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.

News

Dr. Erika Milam delivered a special lecture in honor of Scholarship Sewanee's 25th Anniversary
April 30, 2019
What if the deep history of humanity was not merely a cooperative struggle against a harsh environment? What if violence and war were normal states of existence, punctuated by brief moments of peace?
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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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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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