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,” […]
Confederate monuments are about more than just the Confederacy By Jackson Prather, a master’s student in the Department of History at the University of Alabama, graduate of the University of North Alabama and longtime resident of the state of Alabama It’s been called the “Hatred” Preservation Act, and it has been widely condemned for its alleged defense of the Confederacy. Officially titled the Alabama Heritage Preservation Act of 2016, the bill would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, or renaming of […]
Doctoral candidate Lindsay Ray Smith‘s article,”More than Paper and Ink: Confederate Medical Literature and the Making of the Confederate Army Medical Corps,” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming edition of Civil War History. Smith’s work explores the influence of medical literature in the development of Confederate nationalism and vice-versa. During the Civil War the Confederate Medical Department published a number of medical texts aimed at creating an efficient Medical Corps, many of which argued that being a good […]
Blake Ball, a graduate student in The University of Alabama History Department, wrote a recent editorial for al.com examining the use of Charles Schultz’s “Charlie Brown” character from the Peanuts comic strip during the European response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Read the piece on AL.com. Blake Scott Ball is an Alabama native and PhD student in history at The University of Alabama. His dissertation studies the Peanuts comic strip and the rise of conservatism between 1950 and 1980.