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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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Undergraduate Matt Culver Creates WWI Exhibit at Warner Transportation Museum

Undergraduate Matt Culver’s exhibit “Lafayette, We Are Here! America Enters the First World War” is currently on display at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum in Tuscaloosa. Matt Culver is a senior History/Computer Science double major, and has been involved with a group of students working on two World War I exhibits on campus in […]

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Department Attends SHA Convention, Holds Reception Honoring George Rable.

The Department of History hosted a reception honoring Dr. George C. Rable at the 2017 Southern Historical Association Convention in Dallas, Texas. Rable, the longtime Summersell Chair of Southern History in the department, retired last year. Colleagues, former graduate students, and friends gathered to congratulate Rable on his well-deserved retirement. At the reception, Megan Bever […]

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Welcome to the Department, Dr. Kaufman!

The Department of History is glad to formally welcome Dr. Lucy Kaufman, who joined our faculty this fall, to the ten Hoor family. From childhood through high school, Dr. Kaufman’s father would tell her and her sister “three-minute history lessons” on the way to school in the morning, and it was because of this that  […]

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The University of Alabama Marks the 500th Anniversary of the Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.

On October 30th 2017, The University of Alabama commemorated the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31st, 1517, which began the Protestant Reformation. The event featured professors from the Department of History, Modern Languages and Classics, and Music, as […]

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Thank You for Supporting “1867 in North America: Crisis on a Continent.”

On November 1 2017, the History Department hosted “1867 in North America: Crisis on a Continent.” Drs. Steven Bunker, Lesley J. Gordon, and Harold Selesky participated in this discussion of the sesquicentennial of the threefold political crisis that affected the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Dr. Gordon discussed issues surrounding Reconstruction, Dr. Selesky spoke about […]

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Students in Dr. Giggie’s Southern Memory: Lynching in Alabama Course Visit EJI Offices.

Students in Dr. Giggie’s HY 400 – Southern Memory: Lynching in Alabama course visited the Equal Justice Institute in Montgomery, Alabama on October 18th as part of their work to better understand and encourage awareness of racial violence during the post-Reconstruction era in Alabama. The students, who are researching ten African-Americans lynched in Pickens County […]

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Department Tailgates for Annual Thrashing of Tennessee

On October 28th, the History Department came together to tailgate before the Alabama-Tennessee game. Though our graduate students with degrees from the University of Tennessee were thoroughly harassed, students and professors had a wonderful time playing cornhole, eating Brunswick stew, and celebrating another gameday. Thank you to everyone who helped with setting up, brought food, […]

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1867 in North America: Crisis on a Continent

1867 was a tumultuous year for the nations of North America. The United States, only recently in the throes of a Civil War, was faced with the task of reintegrating the Confederate States and constructing legal protections for newly-emancipated freedmen and women. At the same time, Canada was also being knit more closely together, formed […]

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Dr. Andrew Paxman to Speak on “A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 PM in the Summersell Room

Dr. Andrew Paxman, research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, will speak at 4 pm, Wednesday, October 18, at 4 pm, in the Summersell Room. Paxman’s talk is entitled “A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist,” and is based upon his new book, Jenkins of […]

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Holly Pinheiro, Jr. to Speak on Race, Gender, and Citizenship During the Civil War Era on Tuesday, Oct. 17

University of Iowa doctoral candidate and current Alabama A&M University faculty member Holly Pinheiro, Jr., will deliver a talk entitled, “Men of Color! To Arms!: Race, Gender, and Citizenship During the Civil War Era,” on Tuesday, October 17, at Noon, in room 251 ten Hoor Hall (the Summersell Room). Pinheiro’s research examines the lives of […]

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The University of Alabama to Observe the Quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation 1517-2017: 500 Years of Faith, History, and the Arts Monday October 30, 2017 Moody Music Building Concert Hall The University of Alabama Reception and Book Exhibit 5:00 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. Scholarly presentations and performances by University of Alabama faculty, as well as a curated book exhibit, to commemorate the Protestant Reformation. […]

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