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"New Books Network" features Sewanee history professor Kelly Whitmer

August 30, 2015
New Books Network features Sewanee history professor Kelly Whitmer

Senior Majors Claire Forbes and Roger Hagans Awarded at Scholarship Sewanee

April 28, 2015
Senior Majors Claire Forbes and Roger Hagans Awarded at Scholarship Sewanee

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 (SHCY), a conference that will draw scholars from all over the world.

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.”

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.

“Carrying the Remains: A Boy’s Promise to the Children of Terezin”

February 3, 2015
James Carlson, a composer and professor of music at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, is currently working on a project that combines a concert work with music, theater, dance and visual media to tell the poignant story of Jewish Holocaust survivor Tom Lenda. It's called "Carrying the Remains: A Boy's Promise to the Children of Terezin."

16th annual Anita Goodstein Lecture “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”

February 28, 2014
Jeanne Theoharis of the City University of New York will give the 16th annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History. Theoharis is the author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Beacon Press, 2013).

Professor Levine Interviewed on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

December 9, 2013
Professor Levine Interviewed on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

A Consuming Conversation, a Cross-Disciplinary Discussion

November 18, 2013
This event is part of "Waste-Not" Week hosted by the Green House and the Sustainability Fellows.

Jeanne Theoharis will give the 16th Annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History

November 18, 2013
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Jeanne Theoharis of the City University of New York will give the 16th Annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women's History. Professor Theoharis is the author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Beacon Press, 2013).

Two history majors present their research at UNC Asheville

October 20, 2013
History majors Caroline Byrd, C'14 and Nathan Westray, C'13 presented research papers they wrote in Dr. Whitmer's "Monsters, Marvels and Museums" seminar at the ACA-UNCA Undergraduate Research Symposium, September 20-21, 2013.

Winners Announced for Freshman Prize in Historical Writing

September 25, 2013
The essays will be published in a special “Freshman” issue of the department’s undergraduate history journal, The Mountain View.