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Dr. Margaret Peacock’s Teaching Methods Featured in the Collegian.

“Dr. Margaret Peacock is always asking ‘why.’ “Why, for instance, should she deliver a traditional-style lecture when technology and online classes have diminished its value? The answer, in Peacock’s eyes, is simple: She shouldn’t. “‘I’m not convinced that group work is best, either,’ said Peacock, an assistant professor in the Department of History. ‘Students hate […]

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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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Selesky Donates Comic Book Collection to UA Special Collections

Dr. Harold Selesky has donated his collection of comic books to The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections. Many of these comic books are now being featured in an exhibit in Special Collections in Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, titled “Saving the Universe One Panel at a Time: Heroes & Superheroes of the Bronze Age of […]

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University of Wisconsin Prof. Ron Numbers to Present “Baptizing Dinosaurs: How Once-Suspect Evidence of Evolution Came to Support the Biblical Narrative,” Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

Dr. Ron Numbers, professor emeritus in the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be on the University of Alabama campus on Thursday, November 12 to speak as part of the ALLELE (ALabama LEctures on Life’s Evolution) seminar series. His talk, “Baptizing Dinosaurs: How Once-Suspected Evidence of Evolution Came to Support […]

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Associate Professor Andrew Huebner Featured in JAH Discussion

The September 2015 issue of the Journal of American History explores World War I’s legacy in the United States by featuring a discussion among nine leading historians of the period, including UA’s own Andrew Huebner, associate professor of history. “April 2017 will mark the one-hundredth anniversary of American entrance into World War I. The centennial […]

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Ambassador Lino Gutierrez to Speak with Students About Government Careers for History Majors

Ambassador Lino Gutierrez, a former US Ambassador to Nicaragua and Argentina and a graduate of The University of Alabama, will visit the History Department to talk with students about government job opportunities for History majors. Ambassador Gutierrez will meet with students on Monday, October 19, in room 251 ten Hoor Hall (the Summersell Room), from […]

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AHA’s Perspectives on History Features Dr. Bart Elmore’s “An Environmental History of the Real Thing.”

The October 2015 American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History newsmagazine features an article by Assistant Professor Bart Elmore.   An Environmental History of the Real Thing Bartow J. Elmore, October 2015 “Seven years ago, I set out to write a history of how the Real Thing, Coca-Cola, affected real ecologies in the real world. What […]

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Dr. Dan Riches to Host “How to Apply to Graduate School” Presentation

Are you thinking of going to Graduate School in History? Come hear from the experts about how to get there! Tuesday, October 13 3:30-5:00 p.m. The Summersell Room (251 ten Hoor) Dr. Daniel Riches, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History, will share his thoughts on what goes into a successful graduate application […]

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Department Celebrates Two Faculty Publications

On September 14, the Department of History celebrated the publication of two new monographs by members of our faculty, Dr. Holly Grout and Dr. Sharony Green. Dr. Kari Frederickson, the Chair of the Department of History commended Drs. Grout and Green for navigating successfully through the painstaking and involved process of publishing one’s first book. […]

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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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