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Department of History

Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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Expanded vision for Arts and Science’s Classical and Mediterranean Studies

Sep. 26, 2016—The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box resumes with Wood and Bess

Sep. 1, 2016—Historian Michael Bess, who writes about the social and cultural impact of technological change, leads off this year's free Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 7 at the downtown library.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage at Scale’ symposium

May. 25, 2016—Scholars, students and other interested individuals are invited to a free Vanderbilt Libraries symposium on the challenges and opportunities for those who build national-scale digital cultural preservation projects.

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Slave records digital archive receives ACLS Extension Grant

May. 18, 2016—The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a digital extension grant to a project historian Jane Landers has led since 2003 to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records.

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Class of 2016: Sam Reilly turns his love of fine coffee into a social media app

May. 9, 2016—Sam Reilly does some of his best thinking when he’s out for a run with his Vanderbilt cross-country teammates. It is one of the rare moments in his busy schedule when he can stretch his mind along with his legs.

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‘That national park in our backyard’ topic of Williamson Library talk

Mar. 16, 2016—A Vanderbilt alumnus who has provided strong leadership for the support and protection of the Natchez Trace Parkway will speak at the Williamson County Public Library March 22.

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Specialists on Islam to give public talks at Vanderbilt

Jan. 25, 2016—A series of public talks by renowned experts on Islam is taking place at Vanderbilt University in conjunction with an interdisciplinary faculty seminar striving to increase understanding and interest in Islam from a global perspective.

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Listen: Register now for Vanderbilt Osher winter 2016 classes

Dec. 14, 2015—Learn how to play the steel drums, watch a performance of "King Lear," and much more during the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes, open to all adults 50 and older.

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Wcislo receives 2015 Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 6, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2015 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of History Frank Wcislo during a surprise ceremony Nov. 6 in Kirkland Hall, with many of Wcislo’s friends and colleagues from across the university in attendance.

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Global efforts against human trafficking topic of Vanderbilt Divinity breakfast

Oct. 23, 2015—Historian Paul Lim will speak at the Oct. 30 Divinity School community breakfast about his current research on the role of evangelical nonprofit organizations in Nashville and around the world to combat human trafficking.

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U.S.-Cuban relations topic of Williamson County Library talk

Sep. 22, 2015—The history of U.S.-Cuban relations will be the focus of Frank Robinson's talk at the Williamson County Public Library Sept. 25.

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