Rable Protégés Discuss the “Rable Method.”

Glenn David Brasher and G. Ward Hubbs, both noted protégés of Professor George Rable, recently published a piece on the “Rable Method” for the Civil War Monitor. Few scholars have produced as many groundbreaking works as Civil War historian George C. Rable. Since his retirement from teaching in 2016, a group of his former doctoral […]

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Department Tailgates for Homecoming

The Department of History held a Homecoming tailgate on Saturday, October 26, braving the rainy and mucky weather before enjoying Alabama’s 48-7 deconstruction of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The wetness of the day could not dampen our enthusiasm for football, socializing, and Dr. John Beeler‘s superb pulled pork. Roll Tide! […]

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Summersell Students Launch Queer Alabama Site

Students in Director of the Summersell Center Dr. John Giggie’s Spring 2019 course Invisible Histories: Queer History South have unveiled the website for their research, Queer Alabama. The website features each of the students’ research projects, all of which analyze the queer community’s impact on The University of Alabama campus and its broader Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Southeastern […]

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Mapping Antebellum America Exhibit Open December 5

Students enrolled in Dr. Sharony Green‘s Antebellum America course worked with UA’s Cartographic Research Lab and visited several historical sites this fall, using the antebellum period as a starting point for “mapping” historical events and issues in Tuscaloosa and throughout Alabama in honor of Alabama’s 2019 bicentennial celebration. The results of their work will be […]

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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 Tailgates for Annual Thrashing of Tennessee

On October 28th, the History Department came together to tailgate before the Alabama-Tennessee game. Though our graduate students with degrees from the University of Tennessee were thoroughly harassed, students and professors had a wonderful time playing cornhole, eating Brunswick stew, and celebrating another gameday. Thank you to everyone who helped with setting up, brought food, […]

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Department Holds Annual Welcome Back Party

On September 17, the History Department hosted its annual Welcome Back Party at the Tuscaloosa Sailing Club. New faculty members Drs. Lucy Kaufman and Matt Lockwood were welcomed to the department and the faculty, staff, and graduate students celebrated the beginning of the school year. Additionally, Dr. Rothman thanked our instructors for their contributions to […]

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GATE Students Visit Department

Last week, Dr. Teresa Cribelli welcomed third, fourth, and fifth graders from the Tuscaloosa County School System to ten Hoor Hall. Dr. Cribelli spoke to them about Brazilian history and culture, including Brazilian food and capoeira, the national martial art, and life as a university professor. The students were part of the Gifted and Talented […]

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The Nineteenth Century City Course Attracts Following

(From Sharony Green “Why I Teach“)   Dr. Sharony Green says that even though she can’t dance, and she knows she is getting old because her students have to tell her everything that is hip, videos like the one at the top of this entry remind her of some of the things she loves about […]

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A&S’s Teaching Hub Features Dr. Juan Ponce-Vázquez’s Atlatl Lesson

from The Teaching Hub As someone who teaches courses on colonial Latin American history in Alabama, and previously in the rural northeast, I have not had many chances to bring history to life for my students. In the past, I have taken students to museums when a temporary exhibit came to a nearby city. For […]

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