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Past Visiting Scholars

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  • Dr. Candace Vogler
    David and Clara Stern Professor of Philosophy
    University of Chicago
    Keynote speaker at the Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference
    Saturday, September 5, 2015
    Title: "Avoiding Bad"
    Dr. Vogler was invited to The University of Tennessee by E.J. Coffman (Philosophy)
  • Dr. Yunte Huang
    Professor of English
    University of California-Santa Barbara
    Monday, September 21, 2015 
    Title: "Charlie Chan and Yellowface"
    Dr. Huang was invited to The University of Tennessee by Lynn Sacco (History)
  • Dr. Michele Salzman
    Professor of History
    University of California-Riverside
    Thursday, October 22, 2015
    Title: "The 'Falls of Rome':  The Transformations of Rome in Late Antiquity (270-603)"
    Dr. Salzman was invited to The University of Tennessee by Jacob Latham (History)
  • Dr. Juliet Walker
    Professor of History and Founder/Director of the Center of Black Business, History, Entrepreneurship, Technology
    The University of Texas – Austin
    Monday, November 9, 2015
    Title: "When Will All Black Economic Lives Matter?  After 400 Years, 1619-2019, We Are Still at the Racial Bottom"
    Dr. Walker was invited to The University of Tennessee by Brandon Winford (History)
  • Dr. Martin Kern
    Greg and Joanna Zeluck Professor in Asian Studies
    Princeton University
    Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Title: "The Origins of Chinese Poetry"
    Dr. Kern was invited to The University of Tennessee by Charles Sanft (History)
  • Dr. Akeel Bilgrami
    Sidney Morgenbesser Chair in Philosophy, Professor, Committee on Global Thought
    Columbia University
    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Title: "Agency, Value and Alienation"
    Dr. Bilgrami was invited to The University of Tennessee by Kristina Gehrman (Philosophy)
  • Dr. Daniel O'Quinn
    Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies
    University of Guelph
    Monday, February 22, 2016
    Title: "Shylocks: Anti-Semitism, Pugilism and the Repertoire of Theatrical Violence"
    Dr. O'Quinn was invited to The University of Tennessee by Misty Anderson (English)
  • Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz
    University Professor of History
    University of Chicago
    Monday, March 21, 2016
    Title: "Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water, and Long-Run Economic Development in China"
    Dr. Pomeranz was invited to The University of Tennessee by Shellen Wu (History
  • Dr. Helmut Reimitz
    Professor of History
    Princeton University
    Monday, March 28, 2016
    Title:  "Romanitas after Rome: On the Use and Abuse of the Roman Past in the Early Medieval West"
    Dr. Reimitz was invited to The University of Tennessee by Matthew Gillis (History)
  • Dr. John Bryant
    Professor of English
    Hofstra University
    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Title:"Big Data | Close Reading: Melville and the Humanities as Fluid Texts"
    Dr. Bryant was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dawn Coleman (English)
  • Dr. Barbara Savage
    Geraldine Segal Professor of American Social Thought, Department of Africana Studies
    University of Pennsylvania
    Monday, April 18, 2016
    Title: "Merze Tate:  Cosmopolitan Woman, Diplomatic Historian, World Traveler"
    Dr. Savage was invited to The University of Tennessee by Shannen Williams (History)
  • Dr. Alexander Nemerov
    Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University
    "Lewis Hine in the Southeast:  Child Labor Photographs, 1908-1912"
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    Dr. Nemerov was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Mary Campbell (School of Art)
  • Paul Erickson
    Director of Academic Programs, American Antiquarian Society
    "Get Paid to Read Old Books! How to Apply for and Win Fellowships at Independent Research Libraries"
    Friday, September 12, 2014
    Dr. Erickson was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Katy Chiles (English)
  • Dr. Glen Bowersock
    Professor Emeritus of Ancient History, Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies
    "The Lod and Kfar 'Othnay Mosaics: Religion in Third-Century Roman Palestine"
    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Dr. Bowersock was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Thomas Heffernan (Humanities Center)
  • Dr. Nicola Di Cosmo
    Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies
    "Climate Change Research and the History of Nomads: New Answers to old Questions?"
    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Dr. Di Cosmo was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Charles Sanft (History)
  • Dr. Karl Ameriks
    McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
    "On Kant and Autonomy"
    Friday, November 21, 2014
    Dr. Ameriks was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Markus Kohl (Philosophy)
  • Dr. Stewart Shapiro
    O'Donnell Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
    "Conceptions of the Continuous"
    Friday, February 6, 201
    Dr. Shapiro was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Nora Berenstain (Philosophy)
  • Dr. David Sedley
    Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge
    "Epicurus on Taxonomy and Definition"
    Saturday, March 14, 2015
    Dr. Sedley was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Clerk Shaw (Philosophy)
  • Dr. Gail Hershatter
    Distinguished Professor of History, University of California-Santa Cruz
    "Did Rural Chinese Women Have a Revolution?  If so, what remains?"
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Dr. Hershatter was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Shellen Wu (History)
  • Dr. Robert Darnton
    Carl Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Harvard University
    "Books, Libraries, and the Digital Future"
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015
    Dr. Darnton was invited to The University of Tennessee by Dr. Thomas Heffernan (Humanities Center)
  • Carole Pateman
    Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
    "Where is Democracy Heading?"
    April 25, 2014
    Dr. Ebrey was invited to The University of Tennessee by Charles Sanft (History)
  • Patricia Ebrey
    Professor of History, The University of Washington
    "Emperor Huizong: Daoist, Poet, Painter, Captive"
    March 10, 2014
    Dr. Ebrey was invited to The University of Tennessee by Charles Sanft (History)
  • Amy Taylor
    Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
    "On the Frontlines of Freedom: Life Inside the U.S. Civil War's 'Contraband' Camps"
    October 15, 2013
    Dr. Taylor was invited to The University of Tennessee by Luke Harlow (History)
  • Edward Hirsch
    President, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    "Applying for a Guggenheim Fellowship"
    Poetry Reading by Edward Hirsch
    September 30, 2013
    Dr. Hirsch was invited to The University of Tennessee by Arthur Smith (English)
  • Martha Nussbaum
    Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
    "The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear"
    September 16, 2013
    A DVD of Dr. Nussbaum's lecture may be borrowed by faculty, staff and students by contacting the Humanities Center at uthumanitiesctr@utk.edu or 865-974-4222
  • Philippe Buc
    Professor for the History of the High and Late Middle Ages, University of Vienna
    "Wars to End All War: Apocalypse and Conflict in Medieval Europe and Beyond"
    September 9, 2013
    Dr. Philippe Buc was invited to The University of Tennessee by Jay Rubenstein (History)
  • Ernest Sosa
    Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
    "Descartes and Virtue Epistemology"
    September 12, 2012
    Ernest Sosa was invited to UT by E. J. Coffman (Philosophy).
  • Jeff Titon
    Professor of Ethnomusicology, Brown University
    "Thoreau's Pastoral Music"
    October 3, 2012
    Jeff Titon was invited to UT by Leslie Gay, Jr. (Music).
  • Patricia Cox Miller
    W. Earl Ledden Professor of Religion, Syracuse University
    "Figuring Relics: A Poetics of Enshrinement"
    November 8, 2012
    Patricia Cox Miller was invited to UT by Jacob Latham (History).
  • Saree Makdisi
    Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
    November 12, 2012
    Saree Makdisi was invited to UT by Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud (English).
  • Dagmar Herzog
    Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar and Professor of History, Graduate Center, City University of New York
    "Sexuality in Europe: A 20th Century History and a History of the Present"
    November 28, 2012
    Dagmar Herzog was invited to UT by Monica Black (History).
  • Susan Wolf
    Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    February 8, 2013
    Susan Wolf was invited to UT by E. J. Coffman (Philosophy).
  • Benjamin Elman
    Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Princeton University, and the Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies
    "China's Place in the Early Modern World: A New Historiography"
    March 18, 2013
    Benjamin Elman was invited to UT by Shellen Wu (History).
  • Peter Fritzsche (Vejas Liulevicus, History)
    Professor
    Department of History
    University of Illinois
    Life and Death in the Third Reich (Harvard University Press, 2008)
  • Stephen Gardiner (John Nolt, Philosophy)
    Associate Professor
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Washington
    A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Global Environmental Tragedy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • Jonathan Dancy (Lee Shepski, Philosophy)
    Professor
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Texas, Austin
    Ethics Without Principles (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • Julia Douthwaite (Mary McAlpin, French)
    Professor
    Department of Romance Languages
    University of Notre Dame
    The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster: Dangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
  • Samuel Freeman (David Reidy, Philosophy)
    Avalon Professor in the Humanities
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Pennsylvania
    Justice and the Social Contract, (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Lyn Hejinian (Ben Lee, English)
    Professor
    Department of English
    University of California, Berkeley
    The Language of Inquiry (University of California Press, 2000)
  • Aviel Roshwald (Vejas Liuelvicius, History)
    Professor
    Department of History
    Georgetown University
    The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern Dilemmas (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
  • Thomas Pogge (David Reidy, Philosophy)
    Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs
    Department of Philosophy
    Yale University
    John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Jeffrey Herf (Vejas Liulevicius, History)
    Professor
    Department of History
    University of Maryland
    Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009)
  • Christopher Looby (Martin Griffin, English)
    Professor
    Department of English
    UCLA
    The Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (University of Chicago Press, 2000)
  • John Matthews (Michael Kulikowski, History)
    John M. Schiff Professor
    Departments of History and Classics
    Yale University
    The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business and Daily Life in the Roman East (Yale University Press, 2006)
  • C.D.C. Reeve (Clark Shaw, Philosophy)
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor
    Department of Philosophy
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Love's Confusions (Harvard University Press, 2005)


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