Danny Siegel, a specialist in Victorian literature who has written several academic studies of Dickens’s works, shares his love of Dickens in a graduate seminar at UAB.
On Thursday January 19, 2012, Anthro-TEACH gave a presentation about Native American culture for Boy Scout Pack 397 of Homewood, AL at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The student presenters were Christel Carlisle, Jade Delisle, Alea Rouse. The overall presentation showed the children how Native Americans utilized their natural environment. They covered the topics of lithics (stone tools) and music and dance.
February 01, 2012

APT and UAB go to Fiji

UAB Anthropology went to the Fiji Islands and Alabama Public television was there to see it.
An excerpt from Alison A. Chapman's award-winning essay on her experiences teaching inmates at Alabama's Donaldson prison.
October 12, 2011

Witnesses to History

UAB secured its place in history—actually, two places—this summer when two history professors, John Van Sant, Ph.D., and Raymond Mohl, Ph.D., were invited to present their research at the 20th Annual World History Association (WHA) Conference in Beijing, China.
Jefferson’s views wouldn’t gel with modern attitudes, says UAB historian Brian Steele, Ph.D., who recently received UAB’s Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas for his essay exploring the subject.
September 27, 2011

Digging for the Truth

Sarah Parcak says debunking myths can be crucial to educating students about archaeology.

The ancient Maya have been busted. So have King Tut and the entire population of Atlantis. For that you can thank students in a UAB “Mythbusters” honors seminar led by archaeologist Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. Last fall, they went hunting for the facts behind popular archaeological myths, debunking everything from cursed Egyptian tombs to cities lost beneath the sea.
Thirteen University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) anthropology students are participating in an excavation at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park this month as part of a course on the history, archaeology and culture of slavery.
Rebecca Dobrinski, a master's student in the UAB Department of History and Anthropology, has researched the expansion of hockey into the South over the past 70 years.
September 27, 2010

Mountain of Memories

The mines of Birmingham’s Red Mountain fell silent nearly 50 years ago, but Ike Matson never did.
Last fall, historians Pamela Sterne King and Staci Glover, along with visual and applied anthropologist Rosie O'Beirne, debuted Untold Stories: Finding and Telling Stories You Haven't Heard in History Class.
In 2010, Dr. John E. Van Sant led a study away group focusing on the history and culture of Japan.
June 30, 2010

Living History

For the past several semesters, UAB historian Andrew Keitt has been experimenting with a different way of teaching—a form of time travel called Reacting to the Past, in which students live ideas, rather than memorize them.
UAB Professor Pamela Sterne King tells the story of one of Birmingham's oldest neighborhoods, Fountain Heights, through historic preservation.
The National Science Foundation has developed an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) grant competition that provides funding to universities that create opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to participate in "hands-on" scientific research.
Call it an industrial evolution. Birmingham, once smothered in smoke and soot, could soon be covered in green—and reign as the nation's number-one city in park land per capita.
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