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Medieval Conference a Success

October 2018, the Department of History at The University of Alabama partnered with the University of Dresden to present the conference “Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture.” The conference ran from 17-20 October and included speakers from across the U.S. and Europe discussing the identity and significance of elites in the Medieval context. The conference […]

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Department Hosts Friends & Alumni at SHA-Birmingham

The Department of History was happy to host a Department Friends & Alumni Meet-Up for all attendees at the 2019 Southern Historical Association Conference in Birmingham this November. Current professors and graduate students were able to mingle with alumni, former and emeritus faculty, and other friends of the department. The event was sponsored by the the Summersell Chair […]

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Amy Murrell Taylor Visits Campus

The History Department was pleased to host Amy Murrell Taylor in November to give a talk on her new book, Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps. In her book, Taylor discusses the meaning wrapped up in the physical design and structure of the camps where former enslaved persons fleeing the Confederacy […]

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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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Fall Edition of Historically Speaking Now Available

We are please to announce that the Fall 2018 edition of Historically Speaking  is now in print and on its way to faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of History at The University of Alabama. An electronic version of the current issue is available at this link for those who can’t wait for the postman to […]

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Undergraduate Researches Alabama Food History

Rising Senior Rachel Remmes participated in the Department’s Honors Thesis program last year, completing a thesis under Dr. Charles Clark entitled “Southern Alabama’s Corn, Peanut, and Wheat Agriculture in the 20th Century and 21st Century Trends.” Remmes, a Secondary Education – Social Sciences and History major, says she has “always been interested in food as a representation of culture and the […]

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John Giggie to Speak About Race, Medicine, & the Founding of the National Museum of Peace and Justice

As part of The Art of Medicine Rounds sponsored by the College of Community and Health Sciences, Prof. John Giggie will be offering a talk entitled, “Race, Medicine, and Southern Landscapes: The Founding of the National Museum of Peace and Justice.” It will be held on Thursday, November 1, at 5.30 in UMC Classrooms 1-3. […]

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Students and Faculty Attend BrANCH Conference in Cambridge, England

The British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) held its annual conference at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, October 5-7, 2018. Professors and graduate students interested in all aspects of U.S. History from the period gathered together at Madingley Hall for a weekend of panels, lectures and lively conversations, showcasing the latest research on Nineteenth Century United […]

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Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture Conference

  An International Conference Hosted by The University of Alabama, in Partnership with the University of Dresden   October 17-20, 2018 THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Tuscaloosa, Alabama       For a thousand years and more, from the sixth to the sixteenth century and beyond, monks, nuns, canons, friars, and others under religious vows stood […]

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Graduates Students Stay Busy During the Summer

This summer, graduate students in the Department of History engaged in a variety of interesting and productive pursuits. Andrew Deaton presented a paper on the legacy of the Hussite Wars at the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at St. Louis University. Our grads also researched at archives around the United States. Kari Boyd […]

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Department Welcomes Dr. Julia Brock

The Department is pleased to welcome Professor Julia Brock to our faculty. Dr. Brock did her undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, earned her Master’s from Florida State University, and received her Doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. Her specialty is in public history and post-Civil War American and Southern […]

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Graduate History Association Hosts Power & Struggle Conference

The University of Alabama Graduate History Association will host its annual Power and Struggle Conference on October 5 and 6, 2018. This year’s keynote speaker is former Bankhead Fellow and current The Ohio State University Associate Professor of History Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt […]

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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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Alumnus Adam Petty Working with Joseph Smith Papers

Department alumnus Adam Petty (PhD 2018, MA 2014) has recently accepted a position as a Historian and Documentary Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. Petty completed his doctorate under George Rable last year, with a focus on the Civil War era. His dissertation “Virginia’s Wilderness: Investigating the Landscape of War,” focused on the interaction between […]

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