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History Students Participate in and Win at URCA Conference

Several history majors recently participated in the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Conference on campus. Emily Adams presented “Ethical Espionage: The Role of Covert Operations in a Democratic Government,” a project she has completed with Dr. Caroline McClure in the Geography Department. This research explores whether ethically-ambiguous covert action operations have a place within […]

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History Undergraduates Score Outstanding Research Award

Two of our History majors – Molly Buffington and Margaret Lawson – recently received the prestigious Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, which recognizes undergraduate students who are involved in innovative research around campus. Margaret was recognized for her project “History of Us: Empowering High School Students to Confront the Legacy of Lynching.” Under the guidance […]

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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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Summersell Center Offers Short-Term Research Fellowships

The Summersell Center offers short-term research fellowships intended to assist scholars from outside the Tuscaloosa area with their use of the archival collections and resources held on The University of Alabama campus. Endowment of these fellowships allows us to continue them indefinitely and possibly to expand the number of them we can offer, while freeing […]

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Assistant Professor Juan Ponce-Vázquez Appears on Historias Podcast

Assistant Professor Juan Ponce-Vázquez was interviewed by Historias, the podcast of the Southeastern Conference of Latin American Studies, this week. Professor Ponce-Vázquez discuss his research on smuggling in the seventeenth century Spanish Caribbean, as well as his writing strategies for finishing the first book, the value of social media, work-life balance, and what lays on his research horizon. The […]

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Five Undergraduates Present at UA’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

Emma Pepperman, “Where Legends Were Forgotten: Enslaved Workers at the University of Alabama, 1831- 1865.” Abstract: On The University of Alabama’s web page is a link explaining the Capstone’s slogan: “WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE is about the past, present and future of The University of Alabama. It speaks to the aspirations of our students and […]

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UA Graduate Uses Alabama Education to Research in Paris

Edward J. Gray, a 2013 Alabama graduate in history, and current Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University, is now in Paris, researching a powerful French political family. Gray is passionate about his subject, the Marillac family, and their rise and fall from power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a period which also saw the centralization […]

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