Graduate Students

Department Hosts Friends & Alumni at SHA-Birmingham

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 […]

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Department Welcomes Prospective Graduate Students

The History Department hosted a group of prospective graduate students on February 23, 2018. The prospective students were first welcomed by Dr. Daniel Riches, Director of Graduate Studies. “We were delighted to welcome seventeen accepted students who traveled from across the country to visit our department,” says Dr. Riches. “The central theme of the event […]

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Department Attends SHA Convention, Holds Reception Honoring George Rable.

  The Department of History hosted a reception honoring Dr. George C. Rable at the 2017 Southern Historical Association Convention in Dallas, Texas. Rable, the longtime Summersell Chair of Southern History in the department, retired last year. Colleagues, former graduate students, and friends gathered to congratulate Rable on his well-deserved retirement. At the reception, Megan […]

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Power & Struggle Conference Begins Friday, September 22

Registration for the 2017 Power & Struggle Conference will begin on Friday, September 22, at 5:00 pm, in Smith Hall. A reception will follow from 5:30-6, supper from 6-7:00, and the keynote address from Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, will begin at 7:00 pm. Saturday’s events begin at 8:00 am […]

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Graduate Students Fall to Faculty in Annual Softball Match

On Saturday, April 15, the History Department came together to play the fourth annual Faculty-Graduate Softball Game.  The graduate students came ready for a fight, and for the first several innings it seemed that victory was within their grasp.  The faculty, however, came prepared to fight for the longue durée, and rallying in the fourth […]

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Department Hosts Graduate Visit Day for Incoming and Prospective Graduate Students

The Department of History recently hosted a Graduate Visit Day, where prospective graduate students were able to learn more about the program and talk with professors, faculty, and current students. Dr. Daniel Riches, Director of Graduate Studies, made the following statement about the event: “Graduate Visit Day gave us the chance to welcome to campus […]

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Faculty Defeat Graduate Students Once Again in Annual Softball Game

The third annual Faculty-Graduate Student Softball Game was played on Saturday, April 30. The professors, endowed with both wisdom and experience, took an early lead until the graduate students, hungry to prove both their analytical and batting skills, made a roaring come back deep in the game. Entering the ninth inning with the score tied […]

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GHA Named Outstanding Professional Organization of the Year

On April 18, 2016, the Office of Student Involvement’s annual Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony named the Graduate History Association the Outstanding Professional Organization for 2015-2016 at the University of Alabama. Though the GHA does several things throughout the year, the awards committee was particularly impressed by their annual conference, which has truly been an […]

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