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Drs. Erik Peterson and Margaret Peacock to Share Findings from “A Deeper Sickness,” Feb. 24

The Office of Politics, Communication and Media at The University of Alabama (OPCaM) will host a for “Politics Broadly: Disease and Disinformation,” with Drs. Margaret Peacock and Erik Peterson on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 4 – 5:30 PM CST in 118 Lucy Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. There will be […]

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Dr. Megan Kate Nelson to Host Workshop

Dr. Megan Kate Nelson, writer and historian, will give a virtual graduate workshop on February 17, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 251 ten Hoor Hall. Dr. Nelson is the author of The Three-Cornered War (Scribner, 2020) and the forthcoming Saving Yellowstone (Scribner, 2022). Her workshop will focus on the best structure for a dissertation or […]

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Dr. Blake Ball to Discuss Peanuts, Politics, & 20th-Century US History

On Thursday, February 10, The University of Alabama Department of History will host Dr. Blake Scott Ball for a discussion on Peanuts, politics, and US history in the 20th century. Ball is a 2017 PhD graduate from the Department of History. He is an assistant professor of history and chair of the Department of History […]

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Alumnus Elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Sylvester Croom, Jr., a 1975 graduate from The University of Alabama’s Department of History, was selected as a member of the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame induction class. Croom played center for the Crimson Tide from 1972 to 1974, and completed his college degree before turning twenty-one. He was a captain on the 1974 […]

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Dr. Kari Frederickson to Discuss Deep South Dynasty, Autograph Copies January 22

Tuscaloosa’s Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, will host a book signing and discussion with Dr. Kari Frederickson this coming Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The event will be held at the Ernest & Hadley’s store, located at 1928 7th Street, in downtown Tuscaloosa. Frederickson will discuss her newest book, Deep South […]

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1521-2021: 500th Anniversary of the Fall of the Aztec Empire

Join us on November 17 at 5 PM in the Camellia Room, Gorgas Library as well commemorate the Quincentennial of the fall of the Aztec Empire. Special guests Dr. Bradley Benton, North Dakota State University and Dr. Frances Ramos, University of South Florida, Tampa will join our own Drs. Juan José Ponce Vázquez and Steven […]

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“Dangerous Landscapes” Exhibit, Reception, and Panel Discussion at the UA Gallery

The University of Alabama Gallery and the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative are proud to present the exhibition, Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age of Climate Change, August 6 through September 24, 2021, the UA Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts center in downtown Tuscaloosa. A First Friday reception will be held on […]

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Dr. Jenny Shaw Wins Cappon Award

Associate Professor Jenny Shaw has been named the winner of the 2020 Lester J. Cappon Award, 1965-2019, which is given annually to the author of the best article published in the William & Mary Quarterly. Shaw’s award was in recognition of her April 2020 WMQ article, “‘In the Name of the Mother’: The Story of […]

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2021 Summersell Deep South Book Prize Nominations

The Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at The University of Alabama are pleased to announce that they are receiving nominations for the 2021 Summersell Deep South Book Prize for the best book on the history of the American South. The author […]

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Dr. Lawrence Cappello Wins Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Lawrence Cappello‘s excellence in teaching and learning has been recognized by The University of Alabama Alumni Association’s 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. Cappello is an assistant professor of U.S. Legal and Constitutional History and directs our Legal History concentration. The Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award program began approximately forty-five years ago, when […]

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Summersell Center Director Quoted in Recent Articles

The Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South Director, Dr. John Giggie, was quoted recently by both U.S. News and Realtor.com. Giggie added commentary to a story for U.S. News addressing a move by some leaders to include wayfinding aides to a proposed expansion of US Hwy 43 through Marengo and Greene […]

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Public History Roundtable to be Held April 7

Join us on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 1:30 CDT, for a roundtable discussion on the field of Public History and jobs and experiences outside traditional academia. The event is free, but registration is required. Julia Brock received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. She practices, studies, and teaches public […]

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Undergraduate Jana Venable Wins 2021 Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

Elmore County, Alabama native and senior history major Jana Venable has been awarded the 2021 Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. Venable received the award for her work, “Recovering Hidden Histories: Memorializing Lynching Victims in Elmore County, Alabama,” which she completed as part of Associate Professor and Director of the Summersell Center for the Study of […]

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Undergraduate History Major Jackson Foster Wins Ramsey Award

Jackson Foster, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Junior majoring in History and Religious Studies, has won the 2021 John Fraser Ramsey Award. The Ramsey Award, named after former history professor John Fraser Ramsey, who taught in the Department of History for more than forty years. The award recognizes a “junior with the versatility […]

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