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?
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.
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.
February 26, 2018 In 1903, a young woman sailed from India to Guiana as a “coolie”— the British name for indentured laborers who replaced the newly emancipated slaves on sugar plantations all around the world..
January 26, 2018 Historian Linda Gordon will present the annual Goodstein Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk, “The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the Legacy of American Bigotry,” is open to the public.
October 17, 2017 500 years ago, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Or did he?!! How does the Reformation impact us today? These questions and many others were explored on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Gailor Auditorium by a panel of four scholars from four disciplines across the University of the South to discuss the significance of the Reformation in their work.
September 20, 2017 In April, Carmen McEvoy, the Sewanee History Department’s specialist in Latin America, was in her native Peru. She was winding up a sabbatical year, preparing to return to Sewanee for the 2017-18 academic year, when she got an unexpected phone call...
September 20, 2017 A Sewanee professor reads the landscape of the South Cumberland Plateau and finds its human history written—in the soil, on the rocks, and under the trees—just clearly enough to be legible.
September 1, 2017 The Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina’s Wilson Library has awarded the 2017 J. Carlyle Sitterson Visiting Scholar Grant to Dr. Woody Register, Francis S. Houghteling Professor of American History.
June 25, 2017 Associate Professor Kelly Whitmer explores the history of "innovation culture" in her article: "Imagining Uses for Things: Teaching 'useful knowledge' in the early eighteenth century," which recently appeared in the journal History of Science.
March 7, 2017 Historian Catherine Clinton will present the 18th annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk on Southern women will be followed by a reception, and the public is invited.
October 14, 2015 On Friday, October 23rd, at 3 pm in Gailor Auditorium, Dr. Diana Ramirez-Jasso will give a public lecture called:
“Cultivating the Ideal Citizen: Childhood, Space and Design in Enlightenment Pedagogy”
April 10, 2015 Lauren and Dr. Whitmer will travel to Vancouver, British Columbia in late June 2015 to present their research findings at the next meeting of The Society for the History of Childhood and Youth (SHCY), a conference that will draw scholars from all over the world.
April 10, 2015 As a Biehl fellow, Dave will travel to Germany this summer, where he will conduct research central to his senior thesis project, tentatively called “Learning to Network: H.W. Ludolf, Diplomacy and the Republic of Letters in Early Modern Europe.”
March 2, 2015 "Sewanee Remembers” is a community commemoration of the Holocaust. Several events are a part of the commemoration: a stage performance “Carrying the Remains,” an adaptation of Theresienstadt (Terezin) survivor Tom Lenda’s memoir; a keynote lecture by Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; and several student events, including a student Holocaust research panel.
February 3, 2015 James Carlson, a composer and professor of music at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, is currently working on a project that combines a concert work with music, theater, dance and visual media to tell the poignant story of Jewish Holocaust survivor Tom Lenda. It's called "Carrying the Remains: A Boy's Promise to the Children of Terezin."
February 28, 2014 Jeanne Theoharis of the City University of New York will give the 16th annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History. Theoharis is the author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Beacon Press, 2013).
November 18, 2013 On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Jeanne Theoharis of the City University of New York will give the 16th Annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women's History. Professor Theoharis is the author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Beacon Press, 2013).
October 20, 2013 History majors Caroline Byrd, C'14 and Nathan Westray, C'13 presented research papers they wrote in Dr. Whitmer's "Monsters, Marvels and Museums" seminar at the ACA-UNCA Undergraduate Research Symposium, September 20-21, 2013.