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

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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Frontispiece from Otto Freiherr von Münchhausen, Der Hausvater. Erster Teil, Dritte Auflage (Part I, 3rd edition). Hannover: Försters, 1771
British Royal Society features research by Associate Professor Kelly J. Whitmer
May 4, 2018
The Royal Society's publishing blog includes an interview with Whitmer about her work on expectations and project-making in the 18th century.
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Coolie Woman
Conjure Women and Coolie Women Lecture
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..
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