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.
Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.
Oct. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt University faculty, alumni and more will discuss and sign their most recent works at Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt this fall.
Apr. 5, 2018—College of Arts and Science professors Joel Harrington, Antonis Rokas and Edward Wright-Rios have been awarded highly prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships for their research.
Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 27, 2017—A historian of early modern Europe will compare violence in the 16th and 17th centuries with conditions today during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt mourns the death of J. León Helguera, who taught history for 28 years and donated a treasure trove of books and other writings from Colombia to the university's library.
Oct. 2, 2014—Hear fascinating stories about politicians, slaves, military leaders, executioners and diplomats from the pages of history this fall during Vanderbilt University’s Saturday University lecture series.
Sep. 5, 2014—A Sept. 3 celebration at the Student Life Center honored nine new faculty chair holders and recognized the support of generous donors.
Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.
Oct. 8, 2013—The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including: Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush; Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life...
Jun. 12, 2013—In the bygone era brought to life in a Vanderbilt history professor's new book, spending years in prison was considered excessively cruel and unusual while breaking every bone in a criminal's body while keeping him alive was reasonable punishment.