Photograph of wildfire with "Rising from the Ashes" words
Photograph of wildfire with "Rising from the Ashes" words

Rising from the Ashes: Artists Panel Discussion, February 10

Cartoonists Paige Braddock, Marshall Ramsey, and Danny Wilson have used their skills as illustrators and artists to document the experiences of those who lived through the Chimney Tops II wildfires that swept through the Great Smoky Mountains in 2016. Join us on Thursday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. (EST) for a conversation with the artists. … Continued

Civil War Book of the Year: “Port Hudson” from UT Press

Port Hudson: The Most Significant Battlefield Photographs of the Civil War by Lawrence Lee Hewitt has been named Book of the Year by Civil War Books and Authors, an influential blog run by Andrew J. Wagenhoffer that reviews non-fiction books on the American Civil War. In 1978, Lawrence Lee Hewitt became the first manager of … Continued

New Digital Collections Recently Unveiled

University of Tennessee Libraries recently unveiled nine new digital collections featuring media guides from a wide variety of athletic programs that are filled with stats and stories all Volunteer fans are sure to enjoy. The digitization of these athletic guides was a helpful learning experience for all involved. The project itself allowed all members to … Continued

Dollywood with Chimney Tops 2 fire in the background (Bruce McCamish Photography)

Oral History Project Recalls Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires

November 30, 2021—An oral history project led by the University of Tennessee Libraries records the lived experiences of the Chimney Tops 2 wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains five years ago. Today the UT Libraries launched a website that shares interviews collected by Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops 2 … Continued

Chimney Tops 2 wildfire, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires: Oral Histories Soon to be Published Online

“For future generations, I think it’s really important for them to understand that in times of trouble, people do come together.” Fran Day of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts was recalling the Chimney Tops 2 wildfires that in 2016 ravaged the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding communities. Her video recorded comments … Continued

“Judean female clay ‘pillar figurines.’ Jerusalem, Beer-Sheva, Tel Erani (8th–bth BCE)” by Chamberi is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

For Your Reference: The Archaeology of Religion

UT faculty members Erin Darby and Theodora Kopestonsky will be our guests on the upcoming November 18 episode of For Your Reference, the UT Libraries’ original livestream series featuring conversations with guest scholars, and will be discussing archaeology and material culture. Darby is an associate professor of Early Judaism, and Kopestonsky is a distinguished lecturer … Continued

UT Libraries Sets a Big Orange Goal

Big Orange Give, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s annual day of giving, will take place Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The Libraries goal is to reach 150 gifts, which is 19 more gifts than last year. Each gift made to the Libraries helps support every student on campus, as the Libraries continue to meet the needs … Continued

Panel: The Asian American and Pacific Islander Perspective

Over the past year, we saw a rise in the number of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian Americans became scapegoats for the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and across the nation we witnessed incidents of harassment, xenophobic rhetoric, and even physical assault. What do we need to know about the traumatic … Continued