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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.

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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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..

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.

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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Prof. Carmen McEvoy Becomes Peru's First Ambassador to Ireland

September 20, 2017
In April, Carmen McEvoy, the Sewanee History Department’s specialist in Latin America, was in her native Peru. She was winding up a sabbatical year, preparing to return to Sewanee for the 2017-18 academic year, when she got an unexpected phone call...

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Domain Discoveries

September 20, 2017
A Sewanee professor reads the landscape of the South Cumberland Plateau and finds its human history written—in the soil, on the rocks, and under the trees—just clearly enough to be legible.

Dr. Woody Register, Francis S. Houghteling Professor of American History awarded 2017 J. Carlyle Sitterson Visiting Scholar Grant

September 1, 2017
The Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina’s Wilson Library has awarded the 2017 J. Carlyle Sitterson Visiting Scholar Grant to Dr. Woody Register, Francis S. Houghteling Professor of American History.

Associate Professor Kelly J. Whitmer has been awarded a fellowship by the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association

September 1, 2017
Associate Professor Kelly J. Whitmer has been awarded a three-month fellowship by the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel (MWW) Research Association.

Associate Professor Kelly Whitmer writes about innovation culture in the 18th century

June 25, 2017
Associate Professor Kelly Whitmer explores the history of "innovation culture" in her article: "Imagining Uses for Things: Teaching 'useful knowledge' in the early eighteenth century," which recently appeared in the journal History of Science.

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Pioneering historian Catherine Clinton to present Goodstein Lecture on Southern women

March 7, 2017
Historian Catherine Clinton will present the 18th annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk on Southern women will be followed by a reception, and the public is invited.

Sewanee hosts “Incorporating Equality: The First 150 Years of the Fourteenth Amendment”

August 31, 2016
In September, Sewanee will host a symposium marking the 150th anniversary of Tennessee’s landmark approval of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The History Brown Bag Luncheon Series - slavery: integral to early capitalism?

January 19, 2016
Conversations Beyond the Classroom - Don't miss this great opportunity to talk together about what it means to make History at Sewanee.

Carmen McEvoy: Faculty publication in the Library

November 4, 2015
The Library has recently received the following book with a chapter by Carmen McEvoy, Professor of History.

Cultivating the Ideal Citizen: Childhood, Space and Design in Enlightenment Pedagogy

October 14, 2015
On Friday, October 23rd, at 3 pm in Gailor Auditorium, Dr. Diana Ramirez-Jasso will give a public lecture called: “Cultivating the Ideal Citizen: Childhood, Space and Design in Enlightenment Pedagogy”

Carmen McEvoy: Faculty publication in the Library

September 15, 2015
The Library has recently received the following book compiled by Carmen McEvoy, Professor of History.

"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.

“Motherhood for the Nation: French Family Policy, Gender, and Reproduction in 1940s Morocco”
Gailor Auditorium

 

"Science and Religion with a Southern Accent: Scripture, Science, and Southern Identity in the Shadow of the Civil War"
Gailor Auditorium