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Check out the newest issue of History Happenings!
https://www.memphis.edu/history/newsletter/pdfs/history_happenings_spring_2022.pdf
Check out the newest issue of History Happenings!
https://www.memphis.edu/history/newsletter/pdfs/history_happenings_spring_2022.pdf
UKRAINE ON FIRE Roundtable Event

The Department of History, the Department of Political Science and the International and Global Studies Program at the University of Memphis are co-sponsoring a roundtable event on the current Ukraine crisis: "Ukraine on Fire: Contested History and Current Crisis" on Thursday, March 3, at 4 pm. The event will be in Mitchell Hall 200 and on Zoom. University of Memphis Memphis Historians
Happy birthday Little Genny
Millitary will salute you today
Flags will be flown in your honor
Thanks for your service
Happy birthday Little Genny my firstborn I love and miss you! Millitary around the world will fly flags today in your honor..
The Morton Museum of Collierville History is in search of a full time Collections and Special Projects Coordinator. Please share with friends and colleagues who may be interested in applying!
ISO an any individual(s) who would have knowledge of the history of the Hernando-Desoto Bridge? Shooting a 3-part series discussing the past, present and future of the bridge with the infrastructure at the helm...

Any wisdom to part would be greatly appreciated.

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Looking for info on William Swan Wells, b. 1811 in CT. He had a plantation where Wells Station Rd. is now and the railroad took his name.
How can I find more info on him? I have been to archives and the Public Library here in Memphis.
Thanks to anyone who can direct me!
Congratulations to UT History alumnus Dr. Bradley J. Dixon, who has been awarded the 2019 Richard L. Morton prize by "William & Mary Quarterly," recognizing a distinguished article by an author in graduate study at the time of final submission. Dr. Dixon’s article, "'His one Netev ples': The Chowans and the Politics of Native Petitions in the Colonial South,” was published in WMQ, 3d ser., vol. 76, no. 1 (Jan., 2019): 41-74. Read more at: bit.ly/3cwaEbf.

Dr. Dixon received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 for his dissertation, “Republic of Indians: Law, Politics, and Empire in the North American Southeast, 1585-1715,” co-supervised by Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History) and Dr. Robert Olwell (Associate Professor of History). He is currently Assistant Professor of History at the University of Memphis (Memphis Historians).
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I want to inform the group my cousin—John Simpson, one of the Memphis State Eight passed away this morning. Funeral arrangements are still being planned and I will let the group know when they are decided.
Hi comrades, I would like to invite those who might be interested to consider collaborating with the special issue of the Journal of Festive Studies on the Materiality of Festivities (which I am guest editing). I would also appreciate it if you could share this CFP with folks you know who might be interested.
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This page is for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of History at The University of Memphis. This page is to promote department events, make announcements, and share information that might be of interest to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of History.

Operating as usual

Photos from Memphis Historians's post 04/14/2022

Another PAT banquet in the books!

04/08/2022

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The most recent edition of our department newsletter, History Happenings, is out!

https://www.memphis.edu/history/newsletter/pdfs/newsletter_spring_2022.pdf

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04/04/2022

The 2022 MLK Humanitarian Leadership Summit and Humab Rights Award program is under way! Thank you to Multicultural Affairs and especially the Black Student Association and the African and African-American Studies program, and all their partners, for making this event a success and celebrating humanitarians on our campus. This year we honored Prof. Otis L Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism.

WATCH: Reading Poetry, Engaging America | Mellon Foundation 04/01/2022

WATCH: Reading Poetry, Engaging America | Mellon Foundation

"If my work does nothing else, when I get to the end of my life, I want Native peoples to be seen as human beings." Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate

It's National Poetry Month. Do you use poetry in your classes (or, if you're a former student, did your professors ever bring poetry into the classroom?) Is there a poem that made the past alive come alive for you, or that speaks to a historical moment that matters to you? If so, let us know!

You can learn more about Joy Harjo's life and experience here: https://mellon.org/news-blog/articles/join-us-reading-poetry-engaging-america/

WATCH: Reading Poetry, Engaging America | Mellon Foundation Pathbreaking poets Joy Harjo and Elizabeth Alexander come together for a celebration of the written word and the doorways it can open to understanding our shared humanity.

03/29/2022

MOCH/Belle McWilliams Lecture: Nakia Parker

If you were not able to make the Belle McWilliams lecture last week you can view it here:

https://fb.watch/c2LfrJTaC1/

Thank you to the Marcus Orr Center for Humanities for live-streaming the event!

Photos from Memphis Historians's post 03/28/2022

It's Disability Advocacy Week! There are many events happening on campus but we wanted to highlight the Pizza and Movie night, and the student panel about "Understanding Ableism." Thank you to our Disability Resources for Students office for all you do, and for coordinating this week to make disability more visible on campus.

Photos from Memphis Historians's post 03/25/2022

A hint of things to come next week when we light up the campus blue in celebration of Disability Advocacy Week!

03/23/2022

Join us today for this lecture! You can find the zoom info in the poster or linked here:
Join Zoom Meeting:

https://memphis.zoom.us/j/84508363827?pwd=bndqWENlVXIzZFVyK1RUdHRQc0k0UT09

Meeting ID: 845 0836 3827

Passcode: 134167

On 23-March at 4pm the University of Memphis holds their annual Women's History Month lecture. Dr. LaKisha Simmons from the University of Michigan is our speaker this year, and her talk is titled "Labor, Love, and Loss: Black Women's Care-Work during the Civil War." The zoom info is on the poster.

03/21/2022

On 23-March at 4pm the University of Memphis holds their annual Women's History Month lecture. Dr. LaKisha Simmons from the University of Michigan is our speaker this year, and her talk is titled "Labor, Love, and Loss: Black Women's Care-Work during the Civil War." The zoom info is on the poster.

First-ever Africana history course at TAMUCC connects students with the past 03/17/2022

First-ever Africana history course at TAMUCC connects students with the past

Dr. Le’Trice Donaldson (PhD, 2015) is breaking ground everywhere she goes!

First-ever Africana history course at TAMUCC connects students with the past The course is rooted in social sciences, humanities and the arts.

Photos from Memphis Historians's post 03/16/2022

ARCE-TN's first 2022 online lecture is taking place Friday evening. “Power Tool: How Gold Enhanced Pharaoh’s Authority, Influence, and Prestige” with Professor Peter Brand will take place on March 18 at 6:00 pm CST (via zoom). In this talk, we will explore the politics and ideology of pharaonic gold, all richly illustrated with numerous images, including exquisite artifacts from Tutankhamun’s treasures.

Register via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuGvqjkuGN28QnLUztTdQzF0umK8BmCZ

Ukraine on Fire 03/04/2022

Ukraine on Fire

If you missed the panel, Ukraine on Fire: Contested History and Current Crisis, please check out the recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJxtmneaTo

The organizers of this event wanted to offer our campus community at the University of Memphis some context for understanding the terrible situation in Ukraine.

Daniel Unowsky, Department of History
Andrei Znamenski, Department of History
Dursun Peksen, Department of Political Science
Catherine Phipps, International and Global Studies

Ukraine on Fire

03/01/2022

Join us Thursday at 4pm! The organizers of this roundtable hope to offer our campus community some context for the terrible war unfolding now in Ukraine.

02/22/2022

Congratulations to past SHS President Sophia Rouse (double major History/German) for her best paper award at the Phi Alpha Theta regional conference at Samford University. Her paper title was "Germanic Emigrants' Impact on the Expansion of Education in Memphis, 1865-1880" and it is a chapter of her honors thesis, directed by Dr. Susan O'Donovan.

02/16/2022

Deirdre Cooper Owens delivers the keynote address for the Graduate Conference in African American History on Thursday at 6:00 pm CST. Join us in Memphis at the University Center Shelby Room (UC 342), or tune in on Zoom (info on the poster).

02/08/2022

The Department of History is a co-sponsor for tonight’s presentation by the winner of the annual book award given by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. Marcia Chatelain, professor of history at Georgetown University, discusses her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. Dr. Chatelain’s book also won the Pulitzer Prize in History.

The virtual lecture begins at 6:00 pm CST. It will be livestreamed on the page of the Hooks Institute: facebook.com/benhooksinstitute

Photos from Memphis Historians's post 01/10/2022

Updates from Egypt! Graduate student Daniel Warne is currently working with Dr. Suzanne Onstine and sent us an update from the site!

"I am currently assisting Dr. Onstine with the iconographic and epigraphic reconstruction of damaged portions of scenes within the tomb of Panehsy, located within the Dra Abu el-Naga necropolis along the edge of the agricultural zone of the West Bank of the Nile (not far from modern-day Luxor). This work has been immensely gratifying and requires utilizing knowledge from both my undergraduate and postgraduate training. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Onstine, my professors in the program and department for this experience.

I brought our beloved Memphis tiger mascot with me to Egypt and have attached a few photos of the team with our colors/logo. In addition to myself, pictured is our Egyptian Rais, Omar and Jesus Herrerin. It's very common to stop work for tea and an "Egyptian breakfast (pictured)" every morning around 11 AM, which is essentially an early American lunch. The workmen have nicknamed me "Baraka", which means 'blessed' in Arabic, and is part of a long-standing tradition for graduate students as they are accepted as part of the team by the very skilled Egyptians."

Reading the Gardens at Vallée aux Loups 11/29/2021

Reading the Gardens at Vallée aux Loups

Congratulations to Dr. Kyra Sanchez Clapper on her article just published in Age of Revolutions! You can check it out below!


https://ageofrevolutions.com/2021/11/29/reading-the-gardens-at-vallee-aux-loups%ef%bf%bc/

Reading the Gardens at Vallée aux Loups Age of Revolutions is happy to present its “Art of Revolution” series. You can read through the entire series here as they become available. By Kyra Sanchez Clapper Like the transitiona…

Providing Access to DRS Students 11/13/2021

Providing Access to DRS Students

Just sharing again! DRS is 70% of the way to their goal!

Providing Access to DRS Students Help DRS provide needed resources to disabled students.

11/12/2021

MOCH: Joan Wallach Scott, "Backlash"

Events 11/10/2021

Events

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology invites you to a very special zEvent! You must register in advance, you can do so on the website below.

Please join us via Zoom this Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST.

The Sixteenth Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture
“Jerome Robbins and Akhenaten: An American Choreographer’s Encounters with Ancient Egypt,” presented by Dr. Paul Stanwick

Events Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH) Events 11/04/2021

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH) Events

Dear friends, Joan Scott is next week! We apologize for any inconvenience if you were using our FB calendar and have reached out to the other host to get it updated!

https://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/index.php

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11/04/2021

We're so excited to hear Dr. Duenas Vargas tomorrow! Zoom link is in the event page.

Join us tomorrow for this semester’s History Matters Lecture by Dr. Dueñas-Vargas. Pizza provided 🍕Zoomlink in our Linktree!

#memphis #universityofmemphis #uofmemphis #history #historymatters

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events 11/04/2021

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events

Join the Marcus Orr Center today for the second installment of the Humanities @ Work series.

MOCH will host a roundtable with UM alumni employed in a range of careers to discuss how graduate work in the humanities prepared them for their next big step. Our own Caroline Carrico will be speaking!

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events

10/29/2021

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Our newsletter is out! Read it here:
https://www.memphis.edu/history/newsletter/pdfs/newsletter2021october.pdf

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Providing Access to DRS Students 10/28/2021

Providing Access to DRS Students

There are a lot of costs associated with being a college student. Disability Resources for Students at the University of Memphis is working to provide extra support to our students with disabilities: breaking down financial barriers where we can and helping students stay in school to complete their degrees and advance in their fields.

For a second year, they are raising money through the University of Memphis’s MomentUM crowd-sourcing fundraiser. Last year, they raised over $3,500 and hope to match that amount over the next month. Their campaign, which ends on December 2, will help students with financial needs in areas like one-on-one tutoring, purchasing academic software not already available through the University, and providing psychological educational evaluations at on-campus centers. Last year, we were able to cover diagnostic costs for law students, graduate students in multiple programs, and undergraduates working on degrees in education and social work. The impact of past donations has been remarkable, an impact that can continue with your support.

As we know, small donations can add up. Please consider donating and sharing this campaign with others so that we can support disabled students and get them across that graduation stage, passing the State Bar, or getting Nursing Board Certified. Every amount helps.

We thank you for your consideration.
https://momentum.memphis.edu/project/27656

Providing Access to DRS Students Help DRS provide needed resources to disabled students.

10/24/2021

Dr. Duenas Vargas will be delivering our semesterly pizza lecture the first Friday of November!

Join us Friday November 5th for this semester’s History Matters Lecture by Dr. Dueñas-Vargas. Pizza provided 🍕

#memphis #universityofmemphis #uofmemphis #history #historymatters

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events 10/18/2021

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events

History department alum Caroline Carrico (MA '12) will be on a panel with other humanities graduates on 4-November in an event hosted by the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities in their @ Work Series!

You can read more about the event and RSVP below:
https://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/additional_moch_events.php

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities Additional MOCH Events

How to Judge Trevor Bauer 10/18/2021

How to Judge Trevor Bauer

Our faculty continues to demonstrate that history does matter:

Professor Stephen Stein was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated about a recent sex scandal involving a baseball player:

How to Judge Trevor Bauer BDSM experts say his actions went beyond the acceptable.

10/14/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Chrystal Goudsouzian! She was named the 2021 recipient of the Academic Advising Faculty Advisor Award!

We are fortunate to have Dr. Goudsouzian advising our students with such grace, dedication, and success. Her leadership in creating our advising model has been influential far beyond our department, as evidenced by nomination letters not only from current and former students but also from colleagues across the university.

2021 Interfaith Calendar: Major Religious Holidays, World Religion Holy Days 08/13/2021

2021 Interfaith Calendar: Major Religious Holidays, World Religion Holy Days

As we finalize our syllabi and schedules here are some dates to be mindful of to create a more flexible and inclusive classroom.

2021 Interfaith Calendar: Major Religious Holidays, World Religion Holy Days Looking for a 2021 Interfaith Calendar? Find out major religious holidays. Get inclusive calendar, list of world religion holy days, religious festivals.

Spanks for the Memories 08/12/2021

Spanks for the Memories

Professor Aram Goudsouzian interviewed Professor Stephen Stein about his work on the BDSM movement in the US on Chapter 16. Be sure to check it out!

Spanks for the Memories Susan Sontag once called BDSM “the furthest reach of the sexual experience.” As historian Stephen K.  Stein shows in his new book, Sadomasochism a…

Photos from Memphis Historians's post 08/10/2021

From our chair Dr. Dan Unowsky:

"Dear Friends of the Department of History:

We knew this moment would arrive: Karen Miller-Jackett’s last day working in our office will be August 20. Karen completed her nursing degree this past Spring and has accepted a position as an RN at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington, TN.
CONGRATULATIONS KAREN!!!

Karen has been with the University of Memphis for 22 years, 13 of those in the Department of History. I consider myself lucky to have worked closely with Karen, first in my capacity as graduate coordinator and now as chair. I am especially grateful for all that she has done in the extraordinary circumstances we have faced due to the pandemic. I could always count on her. I know I am not the only one who will miss her smile, her devotion to our students, her dedication to the department.

Baptist Hospital is fortunate to be welcoming such a caring and wonderful new RN!

Please join me in wishing all the best to Karen Jackett!"

August 2021 University of Memphis Commencement 08/09/2021

August 2021 University of Memphis Commencement

The Department of History congratulates all those who graduated on Saturday, August 7, 2021!!!

Congratulations as well to the 2021 recipient of the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, Professor Beverly Bond, who gave the commencement address! Professors Bond’s remarks begin at 12:35:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QYoi9D6yPY

August 2021 University of Memphis Commencement Summer Commencement

Donovan, Genevieve Ann Marie - Kutis Funeral Home 07/28/2021

Donovan, Genevieve Ann Marie - Kutis Funeral Home

We are deeply saddened to share this news with everyone. Genevieve Donovan passed away last week. Her family and friends will gather to celebrate her life in St. Louis tomorrow and Friday. Genevieve was a PhD candidate in our Egyptology program and was an active member of GAAAH for many years. She also served a term as the PAT president. Those who knew Genevieve will recall her sharp wit, her refreshing candor, and her commitment to creating a more inclusive department and a more just society. You can leave your condolences and memories for her family at the link below, or please share them here with us and we will be sure to get the comments to her family.

I'll post a few additional photos in the comments but if you have any to share please post them, or feel free to email me [email protected]

Donovan, Genevieve Ann Marie - Kutis Funeral Home Donovan, Genevieve Ann Marie, age 37, of St. Louis Missouri passed away peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2021. Genevieve was born on February 19, 1984 in Fort Stewart, Georgia. She was a graduate of Jack Britt High School in North Carolina in 2002 and received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the....

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