The Department of History was happy to host a Department Friends & Alumni Meet-Up for all attendees at the 2019 Southern Historical Association Conference in Birmingham this November. Current professors and graduate students were able to mingle with alumni, former and emeritus faculty, and other friends of the department. The event was sponsored by the the Summersell Chair of Southern History Endowment Fund.
The Summersell Center for the Study of the South also sponsored membership and housing for four undergraduate students – Margaret Lawson, Isabella Garrison, Emma Pepperman, and Morgan Alexander – so that they could attend. All four students plan to pursue graduate studies post-graduation. Numerous graduate students were able to attend thanks to departmental funding as well.
We were happy to see all our old friends, and we hope you enjoyed the conference!