Monday, February 22, 2016

Holocaust Workshop Hosted by UAH

In January, the History Department and the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies at UAH hosted a professional development workshop for 75 middle and high school teachers from across North Alabama. The workshop entitled "Teaching the Complexities of the Holocaust" provided teachers with resources and approaches to teach the complexities of the Holocaust. The regional educators from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum facilitated the workshop, and our own Dr. Johnson hosted the event. The workshop was one of four held across Alabama as part of a series organized by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, the Alabama Holocaust Commission, and the USHMM.

To read more about the strategies and goals of the workshop, visit UAH Holocaust Workshop.

Comprehensive Exams Congratulations!

Congratulations to the four graduate students who took their oral comprehensive exams in January and PASSED! -- Brittney Carnell, Lorraine Anderson, Bill Bryant, and Mary Evelyn McCutcheon. All four are student teachers and took their exams in one day - an unprecedented event for the History Department. Time to celebrate!

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Archaeological Institute of America - North Alabama Society is hosting a free public lecture on Monday, January 25th entitled "Reconstructing the Story of an Ancient Hindu Temple." The guest lecturer is Dr. Cathleen Cummings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The first lecture will be at 11:10 a.m. in Wilson Hall room 168 at UAH, and the second lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Theatre.

Phi Alpha Theta Call for Papers

The Phi Alpha Theta regional conference will be held at Spring Hill College in Mobile on March 12, 2016. All undergraduate and graduate history students are welcome to attend and present papers. Papers may address any topic, region, or time period. Non-members of Phi Alpha Theta are also welcome to submit proposals.

Interested students should submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to Dr. Pacino, the UAH chapter advisor, by January 28th. Final paper submissions will be due February 20th. Prizes will be awarded to the best papers for undergraduate and graduate students!

Contact Dr. Pacino for additional information.

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