Department Chair Dr. Joshua Rothman was recently involved in a project in New Orleans, where several markers were erected to mark places in the city where enslaved people were bought and sold.
Assistant Professor Juan Ponce-Vázquez was interviewed by Historias, the podcast of the Southeastern Conference of Latin American Studies,his research on smuggling in the seventeenth century Spanish Caribbean.
Department alumnus Adam Petty (PhD 2018, MA 2014) has recently accepted a position as a Historian and Documentary Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers.
The British American 19th Century Historians held its annual conference at Cambridge, England, recently. Professors & graduate students of the period gathered for a weekend of panels, lectures, & conversations, showcasing the latest research on 19th Century U.S. history.
We are please to announce that the Fall 2018 edition of Historically Speaking is now in print and on its way to faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of History at The University of Alabama.
Students enrolled in Dr. Sharony Green‘s Antebellum America visited several historical sites this fall, using the antebellum period as a starting point for “mapping” historical events and issues in honor of Alabama’s 2019 bicentennial celebration.
The Summersell Center and Director Dr. John Giggie sponsored the attendance of four undergraduate students at the Southern Historical Association‘s 2018 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.
The department partnered with the University of Dresden to present the conference “Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture.”
The Department of History was happy to host a Department Friends & Alumni Meet-Up for all attendees at the 2019 Southern Historical Association Conference in Birmingham last month.
The department was pleased to host Amy Murrell Taylor in November to give a talk on her new book, Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps.