2010 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction Awarded
|Colin Davis and Caroline Ireland|
UAB professor of history Colin J. Davis, Ph.D., was awarded the 2010 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction. At a dinner held in his honor last spring, Davis presented his lecture, “Trans-Atlantic Maritime History: Food For Thought,” focusing on the experiences of north Atlantic fishermen between 1960 and 1974.
Davis, who teaches in the UAB Department of History and Anthropology, specializes in comparative labor history and U.S. labor history. He has written two books—Waterfront Revolts: New York City and London Dockworkers, 1946-62 and Power at Odds: The 1922 National Railroad Shopmen’s Strike. He also has co-edited several books, including Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace Since 1945, and he has published numerous scholarly articles. Davis has been a member of the UAB faculty since 1991.
| Stella Davis, Ava Davis, Susan Swider, Madeleine Davis,
and Colin Davis
UAB presents the Ireland award annually to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences for professional and academic achievements and contributions made to the university and local community. The prize, made possible by the Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Endowment for Scholarly Distinction, comes with a $5,000 cash award.
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter 2011