History

Sewanee’s history professors reflect diverse approaches to the study of the past with concentrations in the history of women, medieval Europe, Russia, Southern Africa, Latin America and the colonization of the Americas, 19th- and 20th-century popular culture, politics and the military, African Americans, and economics and society during and after the Reconstruction, among others.

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Lecture on Angela Davis
March 13, 2019
Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones, Prof. of English at Wright State University will deliver a lecture entitled Encountering Gender, Class, and Race: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Angela Davis and the Civil Rights Movement on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium: Dr. Jones is the author of Conversations with Angela Davis (forthcoming with University Press of Mississippi) and Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. This event is sponsored by the following departments: American Studies; Center for Speaking and Listening; English; German; History; Politics; Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation; University Lectures Committee; and Women's and Gender Studies.
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Art, Architecture, and Politics in Yugoslavia
December 10, 2018
A panel entitled, "Reflections on the Concrete Utopia: Art, Architecture, and the Politics of Memory in Socialist Yugoslavia" will address art, architecture, and the politics of memory in Socialist-era Yugoslavia (1945-91), as well as its aftermath, and will comment on recent exhibits such as MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia and The Fabrics of Socialism in Sewanee. It takes place in Gailor Auditorium on Tuesday, December 11 at noon.
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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.
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