Associate Professor and Associate Provost Erik Peterson’s Understanding Charles Darwin was released on September 15 by Cambridge University Press.
Get back, Paul McCartney: there’s a new band in town! On March 1, the Department of History held its first (but not last) Alumni Happy Hour. Alums from across generations took over the back patio at Loosa Brews to see old friends and make new ones—all while enjoying the fabulous music of the department’s new band, 603. Led by Dr. Jimmy Mixson on keyboard, and named after his legendary graduate reading seminar, 603 pulled together the musical talents of Dr. […]
The Office of Politics, Communication and Media at The University of Alabama (OPCaM) will host a for “Politics Broadly: Disease and Disinformation,” with Drs. Margaret Peacock and Erik Peterson on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 4 – 5:30 PM CST in 118 Lucy Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. There will be a livestream available for those unable to attend in person (register to receive the link). The global COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the midst of a […]
On February 2, the Department of History celebrated the publication of Dr. Erik Peterson’s The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics. Dr. Peterson’s book tells the story of scientists in the late nineteenth nd early twentieth century who pursued a middle road of investigation between mechanists, those who argued that living beings were simply complex machines, and vitalists, who believed that animals and humans possessed a “vital spark,” an ineffable essence that separated living and […]
Four students mentored by History faculty won awards recently at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. Jessica Hauger, mentored by Drs. Erik Peterson and Lisa Lindquist-Dorr, won second place in the Oral Presentations for Fine Arts and Humanities. Hauger’s talk was titled “‘The Common Lot’: The Philosophical Problem of Labor Pain in the Late Nineteenth Century,” and explored conceptions of childbirth pain in the period following the invention of anesthesia. Hauger examined the gulf between physicians’ and women’s perceptions, […]
Dr. Ron Numbers, professor emeritus in the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be on the University of Alabama campus on Thursday, November 12 to speak as part of the ALLELE (ALabama LEctures on Life’s Evolution) seminar series. His talk, “Baptizing Dinosaurs: How Once-Suspected Evidence of Evolution Came to Support the Biblical Narrative,” will be at 7:30 pm in 125 ten Hoor Hall. Ron L. Numbers, Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, […]
Read More from University of Wisconsin Prof. Ron Numbers to Present “Baptizing Dinosaurs: How Once-Suspect Evidence of Evolution Came to Support the Biblical Narrative,” Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 PM