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History Majors Figure Prominently in Phi Beta Kappa Inductions

professor James Mixson with history major Frances Seabrook

On Friday, April 14, the Alpha of Alabama chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was pleased to induct 76 new members as a part of its 2023 cohort, among them 13 History majors and four History minors. Dean Joseph Messina of the College of Arts and Sciences was also inducted as an honorary member, and have a brief address to the students. UA History alumna Martha Griffith, currently Director of Special Projects for University President Stuart Bell, introduced the inductees to […]

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Department Adds New Degree Concentrations

The Department of History is pleased to announce a new advanced concentration in Legal History — specifically designed to give undergraduates a competitive edge when applying to elite law schools and/or policy oriented graduate programs. Participating students will acquire first-hand legal research experience while exploring key precedents and the evolution of jurisprudence over time. Students are also provided with personalized application coaching, experiential learning opportunities, and one-on-one personal statement workshops. History is widely regarded in the legal community as among […]

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Careers for History Majors Luncheon Held

On Monday, February 27, the Department of History hosted a luncheon for those history majors thinking about the job market and possible careers. The UA Career Center’s Tiffany Goodin spoke about how to translate marketable skills learned in history classes into a job or career. Pamela Derrick, the Director of Experiential Learning, also attended, and suggested ways for history majors to translate their in-class learning into the real world, and how extracurricular experiences could influence career preparation. Finally, faculty and […]

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Dr. Joshua Rothman Embraces New Role as Department Chair

The History Department is pleased to announce our new Department Chair, Dr. Joshua Rothman. As Chair, he serves as the official liaison between the department and the university administration, assisting with schedule creation, budgeting, and communication between students, faculty, and the dean’s office. Dr. Rothman hopes to see the the undergraduate program expand during his time as chair and is dedicated to encouraging students to pursue a major or minor in history. “The study of history creates well rounded humans, […]

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Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Anne Avera Create Scholarship for History Majors & Minors

A generous donation from Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Anne Avera created the Department of History’s first scholarships for History majors and minors. Mr. Avera graduated from The University of Alabama in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  He has asked that the scholarships be named in honor of Dr. Howard Jones, from whom Mr. Avera took several courses. Mr. Avera graduated with a JD from The University of Alabama in 1981 and is currently the Executive Vice President, […]

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