Department alumnus Adam Petty (PhD 2018, MA 2014) has recently accepted a position as a Historian and Documentary Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. Petty completed his doctorate under George Rable last year, with a focus on the Civil War era. His dissertation “Virginia’s Wilderness: Investigating the Landscape of War,” focused on the interaction between the environment and three military campaigns in Virginia. After earning his BA at Brigham Young University, Petty chose Alabama because he was “looking for a […]
The Department of History hosted a reception honoring Dr. George C. Rable at the 2017 Southern Historical Association Convention in Dallas, Texas. Rable, the longtime Summersell Chair of Southern History in the department, retired last year. Colleagues, former graduate students, and friends gathered to congratulate Rable on his well-deserved retirement. At the reception, Megan Bever and Laura Mammina announced that a collection of essays honoring Rable is in the works with LSU Press. The collection, edited by Bever, Mammina, […]
Dr. Lawrence F. Kohl is retiring after thirty years of teaching at The University of Alabama. He and the department celebrated his upcoming retirement with a lecture entitled, “On Life, History, and Teaching: Reflections on Retirement.” Kohl’s moving speech spanned from his serene childhood in Michigan, to his lifelong obsession with time, to the importance of teachers and students. Following the lecture was a reception in the Gorgas House for Dr. Kohl’s family, friends, and colleagues. View a video of […]
Join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:00 pm. in room 30, ten Hoor Hall to hear Dr. Lawrence Kohl’s retirement lecture, “Life, History, and Teaching.” Dr. Kohl will be reflecting on his life as a teacher over the last thirty years.
After 30 years in the University of Alabama’s Department of History, Dr. Lawrence F. Kohl will be retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Kohl is known across campus for his courses on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, however this was not the period he was trained in. In fact, Kohl says, “I never had a course on the history of the Civil War, ever.” Kohl’s graduate work was in Jacksonian America, but that wasn’t his […]