Newsletter

Thank You to Our Patrons and the Friends of History

  Dr. Bianca L. Adair Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Avera The Honorable Quentin Q. Brown Jr. Mr. George B. Childress Dr. Angela J. Cooley Dr. Lesley J. Gordon Dr. Jonathon W. Hooks Ms. Samaria Johnson Dr. Kari A. Frederickson Dr. Howard N. Jones Dr. Michael J. Mendle Dr. Robert F. Olin Mr. Kevin Owsley […]

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Supporting the Department

The extent and quality of the activities sponsored by the Department of History depends in large measure on our available funds and the generous support of donors. Endowments or significant targeted donations will enable us to increase our national visibility, expand our production of nationally-recognized scholarship, and to grow History programming and events. Naming opportunities […]

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Kari Boyd (PhD, 2020) Wins 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Doctor Kari Boyd, on winning the 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of History nominated Boyd for the award based on the strength of her dissertation, entitled “Diseased, Disuse, and Disappointment: The Volunteer Experience During the Spanish-American War and the Modernization of the American Army (1898-1902).” […]

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2020 – 2021 Undergraduate Award Recipients

  Charles Grayson Summersell Memorial Scholarship for Most Distinguished Undergraduate in History Logan Goulart Charles Grayson Summersell Memorial Scholarship Jackson Foster John Pace Jana Venable The Lee David and Florence Weinberg Black Scholarship Ethan LeGrand Sarah Jaggears Vivienne Auvil Judson Braly Henry McNeilly Hannah Prescott Caroline Lawrence Dr. Howard Jones Endowed Scholarship Caleb Ferguson Brianna […]

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The Crimson Historical Review Gains National Attention

The Crimson Historical Review is fast becoming one of the premier undergraduate historical journals in the country. Last semester’s issue was characteristically ambitious, with over a hundred pages of robust scholarship drawn from a diverse body of undergraduates, from Alabama, Yale, Washington University in St. Louis, West Point, Pacific Lutheran, and Swarthmore. For the current […]

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UHS Launches Capstone Conference of Undergraduate Study

This year, the Undergraduate Historical Society launched the inaugural Capstone Conference of Undergraduate History. A student-run research event, the Capstone Conference creates a space for students to share their cutting-edge work with the broader history community. The idea sprung from the undergrads’ desire to showcase the diversity, breadth, and depth of the research produced in […]

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From The Chair

Thank you for taking some time with the Spring 2021 newsletter from The University of Alabama Department of History. We all know that in these pandemic times, significant challenges still lie ahead for each of us individually and for all of us collectively as a department, a university, and a nation. But as I write, […]

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Montgomery Wins University Teaching Award, Speaks with Historically Speaking

As the recent recipient of the university-wide Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student Award, Margaret Montgomery sat down for a brief interview about her approach to teaching: Q. What do you think are the essential components of being a good teacher? First and foremost you have to care about your students. I don’t think you […]

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Undergraduate History Major Jackson Foster Wins Ramsey Award

Jackson Foster didn’t start out as an historian. He had an offer from the University of Miami to do a joint BA/PhD in biochemistry, and he was prepared for a life of scientific research. Despite this chosen life path, Foster discovered that he was more interested in understanding society’s origins, its future, and its role […]

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