The banjo as an iconic American instrument has been part of a wide range of musical traditions.
Nearly 250 students from around the region took part in the 2017 East Tennessee History Day, a competition that gives young people a chance to demonstrate their knowledge of history through research. WATE-TV Channel 6 highlighted the competition.
Travel back in time to the 18th century and visit with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as UT celebrates AustenFest April 5–7.
The Humanities Center continues its Conversations and Cocktails series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21.
A new endowment that will support the academic pursuits of graduate students in the humanities has been named in honor of Tom Heffernan, retiring director of the UT Humanities Center.
Teams from thirteen high schools will compete in the eighth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, February 4.
The Humanities Center kicks off its annual Conversations and Cocktails series on Tuesday.
UT’s Humanities Center has announced the speakers for its 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecture Series.
The Humanities Center has announced a new class of fellows for the 2016-17 academic year.
Mary Campbell, assistant professor in the School of Art, will discuss research on various aspects of nineteenth-century polygamy during the last “Conversations and Cocktails” talk, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Robert Glaze, a graduate student in UT’s Department of History, will discuss research that shows how Confederate veterans of the Western Theater came to terms with defeat in the Civil War during the next “Conversations and Cocktails” talk, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.
A Princeton University professor will discuss the impact a confederation of Germanic tribes during the early Middle Ages had—and continues to have—on Western Europe during a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 28.