellow, Dave will travel to Germany this summer, where he will conduct research central to his senior thesis project, tentatively called “Learning to Network: H.W. Ludolf, Diplomacy and the Republic of Letters in Early Modern Europe.”
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Sewanee Remembers, a week-long community commemoration of the Holocaust
March 2, 2015
"Sewanee Remembers” is a community commemoration of the Holocaust. Several events are a part of the commemoration: a stage performance “Carrying the Remains,” an adaptation of Theresienstadt (Terezin) survivor Tom Lenda’s memoir; a keynote lecture by Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; and several student events, including a student Holocaust research panel.
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