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Southern Association for Women Historians Holds 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus

The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) recently held its 11th Triennial Conference at The University of Alabama’s campus, June 7-10, 2018. Professors, public historians, graduate students, and individuals interested in history all gathered together in Tuscaloosa for four days of invigorating conversation, thought-provoking plenaries and panels, and inspiring workshops centered around this year’s theme […]

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Undergraduates Recognized at Campus Research Conferences

Several undergraduate students within the Department of History have recently participated in undergraduate research conferences across campus. At the end of last month, several students presented posters at URCA, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. The following students presented research they have conducted under the supervision of department faculty: Bradley Beasley, with Dr. John […]

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Department Celebrates Professor George McClure’s Career

Dr. George McClure has taught at The University of Alabama for more than thirty years, where he has taught innumerable students in our own department, as well as in the Honors College and Blount programs. Dr. McClure is a scholar of the Renaissance, and has also taught courses on the Reformation and environmental history. Beloved […]

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Department Celebrates Recent Publications by Faculty

The History Department celebrated three faculty members publishing books earlier this semester. Professor Emeritus Howard Jones published My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness. In it, Jones gives an exhaustively researched and compelling look at the events of March 16, 1968, when U.S. troops entered a group of hamlets on a “search and […]

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2018 Honors Day Awards Review

 Each April, the Department of History salutes the achievements of its students, recognizing their commitment to excellence and high academic and personal standards. The faculty of the Department of History extends our heartfelt congratulations to the families and friends of the students honored today. On this Honors Day, please know that we share your […]

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US Army Chief of Military History & Chair of War Studies Department at USMC Command Staff College Visit Department

On March 29, The University of Alabama Department of History hosted a pair of events lead by two military historians. Executive Director of the US Army Center of Military History and Chief of History, Charles R. Bowery, Jr., and Professor of Military History and Department Head of the War Studies Department at the Marine Corps […]

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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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Dr Green’s Students Open Art Exhibit: “Mecca”

On March 2nd, our own Dr. Sharony Green opened an art exhibit curated by students in her “Gender, Race, and Urban Space” graduate course. The exhibit, entitled “Mecca: Atlanta, Harlem, Miami, and Beyond” reflect the students’ interrogation of these cities as cultural “Meccas” for certain groups, in particular people of African descent. The exhibit is […]

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Dr. Victoria Bynum Visits UA

The History Department was honored to host noted Civil War historian, Dr. Victoria Bynum, for a pair of departmental events this March. The Department hosted a screening of the 2016 film The Free State of Jones, based on her 2001 work The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War. Following the screening was a […]

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Dr. Sarah Pearsall – Violence and Polygamy in Early America

The Department of History is hosting a talk by Dr. Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University, on “Violence and Polygamy in Early America.” The lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, from 4:30-6 PM in 30 ten Hoor Hall. This event is […]

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Department Hosts US Army Chief of Military History & Chair of War Studies Department at USMC Command Staff College

The Department of History is pleased to welcome Charles R. Bowery, Jr. and Christopher Stowe to discuss connections between the Civil War and today’s military. The will speak in room 30, ten Hoor Hall on Thursday, March 29, at 3:30 PM. Mr. Bowery is Executive Director U.S. Army Center of Military History and Chief of […]

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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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Undergraduate Researches Lutheran Liturgies

Molly Buffington, a History major in her junior year at UA, is writing an honor’s thesis on Lutheran liturgies, and the ways that theology about the sacrament was communicated to the congregation through these songs. German liturgical texts in the 16th and 17th centuries, though often overlooked in historical scholarship on the Protestant Reformation, reflected […]

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History Department Alumna Briana Royster Pursues PhD at New York University

Briana Royster is a Tuscaloosa native who earned her BA in History in 2012, as well as MA’s in History (2014) and Women’s Studies (2015). Though she entered undergrad as an engineering student, after returning to school following a break in her studies, she decided to switch to History. Royster wasn’t entirely sure what she […]

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Chief of Exhibits for the National Museum of the United States Army Visits UA

The Museum Studies program recently hosted a talk with Paul Morando, Chief of Exhibits at the National Museum of the United States Army. The museum, which is currently under construction in Fort Belvoir, VA, will be the first national museum for the U.S. Army as a whole. Mr. Morando discussed the funding, design, construction, and […]

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