“Southern Conversations” offers an opportunity for students and professors to discuss broad questions and themes in U.S. Southern History. This semester’s conversation will focus on the topic of violence and how it has informed the historical scholarship and historians of the South. Drs. Lesley Gordon, John Giggie, and Joshua Rothman will serve as faculty participants. All are welcome to attend. This semester’s conversation will take place in the Summersell Room (room 251), ten Hoor Hall, at 5:30 PM, on April […]
On Thursday, June 4, 2020 The University of Alabama hosted a virtual vigil to honor and remember black lives lost to racialized violence in the United States.
The Department of History at the University of Alabama endorses the below statement from the American Historical Association on the killing of George Floyd and his death’s place in the violent history of the United States. The AHA has issued a statement urging a reckoning with the United States’ deplorable record of violence against African Americans, a record that stretches back centuries. The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers stands within this sordid national tradition […]
The Department of History is hosting a talk by Dr. Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University, on “Violence and Polygamy in Early America.” The lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, from 4:30-6 PM in 30 ten Hoor Hall. This event is sponsored by the Department of History, the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History, the Diversity Committee of the College of Arts & Sciences, and […]