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Phi Alpha Theta Students Participate in Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemoration

Members from the Beta-Omicron Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta traveled recently to Selma, Alabama, where they participated in ceremonies commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the landmark Selma-to-Montgomery March. The were accompanied by Dr. Sarah Steinbock-Pratt. The trip was organized by the Department of Gender and Race Studies and underwritten by University Programs. […]

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Graduate Student Examines Link Between Charlie Brown and Charlie Hebdo.

Blake Ball, a graduate student in The University of Alabama History Department, wrote a recent editorial for al.com examining the use of Charles Schultz’s “Charlie Brown” character from the Peanuts comic strip during the European response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Read the piece on AL.com. Blake Scott Ball is an Alabama native and […]

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Fashion Statement as Political Statement: The Antislavery Movement and “I Can’t Breathe”

Professor Joshua Rothman’s recent publication at WereHistory.org examines similarities between recent protests against police conduct and the antislavery movement. From Werehistory.org: Amidst the protest movement that has taken shape in the weeks since grand juries in Missouri and New York determined not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric […]

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UA History Professor Explores Link Between Coca-Cola, Corn Syrup, and Obesity.

Assistant Professor Bart Elmore’s investigation of the link between the introduction of high-fructose corn syrup and the American obesity epidemic is featured in Salon. Elmore’s article in the Huffington Post explores the impact of increased Coca-Cola sales outside the US. […]

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Cold War Dixie Wins Best Book Award

Dr. Kari Frederickson’s Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South, which examines the impact of the Cold War on the U.S. South, was recently named the recipient of the Southern Historical Association’s Bennett H. Wall Award for the best book in southern economic or business history published in the last two years. […]

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“Druid City” Documentary to premiere at Jemison Mansion, December 3

This is the trailer for the world premiere of “Druid City,” a wonderful song performed by Bible Study, a Tuscaloosa band. This trailer and the music video was a class project for students enrolled in the University of Alabama’s Department of History “The Nineteenth Century City” course during the Fall 2014 semester. Special thanks to […]

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Associate Professor Margaret Abruzzo Awarded NEH Fellowship.

Associate Professor Margaret Abruzzo received a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project entitled Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility in the 18th and 19th Centuries. This fellowship will support twelve months of full-time writing on a book that will trace changes in […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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Recent Books Published

Books that have been recently published by our faculty include: Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Diaz by Dr. Steven Bunker Protestant Cosmopolitanism and Diplomatic Culture: Brandenburg-Swedish Relations in the Seventeenth Century by Dr. Daniel Riches Flush Times & Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson […]

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Fellowships

Assistant Professor Amy Holmes Tagchungdarpa was awarded theTung Lin Kok Yuen Visiting Professorship, University of Toronto Scarborough for the 2013-2014 academic year. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding scholars in the field of Buddhist Studies. […]

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