Jun. 6, 2019—Imagine Europe with Communist governments in Germany, France and Italy, all satellites of the Soviet Union. If the D-Day invasion, which happened 75 years ago June 6, had failed, then it is conceivable that Stalin’s Soviet Union would have liberated all of Europe from Hitler and ended up controlling the major countries of Europe, along...
Nov. 6, 2018—Seven members of the German Bundestag, Germany’s national parliament, visited a Vanderbilt class Oct. 31 to discuss a number of contemporary political issues with undergraduate students.
Aug. 28, 2018—Professor of History Thomas Alan Schwartz discusses the origins of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, called the “preeminent video resource for scholars of TV news,” in this Conversation piece. The archive celebrates 50 years of continuous operation this August.
Feb. 16, 2018—"The American Presidency" exhibition, drawing on rare memorabilia and biographies in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries' Special Collections, will open with a talk by presidential historian Thomas Alan Schwartz Feb. 20.
Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...
Aug. 30, 2017—A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.
Jan. 12, 2017—President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20. Several Vanderbilt professors have opinions about the inauguration and transition.
Hot Streak: Alumnus Temple Baker takes an unexpected career path after being discovered by director Richard Linklater
Jul. 29, 2016—Temple Baker, BA’15, is not your typical Hollywood success story. He wasn’t a child star, shuffled from audition to audition by pushy parents, nor did he have much interest in becoming an actor during college. In fact, his only real stage experience was a fourth-grade production of Romeo and Juliet, in which all his lines were...
Nov. 12, 2014—Two lucky classes--on the Vietnam War and political biography--will get instruction from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss in the spring.
Aug. 12, 2014—Michael Newton and Thomas Schwartz are available to talk about the current situation in Iraq.
Jun. 6, 2014—The world would now be a very different place if D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, had gone badly, says Thomas Schwartz, professor of history.