Margaret Peacock

A Triumph of American Technology: Remembering the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing on its Fiftieth Anniversary

Faculty and students met on April 10 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. “A Triumph of American Technology: Remembering the 1969  Apollo  Moon  Landing on its 50th Anniversary” was hosted in Gorgas Library and had a very successful turn out. The discussed topics ranging from the dynamics of rocketry, the race […]

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Undergraduates Launch Crimson Historical Review

History majors have launched the Crimson Historical Review (CHR), an undergraduate research journal. The idea for the journal started in Dr. Margaret Peacock’s undergraduate research seminar. Her students were reviewing one of the few undergraduate historical research journals in the United States and concluded that they could do it better. Peacock and students Jodi Vadinsky […]

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A Triumph of American Technology: Remembering the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing on its 50th Anniversary

The Department of History is hosting a colloquium on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m. in 205 Gorgas. It will include talks by Dr. Richard Branam, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, titled “How We Got There: the Technology of Rocketry and Space Flight,” Dr. Margaret […]

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Slavic Studies Conference a Success

On March 17-19, the History Department at the University of Alabama sponsored the Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. As the oldest and largest of all the regional Slavic conferences, the meeting drew more than two hundred scholars of Slavic and Eastern European history, literature, and language to Tuscaloosa. Over the course […]

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Peacock Appointed to the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board

Dr. Margaret Peacock, Associate Professor of Soviet History, was recently awarded a three year fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board. Each year, the Leadership Board chooses three members of faculty who have demonstrated excellence as scholars and teachers to become fellows for a three-year term. During her fellowship, Dr. Peacock will […]

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Dr. Margaret Peacock’s Teaching Methods Featured in the Collegian.

“Dr. Margaret Peacock is always asking ‘why.’ “Why, for instance, should she deliver a traditional-style lecture when technology and online classes have diminished its value? The answer, in Peacock’s eyes, is simple: She shouldn’t. “‘I’m not convinced that group work is best, either,’ said Peacock, an assistant professor in the Department of History. ‘Students hate […]

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Margaret Peacock to discuss her recent book, Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

Dr. Margaret Peacock will be giving a talk on her recently-published, groundbreaking work, Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood. In this book, Peacock recounts the Soviet and American history of childhood in the Cold War. She shows how propagandists on both sides of the iron curtain mobilized similar images of children in […]

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