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Dr. David Beito’s T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer Named Best Biography

Drs. David Beito and Linda Royster Beito‘s recent work, T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer, won the 31st Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for best biography from the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest organization of book publishers in the United States. T.R.M. Howard was selected from a field of more than one hundred entrants. […]

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Summersell Center Students Present at National Conference

Students enrolled in Dr. John Giggie’s Invisible Histories course recently presented research posters at the Queer History South Conference, which was held in Birmingham, Alabama, from March 27 through March 29. Invisible Histories is the first course of its kind in the history department — dedicated to learning about queer history and specifically recapturing the […]

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Undergraduates Launch Crimson Historical Review

History majors have launched the Crimson Historical Review (CHR), an undergraduate research journal. The idea for the journal started in Dr. Margaret Peacock’s undergraduate research seminar. Her students were reviewing one of the few undergraduate historical research journals in the United States and concluded that they could do it better. Peacock and students Jodi Vadinsky […]

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A Triumph of American Technology: Remembering the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing on its 50th Anniversary

The Department of History is hosting a colloquium on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m. in 205 Gorgas. It will include talks by Dr. Richard Branam, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, titled “How We Got There: the Technology of Rocketry and Space Flight,” Dr. Margaret […]

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Doctoral Student Ashley Odebiyi Wins Medieval Essay Contest

Ashley Odebiyi, second year Ph.D. student, recently placed an article with an upcoming volume of the online peer-reviewed Medieval Feminist Forum published through the University of Iowa. Odebiyi studies medieval women’s spirituality, especially semi-religious women, who did not take traditional religious vows yet practiced a spiritual way of life, such as adherence to apostolic poverty. […]

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Emily Adams Wins John Fraser Ramsey Award

The Department of History is proud to announce that one of our undergraduate students, Emily Adams, was recently named the winner of the 2019 John Fraser Ramsey Award! The award, one of The University of Alabama’s Premier Awards, is given in the memory of long-time history professor John F. Ramsey and honors students who embody […]

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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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