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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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Adams and Martinson Receive the College of Arts & Science’s Outstanding Sophomore Award

Please join the Department of History in congratulating History Majors Emily Adams and Clay Martinson, both 2018 recipients of the College of Arts & Science’s Outstanding Sophomore Award! Clay is an “Alabama boy” from Huntsville. He is majoring in History with a Civic Engagement and Leadership minor through New College. He is Associate Vice President […]

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Noted Civil War Historian Dr. Victoria Bynum to Host Screening of The Free State of Jones

Noted Civil War historian Dr. Victoria Bynum will host a screening of the 2016 film, The Free State of Jones, staring Matthew McConaughey, which was based upon her 2001 work, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, with a discussion of the film and the real-life events to follow. The screening will take place […]

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Howard Jones’s My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness Continues to Receive Positive Reviews

Howard Jones‘s My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness continues to garner high praise from critics. Last November, New York Times book reviewer Thomas E. Ricks said that Jones’s work is “at once painful and useful,” adding that My Lia is “likely to become the standard reference work” on the subject. John Williams, the Daily Books Editor for […]

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Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula: Historical Perspectives on a Possible Future

The History Department is hosting a panel discussion entitled, “Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula: Historical Perspectives on a Possible Future,” on Friday, February 9, at 4pm, in 125 ten Hoor Hall. The event will include: Dr. Howard Jones, “The Cuban Missile Crisis: The Nuclear War That Wasn’t.” Dr. Di Luo, “Inside the Hermit Kingdom: […]

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