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.
The Department of History will hold a symposium on the historical nature of the 2016 presidential election from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today.
A UT history professor will discuss how the Tennessee Valley Authority’s efforts to overcome poverty in the region made a significant global footprint during the next “Conversations and Cocktails” talk from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.
Two UT professors have received National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, and Tina Shepardson, professor of religious studies, received $50,400 each.
Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about how the Tennessee Valley Authority was used as a model of development across the globe.
The UT Humanities Center has announced its class of fellows for the 2015–16 academic year. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects.