Greeneville Sun: Daniel Feller shares Andrew Jackson stories with the Greene County Heritage Trust.
Daniel Feller, professor of history, appeared on C-SPAN and the Australian Broadcasting Company’s TV show, Planet America, to discuss President Andrew Jackson.
Two faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences will appear on radio and television this weekend. Misty Anderson’s interview about Dickens and Christmas will air at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9, on NewsTalk 98.7 FM. Daniel Feller’s presentation about Andrew Jackson and the Bank War, will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 10,
Jay Rubenstein, the Riggsby director of the UT Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, wrote an opinion-editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about how a proposed graduate student tax could cripple a generation of students.
Master Arabic calligrapher Pablo Casado will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 7.
The Women in Military Service for America Memorial, located next to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, celebrated its 20th anniversary this month.
Associate professor Lynn Sacco is teaching a history class at UT, but this class isn’t about breaking down maps or focusing on revolutions. It’s about country music superstar Dolly Parton. WVLT-TV Local 8 Now noted that it’s not a Dolly Parton appreciation class, but a special honors class. Students must interview to get in. “I
During the 20th century, the Tennessee Valley Authority used water power to transform the region’s society, economy, and culture. Those efforts will be the topic of a lecture delivered by a professor Tore Olsson on Tuesday, October 24.
A visiting historian will offer a new perspective on how people of color navigated United States imperialism during the Jacksonian era in a talk at 5 p.m. Monday, October 23.
Dolly Parton’s TV movie “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” received an Emmy nomination for best TV movie this summer. In an interview with the New York Times, she discussed her reaction to the honor, her family, and the UT course bearing her name. The course Dolly’s America, taught by Lynn Sacco, associate professor of
Julie Reed, associate professor of history, published a chapter on the Trail of Tears in the book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory, a collection of essays that support the photos of Andrew Lichtenstein. The New York Times reviewed the book. Read the story online.
Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History, penned an essay for the Knoxville News Sentinel examining the history of free speech on the UT campus. Freeberg noted that UT chancellor Charles Weaver’s decision in 1968 to veto a student committee’s invitation to comedian and activist Dick Gregory to speak on campus sparked the debate over students’