Jun. 10, 2019—In response to what he sees as a “multi-decade crisis of democracy,” Paul Kramer, associate professor of history, has developed an undergraduate course aimed at “activating citizens.” “The skills we need to make democracy work need to be constantly renewed,” said Kramer. These skills include curious intelligence and an ability to be in-tune to the...
May. 22, 2019—As communities throughout the South struggle to determine appropriate ways of recognizing Civil War history, Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Postdoctoral Fellow Angela Sutton have worked to draw attention to Fort Negley as a site that teaches the tragedy of slavery as well as celebrates the contributions of free and enslaved black people to Nashville and the nation’s history.
May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s six newest endowed chairs were honored by colleagues, university leaders, family members and donors at a ceremony on April 30 in the Student Life Center.
Mar. 26, 2019—The recent rise of right-wing, authoritarian governments has inspired a unique one-day symposium with scholars from leading academic institutions. These researchers will explore the history and significance of this political phenomenon on Friday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327. Featured speakers include: Sean Jacobs (New School), Lisa McGirr (Harvard University),...
Aug. 16, 2018—Twenty faculty members have been appointed to the new Limited Submission Opportunities Plus review committee to help bring innovative research to the attention of external sponsors.
Jul. 30, 2018—Seven Vanderbilt faculty were awarded microgrants through the Sports and Society Microgrant Program to investigate how sports and society impact each other across disciplines.
Jun. 11, 2018—The College of Arts and Science has announced its Mellon Fellows in Digital Humanities for the 2018–19 academic year. The fellowships are administered through the Center for Digital Humanities.
May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.