Associate Professor Margaret Abruzzo is writing a book about changing conceptions of sin and wrongdoing—and what it meant to be a “good person”—in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American moral thought. Professor John Beeler devoted his spring sabbatical semester to working on a book manuscript examining the lives of Effie and Alexander Milne, two members of the Scottish gentry during the Victorian era. Over the summer he spent two months in Great Britain conducting research for another book project, this one on […]
Margaret Abruzzo is writing a book about changing conceptions of sin and wrongdoing—and what it meant to be a “good person”—in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American moral thought. John Beeler spent academic year 2020-21 working on two of several book projects currently in hand, chiefly a social and cultural study of the Scots professional and gentry classes in the nineteenth century focused on Euphemia (“Effie”) Milne and her husband Alexander. Julia Brock has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts […]
The Department of History held a Homecoming tailgate on Saturday, October 26, braving the rainy and mucky weather before enjoying Alabama’s 48-7 deconstruction of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The wetness of the day could not dampen our enthusiasm for football, socializing, and Dr. John Beeler‘s superb pulled pork. Roll Tide!
On October 28th, the History Department came together to tailgate before the Alabama-Tennessee game. Though our graduate students with degrees from the University of Tennessee were thoroughly harassed, students and professors had a wonderful time playing cornhole, eating Brunswick stew, and celebrating another gameday. Thank you to everyone who helped with setting up, brought food, and enjoyed the day with us!
On September 17, the History Department hosted its annual Welcome Back Party at the Tuscaloosa Sailing Club. New faculty members Drs. Lucy Kaufman and Matt Lockwood were welcomed to the department and the faculty, staff, and graduate students celebrated the beginning of the school year. Additionally, Dr. Rothman thanked our instructors for their contributions to the department. Thank you to everyone who came, and may the 2017-2018 school year be a good one!
On Saturday, April 15, the History Department came together to play the fourth annual Faculty-Graduate Softball Game. The graduate students came ready for a fight, and for the first several innings it seemed that victory was within their grasp. The faculty, however, came prepared to fight for the longue durée, and rallying in the fourth inning, powered through to a 16-7 win. The students have requested new graduate recruitment efforts in the Dominican Republic and Cuba for the 2017-2018 academic […]
The third annual Faculty-Graduate Student Softball Game was played on Saturday, April 30. The professors, endowed with both wisdom and experience, took an early lead until the graduate students, hungry to prove both their analytical and batting skills, made a roaring come back deep in the game. Entering the ninth inning with the score tied 16-16, the professors dug deep, and with the tenacity that comes from a lifestyle of publish or perish, managed to scrap their third successive win.
The 3rd Annual History Department Faculty vs. Graduate Students Softball Game will be played at noon on April 30, 2016, at the UA Recreation Field. The Graduate Students have yet to win this event.