On Saturday, April 15, the History Department came together to play the fourth annual Faculty-Graduate Softball Game. The graduate students came ready for a fight, and for the first several innings it seemed that victory was within their grasp. The faculty, however, came prepared to fight for the longue durée, and rallying in the fourth […]
Dr. Lawrence F. Kohl is retiring after thirty years of teaching at The University of Alabama. He and the department celebrated his upcoming retirement with a lecture entitled, “On Life, History, and Teaching: Reflections on Retirement.” Kohl’s moving speech spanned from his serene childhood in Michigan, to his lifelong obsession with time, to the importance of […]
Dr. Andrew Huebner, an associate professor in The University of Alabama’s Department of History, has been appointed a distinguished lecturer of the Organization of American Historians. As a speaker for the Distinguished Lectureship Program, Huebner agreed to a three-year renewable term in which he will travel the country, speaking about all facets of U.S. history in […]
On Friday, April 14, History Department Professors Harold Selesky, John Beeler, and Andrew Huebner spoke on topics related to the First World War. The event, sponsored by the Department of History, the US Army Crimson Tide ROTC, Battalion, and the USAF Detachment 010, was held to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of American entry into the […]
On March 30, three History Department students, Senior Hillary Jones, Senior Leif Midgorden, and Junior Charlotte Waters, participated in the University of Alabama’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity conference (URCA). The conference is provides an opportunity for undergraduates to present original research or creative activities. The most outstanding undergraduate researchers from all disciplines of […]
Each April, the Department of History salutes the achievements of its students, recognizing their commitment to excellence and high academic and personal standards. The faculty of the Department of History extends our heartfelt congratulations to the families and friends of the students honored today. On this Honors Day, please know that we share your pride […]
Awards, Honors Day
Named after long-time History faculty member John Fraser Ramsey, the Ramsey Award is the oldest, university-wide endowed award at The University of Alabama and the most prestigious of the University’s Premier Awards. Endowed by “Doc” Ramsey’s many admirers at the end of his forty-two year career at Alabama, the Award honors ” the versatility of gifts […]
Join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:00 pm. in room 30, ten Hoor Hall to hear Dr. Lawrence Kohl’s retirement lecture, “Life, History, and Teaching.” Dr. Kohl will be reflecting on his life as a teacher over the last thirty years.
Dr. Lesley Gordon was featured recently on an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, with actor Noah Wyle. Dr. Gordon helped Wyle learn more about his southern roots, including an ancestor, John Henry Mills, who fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Congratulations, Dr. Gordon, on making history come alive!
Adam Petty, a doctoral student in the Department of History, has just published an article in the March 2017 edition of Civil War History. The article, “Wilderness, Weather, and Waging War in the Mine Run Campaign,” analyzes the Mine Run campaign from an environmental perspective, and argues that the battle become a model for subsequent campaigns. […]
Make plans to join the Department of History on April 7, at 2:00 PM, in room 252 ten Hoor Hall for our Honors Day Convocation. The Department will recognize our outstanding graduate and undergraduate scholarship, as well as the dedicated service of our peer mentors and other volunteers. Light refreshments will be served immediately following […]
The Alpha of Alabama Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will host the 2017 Going Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, at 4:00 PM in room 205 of Gorgas Library. This years lecture will be given by Professor James Turner and is entitled, “The Future and the Past of the Humanities.” Professor Turner is Cavanaugh Professor Humanities […]
The Department of History recently hosted a Graduate Visit Day, where prospective graduate students were able to learn more about the program and talk with professors, faculty, and current students. Dr. Daniel Riches, Director of Graduate Studies, made the following statement about the event: “Graduate Visit Day gave us the chance to welcome to campus […]
On Monday, March 27, 2017, The University of Alabama Department of History hosted a conference entitled “Dreams of Dominion; The U.S. South and Latin America.” The event featured two panels, the first, “Slavery and its Legacy,” with Martha S. Santos, Chase McCarter, David. C. Lafevor, and moderated by Professor John Giggie, and the second, “Expansion,” with Roberto […]
Dr. Donna Cox Baker, a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama’s History PhD program, is the editor-in-chief of Alabama Heritage magazine, serves as the acquisitions editor, recruiting history titles for The University of Alabama Press, and co-chairs the Statewide Initiatives Committee for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. Baker says that students should not feel overly […]