Thursday, November 04, 2010

UAH History Grad Student Alyson Buck Participates in Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

Alyson Buck, a current UAHuntsville history student, served as a
costumed interpreter at this year's Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll. Alyson
had to find a person buried at the cemetery, conduct research on the
person, find an appropriate costume, and play the person for over three
hours at this year's event. Her excellent work was reflected in the
large crowds that gathered to hear about her character. Alyson hopes to
continue working on her character and will be looking for new public
history opportunities.

Kudos to Student Kayleigh Last for Successfully Adding Local Cemetery to Historical Register

Last semester UAHuntsville public history student, Kayleigh Last, completed a Cemetery survey to nominate a historical cemetery to the Alabama Historical Commission. The graveyard, located in Limestone county, is an African American masonic graveyard that makes a significant cultural contribution to the surrounding community. On September 11th, she got word that the graveyard was officially accepted to the AHC and was only the second graveyard on the register in Limestone County. Kayleigh plans to bring together members of the local community to work to preserve the cemetery. Great job!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Molly Johnson is new head of Women's Studies at UAH

Dr. Molly Johnson, associate professor in the History Department, has been named the new director of the Women’s Studies Program at UAH.  She has taught two history courses cross-listed with Women's Studies and served on its Program Advisory Committee.  Dr. Johnson looks forward to the opportunity to promote the interdisciplinary study of women and gender at UAH, as well as to reach out to the North Alabama community through public programs and events. 
Dr. Johnson plans to strengthen ties between the History Department and Women's Studies.  She is also very excited to work with UAH alum Erin Reid; Erin earned a master’s degree from the History Department and is the invaluable WS Staff Assistant.  Pictured here is Erin on the left, and Molly on the right.

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