Joshua Rothman

From The Chair

Thank you for spending time with the Spring 2022 newsletter from the Department of History, which contains a great deal to get you caught up on at least some activities happening both in and beyond the classroom. I typically spend the update from the Chair singing the well-deserved praises of our incredible students, instructors, and […]

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Rothman Helps Mark Site Where Franklin & Armfield Traded in Enslaved Laborers.

Department Chair Dr. Joshua Rothman was recently involved in a project in New Orleans, where several markers were erected to mark places in the city where enslaved people were bought and sold. A few years ago, Rothman co-wrote an op-ed in the New Orleans Times-Picayune discussing “the absence of recognition of the city’s role in […]

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Southern Association for Women Historians Holds 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus

The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) recently held its 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus, June 7-10, 2018. Professors, public historians, graduate students, and individuals interested in history all gathered together in Tuscaloosa for four days of invigorating conversation, thought-provoking plenaries and panels, and inspiring workshops centered around this year’s theme […]

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Southern Association for Women Historians Holds 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus

The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) recently held its 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus, June 7-10, 2018. Professors, public historians, graduate students, and individuals interested in history all gathered together in Tuscaloosa for four days of invigorating conversation, thought-provoking plenaries and panels, and inspiring workshops centered around this year’s theme […]

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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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Professor Joshua Rothman’s Washington Post Piece Explores the Historical Background of Attacks on the Press.

The following article by Dr. Joshua Rothman appears in the August 1, 2017 edition of the Washington Post.  “The constant churn among President Trump’s communications staff — including the abrupt ouster of Anthony Scaramucci, who days ago promised to bring “an era of a new good feeling” to press relations in his role as communications […]

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