Category Archives: News

Professor Joshua Rothman’s Washington Post Piece Explores the Historical Background of Attacks on the Press.

The following article by Dr. Joshua Rothman appears in the August 1, 2017 edition of the Washington Post.  “The constant churn among President Trump’s communications staff — including the abrupt ouster of Anthony Scaramucci, who days ago promised to bring “an era of a new good feeling” to press relations in his role as communications […]

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Dr. Glenn Brasher’s Review of PBS’s Mercy Street Featured in Smithsonian.

Dr. Glenn Brasher‘s review of PBS’s Mercy Street was recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine. “Days before President Trump proposed eliminating federal funds for public broadcasting, PBS cancelled “Mercy Street,” the ambitious period drama they debuted with high expectations in 2016. PBS stated that it could no longer afford the expensive production and high-caliber cast — especially […]

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Graduate Students Fall to Faculty in Annual Softball Match

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 […]

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Dr. Lawrence F. Kohl Retirement Lecture a Huge Success

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 […]

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Associate Professor Andrew Huebner Appointed Distinguished Lecturer

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 […]

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Department Professors Participate in Commemoration of WWI Centennial

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 […]

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Students Participate in The University of Alabama’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

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 […]

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2017 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 pride […]

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Meet 2017 John Fraser Ramsey Award Recipient Charlotte Watters

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 […]

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Dr. Lawrence Kohl to Deliver Retirement Lecture on April 19

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.

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Dr. Lesley Gordon Featured on Who Do You Think You Are?

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!

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Doctoral Candidate Adam Petty Publishes Article in Civil War History

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. […]

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Join the Department of History for our Honors Day Convocation on April 7

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 […]

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The 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Going Lecture to be Held April 5.

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 […]

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Department Hosts Graduate Visit Day for Incoming and Prospective Graduate Students

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 […]

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