Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dr. Susan Grayzel's Visit to UAH

On October 19 and 20, Dr. Susan Grayzel, a historian of gender and warfare at the University of Mississippi, visited UAH.

On Oct. 19, Dr. Grayzel gave a lecture to students on how the study of gender can help society understand modern warfare. Following the lecture, students participated in a lively debate about female combatants. Later that evening, she delivered a public lecture on the gendered civilian experience of aerial bombing in World War One. Members of the audience then raised broader questions about women's wartime experiences.

On Oct. 20, students in Dr. Molly Johnson's "Women in Modern European History" class discussed one of Dr. Grayzel's books on women in the First World War with her, focusing not only on the themes of the book itself, but also Dr. Grayzel's experiences conducting archival and library research in European archives. This class session was followed by a reception for students in Union Grove Gallery.

The History Department looks forward to inviting future scholars to visit UAH and discuss their research with students and with the University and North Alabama communities!

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