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Dr. Catherine Clinton to Discuss Mental Illness During & After the Civil War

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 12:00 pm, Dr. Catherine Clinton, Denman Chair of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will discuss her past and present academic work, including her new project on Union soldiers and mental illness during and after the Civil War. Previously, Dr. Clinton has served as President […]

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Department Hosted Alum Richard Dennis for Careers in History Session on Feb. 1

On Friday, Feb. 1, Richard Dennis, the superintendent of education for Elmore County, came to UA to talk to history students who are interested in turning their history degree into a career in education administration or politics. Dennis, a UA graduate, believes that his academic background in both History and English helped him hone the […]

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Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America

Mark your calendars for a one-day symposium hosted by Dr. Andrew Huebner, Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, and Dr. Holly Pinhiero on Friday, March 22, 2019. The symposium is entitled “Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America,” and will explore the overlapping history of American military […]

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Jeffrey McClurken: Digital Humanities & Southern History

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Jeffrey McClurken on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 5:00 PM in ten Hoor 251. Dr. McClurken is Professor of History and American Studies and Chief of Staff to the President at the University of Mary Washington, and he will be speaking about the impact of Digital Humanities on Southern History over […]

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Summersell Center Offers Short-Term Research Fellowships

The Summersell Center offers short-term research fellowships intended to assist scholars from outside the Tuscaloosa area with their use of the archival collections and resources held on The University of Alabama campus. Endowment of these fellowships allows us to continue them indefinitely and possibly to expand the number of them we can offer, while freeing […]

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UA Historian Reports on Federal Shutdown’s Impact for NPS Historians

Government Shutdown Means History Is on Hold at National Parks Explaining the historical import of National Park Service sites is more calling than career for most of the people who do it, but the shutdown has played hell with that dream. Glenn David Brasher (via the Daily Beast) Much media coverage has focused on the negative […]

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Department Alumna Rachel K. Deale Shines at Barton College

Alumna of the History Department Rachel “Katie” Deale has left the familiar halls of ten Hoor for bigger and better things — namely, an Assistant Professorship in American History at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. At Barton, Dr. Deale teaches four courses per semester, advises undergraduates, supervises internships, serves on committees, and runs a […]

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Careers in History: Education Administration and Political Office

Hear Richard Dennis speak on how to turn your History and Education degree into a career in Administration and Politics. Mr. Richard Dennis is the Superintendent of Education for Elmore County and was Principal for five years at Prattville High School and before that Principal for seven years at Wetumpka High School. He was a […]

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Mercer Professor Sarah Gardner to Speak on Southern Literary Reviewers, January 28

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Sarah Gardner, Professor of History at Mercer University, on Monday, January 28, 2019, from 5:00-6:30 PM in Gorgas 205. In her talk, entitled “The World the Reviewers Made,” Dr. Gardner will be speaking about her most recent book, Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern […]

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Summersell Center to Host Tera Hunter on January 25

  Dr. Tera Hunter, Edwards Professor of American History and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will deliver a public lecture on African America marriage in slavery and freedom on January 25, at 4:30 PM, in 30 ten Hoor Hall. Hunter’s Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Belknap Press of […]

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Lesley Gordon Appears on C-SPAN to Discuss George Pickett

Professor Lesley Gordon, the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History, spoke at Pamplin Historical Park, in Petersburg, Virginia, several months ago. She discussed Confederate General George Pickett and his third wife, LaSalle Corbell Pickett, whose extensive writing about her late husband shaped his historical legacy in significant ways. Gordon is the author of George E. Pickett […]

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Medieval Conference a Success

October 2018, the Department of History at The University of Alabama partnered with the University of Dresden to present the conference “Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture.” The conference ran from 17-20 October and included speakers from across the U.S. and Europe discussing the identity and significance of elites in the Medieval context. The conference […]

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Department Hosts Friends & Alumni at SHA-Birmingham

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 this November. Current professors and graduate students were able to mingle with alumni, former and emeritus faculty, and other friends of the department. The event was sponsored by the the Summersell Chair […]

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Amy Murrell Taylor Visits Campus

The History 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. In her book, Taylor discusses the meaning wrapped up in the physical design and structure of the camps where former enslaved persons fleeing the Confederacy […]

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