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Doctoral Candidate Mark Folse Awarded the General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., Memorial Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Mark Folse, a doctoral candidate in The University of Alabama History Department, who has been awarded the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., Memorial Dissertation Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation grants one fellowship per year. The award memorializes General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., the […]

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Associate Professor Holly Grout’s new book examines the transformation of feminine ideals in Third Republic France

Associate Professor Holly Grout’s book The Force of Beauty: Transforming French Ideas of Femininity in the Third Republic, published by LSU Press in June 2015, examines the effects of the meteoric growth of the cosmetics industry in France’s third republic and its effects on conventional standards of womanhood. Grout moves beyond the narrative of beauty […]

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Phi Alpha Theta Students Participate in Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemoration

Members from the Beta-Omicron Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta traveled recently to Selma, Alabama, where they participated in ceremonies commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the landmark Selma-to-Montgomery March. The were accompanied by Dr. Sarah Steinbock-Pratt. The trip was organized by the Department of Gender and Race Studies and underwritten by University Programs. […]

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Graduate Student Examines Link Between Charlie Brown and Charlie Hebdo.

Blake Ball, a graduate student in The University of Alabama History Department, wrote a recent editorial for al.com examining the use of Charles Schultz’s “Charlie Brown” character from the Peanuts comic strip during the European response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Read the piece on AL.com. Blake Scott Ball is an Alabama native and […]

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Fashion Statement as Political Statement: The Antislavery Movement and “I Can’t Breathe”

Professor Joshua Rothman’s recent publication at WereHistory.org examines similarities between recent protests against police conduct and the antislavery movement. From Werehistory.org: Amidst the protest movement that has taken shape in the weeks since grand juries in Missouri and New York determined not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric […]

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Cold War Dixie Wins Best Book Award

Dr. Kari Frederickson’s Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South, which examines the impact of the Cold War on the U.S. South, was recently named the recipient of the Southern Historical Association’s Bennett H. Wall Award for the best book in southern economic or business history published in the last two years. […]

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“Druid City” Documentary to premiere at Jemison Mansion, December 3

This is the trailer for the world premiere of “Druid City,” a wonderful song performed by Bible Study, a Tuscaloosa band. This trailer and the music video was a class project for students enrolled in the University of Alabama’s Department of History “The Nineteenth Century City” course during the Fall 2014 semester. Special thanks to […]

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Associate Professor Margaret Abruzzo Awarded NEH Fellowship.

Associate Professor Margaret Abruzzo received a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project entitled Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility in the 18th and 19th Centuries. This fellowship will support twelve months of full-time writing on a book that will trace changes in […]

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First Fall Session of the Military History Round Table to be Held Friday, Sept. 6

Mark Folse, a doctoral student at the University of Alabama, will be the featured presenter at first fall session of the History Department’s Military History Round Table, which will be held at 3:00 pm (CDT) in the Summersell Room. His topic, “Damage Control: The Hispaniola Occupation’s Impact on the Marine Corps Image, 1915-1924,” explores the […]

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UGA Press Releases Frederickson’s Cold War Dixie.

Congratulations to Dr. Kari Frederickson, department chair and associate professor, on the release of Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South, by the University of Georgia Press. Cold War Dixie explores the impact of the DuPont Corporation’s Savannah River Plant, which produces plutonium used in hydrogen bombs, on the region surrounding Aiken, […]

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Dr. Lisa Lindquist-Dorr Appointed Associate Dean

Dr. Lisa Lindquist-Dorr, associate professor in the department of history, has been appointed an associate dean in The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences. Lindquist-Dorr will administer the College’s social sciences division.   […]

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Bunker Wins Thomas McGann Award and Mexico Humanities Book Award

Dr. Steven B. Bunker, associate professor of history at The University of Alabama, has received awards from two distinguished Latin American studies associations for his book, Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Diaz, published by the University of New Mexico Press. […]

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Graduate Student Publishes in National Journal

Andrew Amron’s article, “Reinforcing Manliness: Black State Militias, the Spanish-American War, and the Image of the Black Soldier, 1891-1900,” appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of  the Journal of African American History. Amron is a doctoral student working under the direction of Dr. John Giggie. […]

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