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Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Anne Avera Create Scholarship for History Majors & Minors

A generous donation from Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Anne Avera created the Department of History’s first scholarships for History majors and minors. Mr. Avera graduated from The University of Alabama in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  He has asked that the scholarships be named in honor of Dr. Howard Jones, from whom […]

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HY 111 Students try Their Hands at the Atlatl, a Native American Spear Throwing Device

On Monday September 14, students from HY 111 – Colonial Latin America, got the opportunity to spend their class time outdoors at the Rec Fields engaged in an active learning experience. Professor Juan Ponce-Vázquez invited students to try their hands at the atlatl, a Native American spear thrower. The atlatl was a weapon commonly used […]

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The UA at Oxford Program to Begin Accepting Applications Soon

The UA at Oxford program has been one of the university’s premiere study abroad offerings for more than 35 years. UA at Oxford, under the auspices of UA Education Abroad, is run jointly by the History and English departments, with additional support from the Honors College. Directorship of the program alternates every two years between […]

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Fall 2015 American History Workshop Dates Announced

The Fall 2015 The University of Alabama Department of History American History Workshop sessions will be held on the dates listed below at 3:00 PM in the Summersell Room (251 ten Hoor). For more information about these sessions, contact Jenny Shaw (jenny.shaw@ua.edu). Friday, September 18 “ ‘I give up everything’: The Seizure of Federal Property […]

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Fall 2015 European History Workshop Dates Announced

The Fall 2015 The University of Alabama Department of History European History Workshop sessions will be held on the dates listed below at 3:00 PM in the Summersell Room (251 ten Hoor). For more information about these sessions, contact Holly Grout (hlgrout@ua.edu). Friday, September 4 “Cold War Caesar: Elite Masculinity, Foreign Policy, and the Cinematic […]

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An Introduction to the Year of Utopia with Michael Mendle

Dr. Michael Mendle will provide an introduction to Utopia and to the “Year of Utopia” – the activities, conversations, and events we can create in this flash community of the mind celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Thomas Moore’s seminal and enigmatic book. Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of History. […]

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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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