Sep. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University historian Thomas Schwartz has written a biography of famed diplomat Henry Kissinger that offers lessons for today’s political leaders.
Aug. 19, 2020—Research by Vanderbilt history professor Arleen Tuchman on the cultural history of diabetes offers important lessons for other public health challenges, including COVID-19.
Jun. 19, 2020—Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 30, 2020—Two College of Arts and Science professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists to be awarded 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.
Apr. 8, 2020—Centennial Professor of History Joel Harrington has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with a 2020 award in literature.
Feb. 14, 2020—“Terrorism, Healthcare and Displacement in the West African Sahel,” the second event in a series of workshops hosted by the GlobalVU initiative, will take place Feb. 21 at the Student Life Center.
Jan. 13, 2020—The GlobalVU Initiative will launch a workshop series this spring showcasing Vanderbilt’s research to scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from around the globe.
Jan. 7, 2020—An exhibition bringing together 20 artists to interpret an extraordinary but lost "Book of Paintings" created by Afro-Cuban activist José Aponte opens Thursday at the Fine Arts Gallery.
Jul. 17, 2019—Many Nigerians feel democracy has failed them. History professor Moses Ochonu proposes three changes in order to save the nation's political framework.
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.