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Joel Harrington Archives

Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

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.

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Eat and learn about the history of violence at lunchbox talk

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.

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Helguera, rare book collector and longtime Vanderbilt history professor, has died

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.

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Meet four fascinating historical characters at Saturday University

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.

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Celebration honors nine new faculty chair holders

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.

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Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly

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.

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Vanderbilt represented at Southern Festival of Books

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...

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Can a torturer and killer live an honorable 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.

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Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

Mar. 10, 2011—The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests.

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Vanderbilt, University of Melbourne expand ties

Sep. 21, 2010—Vanderbilt, University of Melbourne expand ties through new research collaborations, exchange programs, office in Washington, D.C. Vanderbilt University and Australia’s University of Melbourne have taken their academic partnership to a new level – committing $500,000 in joint seed funding over the next two years for research collaborations, expanding exchange programs for students, faculty and staff,...

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