Lecture: Eric Foner on the Emancipation ProclamationThe UAB Department of History presents Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, who will speak on the Emancipation Proclamation as part of the College of Arts and Science's celebration of the Civil Rights Movement.
What: 2013 Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities Lecture
When: Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m. (a pre-talk reception will start at 6:00)
Where: UAB National Alumni Society House, 1301 10th Avenue South
Contact: The Department of History, 934-5634
Forman Honored by The Women’s Fund of Greater BirminghamMichele Forman, Director of the College of Arts and Sciences' Media Studies Program, will be honored by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. She is one of 10 women being recognized at the second annual Smart Party on October 10 at Iron City Birmingham from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The Smart Party is a high-tech cocktail party and fundraiser benefitting The Women’s Fund and Michele’s work will be showcased as part of the event and featured on the Smart Birmingham Facebook page before the party.
The Women's Fund is a philanthropic collaboration that fuels positive social change in the lives of women and girls. Rather than providing direct services, it channels its efforts to researching, raising funds, and advocating systemic change for those who do. From sex trafficking and domestic abuse to wage inequality and access to affordable care, The Women's Fund strategically targets issues that affect the Birmingham community, and in so doing, helps the women of our city realize the value of their philanthropic strength.
History Faculty New PublicationsBeatlemania: Technology, Business, and Teen Culture in Cold War America (Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Technology) [Paperback]
André Millard, 2012
The fame, talent, and success of the Beatles need no introduction. Nor does the world need another book exploring the band's skill and its influence on music and society in the United States, Britain, and the rest of the world. André Millard instead probes the phenomenon of Beatlemania from a distinctly original perspective, looking at the relationship among the music business, recording technologies, and teens and young adults of the era.
Study Away in Peru 2012On May 14, 2012, 15 UAB students led by Professors Carlos Orihuela (Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures) and Pamela Murray (History Department) arrived in Lima, Peru, for a crash course in the language, culture, and history of one of the most fascinating countries in the Western hemisphere.
Information about History Capstone
Who has to take it?
All History majors who began taking courses at UAB after July 2009 are required to take HY 497, the History Capstone.
When do I take it?
You can take the Capstone either semester of your senior year. Please note that the Capstone is NOT offered in the summer.
How does it work?
The Capstone is a major research project done as an independent study course. You must get permission from a History instructor that he or she will direct your capstone project.