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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 co-sponsored 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 University of Alabama. The lecture will be presented in room 30 of ten […]

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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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Dr. Daniel Riches to Deliver Keynote Lecture

University of Alabama Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Daniel Riches, will deliver the keynote lecture, entitled “Diplomacy and Cosmopolitanism,” at The Premodern Diplomats Network’s “Splendid Encounters: Diplomats and Diplomacy in Europe, 1500-1750” conference on September 20, at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of History, in Warsaw. The Premodern Diplomats Network is a organization for […]

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O Mundo Negro“: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the Black Movement in Brazil.

A lecture and poster exhibition of the Brazilian Black Movement by Dr. Amilcar Pereira, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Lecture: 4-5:30 p.m., 365 Bidgood Hall Join us for a poster exhibit and reception following this event in room 251 ten Hoor Hall. For more information, download […]

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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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Awards

Associate Professor John M. Giggie was named a Distinguished Technology Teaching  Fellow by the College of Arts & Sciences.  This award recognizes faculty with an outstanding record of using technology in the service of teaching and student learning.  Professor Giggie received his award at the fall faculty meeting. […]

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