2010 Tennessee Conference of Historians

The 2010 Tennessee Conference of Historians will meet on the campus of Cumberland University on 10-11 September 2010. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Caroline Janney, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University. An OAH Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Janney is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause, as well as numerous articles on the Civil War, the Lost Cause, memory, and gender. Dr. Janney will also be speaking at Cumberland University on the Thursday evening of 9 September 2010. The Thursday lecture will be free and open to the public.

You can register online for the conference at www.cumberland.edu/tch.

I’m especially proud to have two of my students presenting papers at this conference. Chris Tucker was one of my former students at Southern New Hampshire University. He went on to graduate school at Dartmouth and is starting his Ph.D. program at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, this fall. His paper had its origins in his senior thesis. Emily Taylor is currently a history major at Cumberland. Her paper will be a revised version of a research paper that she wrote for my Jacksonian course this past spring.

Cumberland will also be represented by three of its history faculty. Rick Bell will be presenting a paper on Horn Springs, a nineteenth-century Wilson County, Tennessee, resort. Natalie Inman, the newest member of our department, will be part of a panel discussing Native Americans. I will be discussing a condensed version of an historiographical essay on Andrew Jackson and slavery that I recently wrote for History Compass.

Make your plans to attend. If you want more information, check out the link above or contact me directly.

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