New book co-edited by UAH history professor expands, advances field of slave studies

Apr 13, 2016

A few years ago, Dr. Christine Sears published a nonfiction book about American slaves and African masters whose tales of high-seas misadventure sounded more like a Patrick O'Brian novel than a depiction of real life. Now the associate …


UAH graduate student founds non-profit outreach organization to share love of history

Apr 11, 2016

This past fall, Kelly Fisk Hamlin became the executive director and principal educator of Wolf Gap Education Outreach, which makes history education accessible and affordable to public and home-schooled students in the Tennessee Valley. It's …


Holocaust workshop hosted by UAH draws teachers from across Northern Alabama

Jan 21, 2016

Last week, The Department of History and the College of Professional Studies at UAH hosted a professional development workshop entitled "Teaching the Complexities of the Holocaust" for 75 middle and high school teachers from across northern …


UAH to host Holocaust workshop for local educators

Oct 08, 2015

The Department of History and the College of Professional Studies at UAH are pleased to present "Teaching the Complexities of the Holocaust," a free professional development workshop for North Alabama teachers in grades 6-12. The workshop will be …


UAH student helps preserve town’s past for future generations

Sep 11, 2015

With Alabama just a few years from its 200th anniversary as a state, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission (ABC) is laying the groundwork for a celebration worthy of such a momentous milestone. And helping in that effort is Hannah Delp, a senior …


Unique double major yields twice the recognition for UAH student

Apr 10, 2015

Rare is the student who chooses two majors that combine science and the arts. Rarer still is the one who succeeds equally at both. That's why senior Erin Looney, an Honors student double majoring in history and mechanical engineering at UAH, is …


Cemetery dating back to 1820s “cannot be lost,” says UAH history major

Dec 04, 2014

As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Patricia Cates has a soft spot for her comrades in arms. So when she discovered the overgrown graves of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers at Mount Paran Cemetery in New Market, Ala., she knew she couldn't rest …


Ellen Schrecker, world-renowned historian on McCarthyism, to give distinguished lecture at UAH

Oct 13, 2014

Internationally recognized historian Ellen Schrecker will be the guest speaker for UAH's Distinguished Speakers Series on Thursday, Oct …


UAH history student sheds new light on divorce in antebellum South

May 08, 2014

John O'Brien wasn't expecting to win the award for best paper at the Phi Alpha Theta Alabama Regional Meeting in Tuscaloosa last month. But that's exactly what the history major and brand-new graduate of UAH did with his presentation on migration …