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Summersell Center Sponsors Upcoming Public History Internships in Community

The Summersell Center for Southern History’s Public History Initiative is sponsoring a series of local internships with organizations in the community during the Spring 2017 semester. Students will be partnered with on-campus and local organizations, such as the Gorgas House, Hoole Special Collections, and local churches and clubs, to conduct research and create projects that […]

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Summersell Initiative in Public History Students Explore Options for History Majors

Archives, genealogy projects, museums, libraries — all of these are potential career paths for history majors, combining historical knowledge with technical skills and a love of the public. Drs. John Giggie, James Mixson, and Dan Riches , along with the Summersell Center for the Study of the South, have teamed up to create a track […]

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Dr. Lawrence F. Kohl to Retire

After 30 years in the University of Alabama’s Department of History, Dr. Lawrence F. Kohl will be retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Kohl is known across campus for his courses on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, however this was not the period he was trained in. In fact, Kohl […]

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GATE Students Visit Department

Last week, Dr. Teresa Cribelli welcomed third, fourth, and fifth graders from the Tuscaloosa County School System to ten Hoor Hall. Dr. Cribelli spoke to them about Brazilian history and culture, including Brazilian food and capoeira, the national martial art, and life as a university professor. The students were part of the Gifted and Talented […]

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Department holds First-Ever Career Conversations Luncheon

Yesterday, the Department held its first-ever Career Conversations luncheon, and it was a huge success! Students enjoyed a tasty lunch and spoke with our professors, as well as experts in fields related to history: Christina McLellan, from UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Art Museum; Megan Payne, UA Masters in Marketing/MBA programs; Tyler Roberts, UA […]

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Beach Bash at the Southern

Last weekend, the UA History Department participated in the Southern Historical Association‘s first ever ‘Beach Bash’ at their annual meeting in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. UA faculty, graduates and alumni joined other attendees for food and drinks on the beach. It was a terrific event to close out the conference, and a good time was […]

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Career Conversations Lunch to be Held Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. until Noon.

Ever wondered what you might do with a History degree? Are you thinking of majoring, but unsure of the career prospects? If so, you’ll want to join us next week! On Thursday November 10, from 11-2 p.m., in 251 ten Hoor, the History Department will host a drop-in “Career Conversations” lunch. We will have experts […]

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Congratulations to Dr. James Mixson, Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

The History Department is proud to congratulate Dr. James Mixson, winner of the 2016 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. This award is given by the National Alumni Association annually to four full-time faculty members whose work with students demonstrates an exceptional commitment to their students’ success, both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Mixson is […]

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Scenes from the TAMU vs. Alabama Tailgate, Oct. 22, 2016

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Dr. William E. French to Speak on “Love and Letters in Northern Mexico, 1871-1931.”

Dr. William E. French, an Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, will deliver a talk on Oct. 24, at 5:15pm in ten Hoor 252, titled, “‘Dictated by my Heart:’ Love and Letters in Northern Mexico, 1871-1931.” The talk is open to the public and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be […]

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Three Department Alums Featured in New York Times Disunion Compendium

Department of History PhD alums Glenn Brasher (2007), Christian McWhirter (2009), and Larry Kreiser (2001) are featured in the newly released New York Times compendium, Disunion: A History of the Civil War. From the publisher’s dust jacket description: “Between 2011 and 2015, the Opinion section of The New York Times published ‘Disunion,’ a series marking […]

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Doctoral Candidate Adam Petty Publishes Article in Alabama Review

Department of History Doctoral Candidate Adam H. Petty‘s article, entitled “Latter-day Saint Beginnings in Alabama,” was published in the July 2016 edition of the Alabama Review. Petty’s article explores the beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alabama during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He examines John Brown’s (not the one […]

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Department Celebrates George Rable’s Career

The History Department came together yesterday to celebrate the career of Dr. George C. Rable, who retired as the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History last year. Dr. Kari Frederickson introduced the speakers, and moderated the symposium. Speakers included Dr. T. Michael Parrish, the Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor University, […]

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Presentation to Explore the Standardization of Mandarin

How did people in the early decades of the twentieth century learn to write and speak the national language in China? This roundtable presentation will feature Robert Culp and Janet Chen in conversation, to discuss how textbook editors, linguists, and educators tried to standardize Mandarin when it was in the infancy of its formation. The […]

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George C. Rable Symposium to be Held October 7, 2016

Join the Department of History as we honor Dr. George C. Rable, Professor Emeritus and former Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History, on Friday, October 7, 2016, from 2-4 PM at the Bryant Conference Center. Guests will include: Dr. A. Wilson Greene, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the […]

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