Howard Jones to Speak at the 2013 Vietnam Center and Archive Conference

University of Alabama Research Professor Emeritus Howard Jones will speak at the 2013 Vietnam Center and Archive Conference. This year’s conference will explore the events of 1963, a year that has “long been viewed as a watershed in both the history of the Vietnam War and in the evolution of the United States’ intervention in that conflict. The Battle of Ap Bac, the ‘Buddhist crisis’ and the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, the abortive ‘Kennedy withdrawal’ of U.S. military advisors […]

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First Fall Session of the Military History Round Table to be Held Friday, Sept. 6

Three US Marines at Alcázar de Colon during the first US intervention in the Dominican Republic. Mark Folse, a doctoral student at the University of Alabama, will be the featured presenter at first fall session of the History Department’s Military History Round Table, which will be held at 3:00 pm (CDT) in the Summersell Room. His topic, “Damage Control: The Hispaniola Occupation’s Impact on the Marine Corps Image, 1915-1924,” explores the ways in which the US Marine Corps dealt with […]

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Dr. Daniel Riches to Deliver Keynote Lecture

University of Alabama Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Daniel Riches, will deliver the keynote lecture, entitled “Diplomacy and Cosmopolitanism,” at The Premodern Diplomats Network’s “Splendid Encounters: Diplomats and Diplomacy in Europe, 1500-1750” conference on September 20, at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of History, in Warsaw. The Premodern Diplomats Network is a organization for scholars studying the birth and early development of the diplomatic arts.

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O Mundo Negro“: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the Black Movement in Brazil.

A lecture and poster exhibition of the Brazilian Black Movement by Dr. Amilcar Pereira, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Lecture: 4-5:30 p.m., 365 Bidgood Hall Join us for a poster exhibit and reception following this event in room 251 ten Hoor Hall. For more information, download the event poster  

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News from the Job Market

Dr. Becky Bruce (PhD, 2012) was hired as Assistant Professor of 20th Century US at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.   Dr. Jill Cooley (PhD, 2011) was hired as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Food Studies at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This position stems from the Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities, “Food Studies at UIC: Local and Global Issues.”  Jill is completing a two-year postdoc at the Center for the Study of Southern […]

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