Dr. Andrew Huebner, Professor of Modern U.S. History at The University of Alabama, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholars Grant in August to support his current book project, titled “Buffalo Soldiers and the Making of United States Empire, 1866–1917.”
Last semester, doctoral candidate Margaret Montgomery was awarded the 2020 College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student Award. This spring Montgomery’s name was forwarded to the university-wide competition, where recently she was named The The University of Alabama’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher of the Year. Montgomery is advised by Drs. Andrew Huebner and Holly Grout. Her dissertation, ““Trading Silk for Khaki: The Last Years of the Women’s Army Corps and the Contest Over Soldier Womanhood, 1963-1978,” […]
Professor Andrew Huebner‘s Love and Death in the Great War (Oxford UP, 2018) has been awarded the 2020 President’s Prize by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The Presidents’ Book Prize is awarded in even-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865-1920s. It must be the author’s second or subsequent scholarly book. In Love and Death in the Great War Huebner argues that Americans viewed World […]
Mark your calendars for a one-day symposium hosted by Dr. Andrew Huebner, Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, and Dr. Holly Pinhiero on Friday, March 22, 2019. The symposium is entitled “Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America,” and will explore the overlapping history of American military service, race, and gender. Fighting wars and fielding a military have long implicated the broader social contours of the United States. Our participants include Chad […]
On July 1, Department of History Associate Professor and OAH Distinguished Lecturer Andrew Huebner spoke to a gathering at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, in Kansas City, Missouri. Huebner discussed his latest work, Love and Death in the Great War. His presentation is available via the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s Youtube channel.
The History Department celebrated three faculty members publishing books earlier this semester. Professor Emeritus Howard Jones published My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness. In it, Jones gives an exhaustively researched and compelling look at the events of March 16, 1968, when U.S. troops entered a group of hamlets on a “search and destroy” mission. Three hours later, more than 500 civilians were dead, killed by U.S. soldiers in the My Lai Massacre, named after one of the […]
Dr. Andrew Huebner, an associate professor in The University of Alabama’s Department of History, has been appointed a distinguished lecturer of the Organization of American Historians. As a speaker for the Distinguished Lectureship Program, Huebner agreed to a three-year renewable term in which he will travel the country, speaking about all facets of U.S. history in museums, libraries, universities, community centers, churches, and other public/academic history forums. “I’m honored to be included in this program, which offers a great way to […]
The September 2015 issue of the Journal of American History explores World War I’s legacy in the United States by featuring a discussion among nine leading historians of the period, including UA’s own Andrew Huebner, associate professor of history. “April 2017 will mark the one-hundredth anniversary of American entrance into World War I. The centennial is an apt moment to reconsider how this global conflict affected the history of the United States and how American participation in the war impacted […]