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Please join us for a lecture by Dr. David J. Wasserstein, Eugene Greener Jr. Professor of Jewish History at Vanderbilt University, titled “How Islam Saved the Jews.” The event is cosponsored by the Department of History and the Birmingham Islamic Society.
This class, taught by Dr. Glenn Feldman, will cover various economic ideas from the ancient Greeks and Romans; through the early church fathers and medieval thought; through Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and the classical economists; upward to Keynes; and finally to Hayek, Milton Friedman, and recent supply-side and neoliberal fashions.
Please join us for a talk by Ralph Kingston, Associate Professor and History Department Graduate Program Officer of Auburn University's History Department.
Professors Harriet Amos Doss and Robert Corley were among the nearly 300 employees who will be honored during this year’s UAB Service Awards Program.
Department of History professor André Millard thinks the 1960s supergroup the Beatles would not have made it big if they had formed in the age of the Internet.
UAB’s Graduate History Forum will take place on March 7 and 8, 2014. The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia.
The UAB College of Arts and Sciences will commemorate the life and legacy of 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln with a week of events Nov. 15-21.
Michele Forman, Director of the College of Arts and Sciences' Media Studies Program, will be honored by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Colin J. Davis as Distinguished Professor in History in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences during its meeting on Sept. 13, 2013.
The Republican Party has become an extreme version of itself, says UAB history professor Glenn Feldman, and the South has played a major role in that transformation.
Dr. Tomiko Brown-Nagin, professor of law at Harvard University, visited the UAB campus to discuss leadership in the Civil Rights Movement and beyond with a number of students and faculty.
Brian Steele, Ph.D., associate professor of history in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a finalist for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize.
André Millard has been at UAB for over twenty years. This teacher of popular culture, film and music, and World War II is also a collector of music in all formats.
Between 1956 and 1972, more than 40,000 miles of high-speed, limited-access highways spread like kudzu across the American landscape—a thriving concrete jungle fertilized by the greenbacks promised in President Dwight Eisenhower's Federal-Aid Highway Act.
June 20, 2012

Study Away 2012: Peru

In May 2012, 15 UAB students led by Professors Carlos Orihuela (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) and Pamela Murray (Department of History) 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.
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.
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.
Colin Davis was one of eleven faculty honored with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching during the annual Faculty Awards Convocation, Wednesday, Feb. 23.
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