Category Archives: News

Department Welcomes Legal Historian, Dr. Lawrence Cappello

The Department is pleased to announce that Professor Lawrence Cappello has joined our faculty. Dr. Cappello earned his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York (CUNY) Queens College, and his doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2017. His specialty is Legal/Constitutional History and twentieth-century U.S. Social and Political History — particularly the […]

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Graduates Students Stay Busy During the Summer

This summer, graduate students in the Department of History engaged in a variety of interesting and productive pursuits. Andrew Deaton presented a paper on the legacy of the Hussite Wars at the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at St. Louis University. Our grads also researched at archives around the United States. Kari Boyd […]

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Department Welcomes Dr. Julia Brock

The Department is pleased to welcome Professor Julia Brock to our faculty. Dr. Brock did her undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, earned her Master’s from Florida State University, and received her Doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. Her specialty is in public history and post-Civil War American and Southern […]

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Graduate History Association Hosts Power & Struggle Conference.

The University of Alabama Graduate History Association will host its annual Power and Struggle Conference on October 5 and 6, 2018. This year’s keynote speaker is former Bankhead Fellow and current The Ohio State University Associate Professor of History Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt […]

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Assistant Professor Juan Ponce-Vázquez Appears on Historias Podcast

Assistant Professor Juan Ponce-Vázquez was interviewed by Historias, the podcast of the Southeastern Conference of Latin American Studies, this week. Professor Ponce-Vázquez discuss his research on smuggling in the seventeenth century Spanish Caribbean, as well as his writing strategies for finishing the first book, the value of social media, work-life balance, and what lays on his research horizon. The […]

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Alumnus Adam Petty Working with Joseph Smith Papers

Department alumnus Adam Petty (PhD 2018, MA 2014) has recently accepted a position as a Historian and Documentary Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. Petty completed his doctorate under George Rable last year, with a focus on the Civil War era. His dissertation “Virginia’s Wilderness: Investigating the Landscape of War,” focused on the interaction between […]

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Undergraduate Researches Alabama Food History

Rising Senior Rachel Remmes participated in the Department’s Honors Thesis program last year, completing a thesis under Dr. Charles Clark entitled “Southern Alabama’s Corn, Peanut, and Wheat Agriculture in the 20th Century and 21st Century Trends.” Remmes, a Secondary Education – Social Sciences and History major, says she has “always been interested in food as […]

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Rothman Helps Mark Site Where Franklin & Armfield Traded in Enslaved Laborers.

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. A few years ago, Rothman co-wrote an op-ed in the New Orleans Times-Picayune discussing “the absence of recognition of the city’s role in […]

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Dr. Andrew Huebner Speaks at National World War I Museum

On July 1, Department of History Associate Professor and OAH Distinguished Lecturer Andrew Huebner spoke to a gathering at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, in Kansas City, Missouri. Huebner discussed his latest work, Love and Death in the Great War. His presentation is available via the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s Youtube […]

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Southern Association for Women Historians Holds 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus

The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) recently held its 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus, June 7-10, 2018. Professors, public historians, graduate students, and individuals interested in history all gathered together in Tuscaloosa for four days of invigorating conversation, thought-provoking plenaries and panels, and inspiring workshops centered around this year’s theme […]

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Undergraduates Recognized at Campus Research Conferences

Several undergraduate students within the Department of History have recently participated in undergraduate research conferences across campus. At the end of last month, several students presented posters at URCA, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. The following students presented research they have conducted under the supervision of department faculty: Bradley Beasley, with Dr. John […]

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Department Celebrates Professor George McClure’s Career

Dr. George McClure has taught at The University of Alabama for more than thirty years, where he has taught innumerable students in our own department, as well as in the Honors College and Blount programs. Dr. McClure is a scholar of the Renaissance, and has also taught courses on the Reformation and environmental history. Beloved […]

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Department Celebrates Recent Publications by Faculty

The History Department celebrated three faculty members publishing books earlier this semester. Professor Emeritus Howard Jones published My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness. In it, Jones gives an exhaustively researched and compelling look at the events of March 16, 1968, when U.S. troops entered a group of hamlets on a “search and […]

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2018 Honors Day Awards Review

 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 […]

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US Army Chief of Military History & Chair of War Studies Department at USMC Command Staff College Visit Department

On March 29, The University of Alabama Department of History hosted a pair of events lead by two military historians. Executive Director of the US Army Center of Military History and Chief of History, Charles R. Bowery, Jr., and Professor of Military History and Department Head of the War Studies Department at the Marine Corps […]

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