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Assistant Professor Sharony Green’s The Grant Green Story to be Screened by School of Music

Assistant Professor Sharony Green’s documentary on the late jazz guitarist Grant Green – The Grant Green Story – will be the noon convocation event for the School of Music next Friday, March 31. This screening lasts one hour and will be held in the recital hall. The film unveils the life of the late jazz guitarist Grant […]

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Dr. Celso Castilho – “Slave Emancipation and the Transformations in Political Belonging in Nineteenth-century Brazil”

Dr. Celso Castilho, Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will deliver a lecture, titled “Slave Emancipation and the Transformations in Political Belonging in Nineteenth-century Brazil,” on Thursday, October 20, from 4-6pm in The Anderson Room (3125 Ferguson Center). Dr. Castilho is the author of Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship (2016), and […]

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2016 Honors Day Awards Review – Text Only

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 pride […]

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“Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America” Panel Discussion a Success – Text Readable

Approximately 100 people gathered at Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center last Tuesday (January 26) night to hear a panel presentation on the topic of Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America from Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the New York Times bestseller Wench; Trudier Harris, Professor of English, The University of Alabama; Sharony Green, Assistant Professor of […]

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Phi Alpha Theta to screen John Sayles’s Amigo , April 6.

Phi Alpha Theta will host a screening of John Sayles’s 2010 film, Amigo, which explores the interactions of fictional characters during the Philippine-American War (1899–1902). Assistant Professor Sarah Steinbock-Pratt will offer additional perspective during the event with a brief presentation of her research related to empire and education in the Philippines. The April 6 screening […]

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O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement, 1978 – 1998

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The University of Alabama present: “O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement, 1978 – 1998.” The exhibit will be held at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and will run from March 17 to May 28. No admission charged. Event organizers will host an opening night reception on […]

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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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Margaret Peacock to discuss her recent book, Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

Dr. Margaret Peacock will be giving a talk on her recently-published, groundbreaking work, Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood. In this book, Peacock recounts the Soviet and American history of childhood in the Cold War. She shows how propagandists on both sides of the iron curtain mobilized similar images of children in […]

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The University of Alabama Press Book Sale – September 26 – 28

The University of Alabama Press Annual Book Fall Book Sale – Sept 26 – 28, 2014 The University of Alabama Press will hold its annual fall book sale September 26 – 28 on the second floor of the McMillan Building. UAP will offer hundreds of new and backlist titles from a cornucopia of subjects, including: […]

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Michael Bibler, Associate Professor of Southern Studies at LSU, to Lecture on Queerness and Antebellum Southern Literature

On Tuesday, September 16, at 5 pm in Morgan Hall 301, Michael Bibler, Associate Professor of Southern Studies at LSU, will be lecturing on queerness and antebellum southern literature. This event is cosponsored by The Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the Department of English.

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Summersell Center for the Study of the South hosts Wayne Flynt, Sept. 11.

Thursday, September 11, at 5:30 P.M., the Summersell Center for the Study of the South will host Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus at Auburn University. Dr. Flynt will present a lecture on greek life, diversity, and structural inequalities here and elsewhere in the Alabama. The lecture will be presented in room 30 of ten Hoor Hall.

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Dr. George Rable Wins 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that The University of Alabama’s Dr. George C. Rable won the 2014 Faculty Achievement Award. Rable, a UA history professor and the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History, said he was happy to be one of only fourteen professors across the SEC to be chosen for […]

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Scottsboro Boys Remembered

From UA News: “TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa opens today its first exhibit of the year, ‘Scottsboro Boys: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs’ from the Morgan County Archives. It showcases historic photographs on loan from Morgan County that document the 1933 retrial of one of […]

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Military, American, and European History Roundtables/Workshops

All sessions meet at 3pm in the Summersell Room, 251 ten Hoor For more information on these events, contact: Daniel Riches (European History Workshop) Jenny Shaw (American History Workshop) Harold Selesky (Military History Roundtable) Upcoming Sessions: September 6: MHR – Mark Folse: “Damage Control: The Hispaniola Occupation’s Impact on the Marine Corps Image, 1915-1924.” September 13: […]

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Howard Jones to Speak at the 2013 Vietnam Center and Archive Conference

University of Alabama Research Professor Emeritus Howard Jones will speak at the 2013 Vietnam Center and Archive Conference. This year’s conference will explore the events of 1963, a year that has “long been viewed as a watershed in both the history of the Vietnam War and in the evolution of the United States’ intervention in […]

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