Student research opens new doors for exploration and understanding, with fascinating results. On Saturday, April 15, nearly twenty of our students presented their original research at the Fourth Annual Capstone Conference of the Undergraduate Historical Society. From papers on the Cold War to the early American presidency to the language patterns of the Philippines, the work offered new insight into our world. Two excellent panels, one from the Summersell Center and one from departmental research assistants, explored what it means […]
The 11th Annual Graduate History Conference on Power and Struggle went off last weekend without a hitch. On Friday night, Dr. Vanessa Holden, of the University of Kentucky, delivered a keynote address on accessing tight-knit communities as an outsider, especially when the subject surrounding such communal closeness is wrought with contention. Her talk on the Southampton Rebellion framed through her own experiences provided non-specialists and specialists alike with insight into on-the-ground research, which set the tone for Saturday’s panels. Graduate […]
The 11th Annual University of Alabama Graduate History Association Conference on Power & Struggle will be held on October 12, 2019 on the second floor of ten Hoor Hall. Registration and breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. Panels start at 9 a.m. and run until 4:20 p.m. They are open to the public. The Conference on Power & Struggle is an interdisciplinary conference focused on questions, narratives, methodologies, geographies, and stories of power and resistance. This year, we welcome twenty-four panelists […]
The Summersell Center and Director Dr. John Giggie sponsored the attendance of four undergraduate students – Margaret Lawson, Isabella Garrison, Emma Pepperman, and Morgan Alexander (not pictured) – at the Southern Historical Association’s 2018 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama this past month. The SHA is a major conference on historical research into the American South. The students, who are all planning on pursuing graduate study after graduation, were able to meet and network with graduate students, historians, editors, and The University of Alabama alumni. […]
An International Conference Hosted by The University of Alabama, in Partnership with the University of Dresden October 17-20, 2018 THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Tuscaloosa, Alabama For a thousand years and more, from the sixth to the sixteenth century and beyond, monks, nuns, canons, friars, and others under religious vows stood at the pinnacle of Western European society. For their learning, piety, and expertise, and for their embodiment of Christian ideals and values, they were accorded […]
Emma Pepperman, “Where Legends Were Forgotten: Enslaved Workers at the University of Alabama, 1831- 1865.” Abstract: On The University of Alabama’s web page is a link explaining the Capstone’s slogan: “WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE is about the past, present and future of The University of Alabama. It speaks to the aspirations of our students and their parents, to the pride of our alumni and donors, and to the devotion of our legions of fans in our state, across the nation […]
Registration for the 2017 Power & Struggle Conference will begin on Friday, September 22, at 5:00 pm, in Smith Hall. A reception will follow from 5:30-6, supper from 6-7:00, and the keynote address from Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, will begin at 7:00 pm. Saturday’s events begin at 8:00 am and are detailed in the conference program. For more information, please contact Sarah Craddock (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Associate Professor Daniel Riches was a recipient of the College Academy of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (CARSCA) Grant. The CARSCA grant helped fund his research in European collections, including the National Archives of Great Britain, British Library, France’s Archives Nationales and Bibliothèque Nationale, and Germany’s Geheimes Staatsarchiv and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, for his current book project, Pan-Protestantism After Westphalia, during his Spring 2015 sabbatical. Dr. Riches will present a portion of the results of his funded research at the […]
On April 18, 2016, the Office of Student Involvement’s annual Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony named the Graduate History Association the Outstanding Professional Organization for 2015-2016 at the University of Alabama. Though the GHA does several things throughout the year, the awards committee was particularly impressed by their annual conference, which has truly been an impressive endeavor every year. GHA president, Lindsay Smith thanked this year’s conference committee for their help with the conference and winning this award: Blake McKinney, […]
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 7th annual Power and Struggle Conference a success.