Category: Events

Mississippi State University Professor Jason Morgan War to Speak Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5 PM

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The Summersell Center of the Study of the South and The University of Alabama Department of History will host Professor Jason Morgan Ward of Mississippi State University on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 5 o’clock in room 30 ten Hoor Hall.

Ward is the author of Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century (2016) and Defending White Democracy: The Making of the Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965 (2011).

Ward’s talk is entitled, “Lifting the Veil: A White Alabama Graduate Undercover in Jim Crow Mississippi.”

This event is sponsored by the Summersell Center for the Study of the South and The University of Alabama Department of History. The event is free and open to the public.

“Dixie’s Great War: World War I and the American South” Symposium to be held October 6.

This image is a pretty bad graphic showing three views of WWI camps in Alabama.Register today and plan to attend the one-day symposium, “Dixie’s Great War: World War I and the American South,” to be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Ferguson Center Great Hall on The University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

This image shows an Alabama soldier during World War I.

The Dixie’s Great War symposium, hosted by the Summersell Center for the Study of the South, “is considered to be the largest conference in the country on World War I and the South,” says John Giggie, Associate Professor and Director of the Summersell Center for the Study of the South at The University of Alabama.

This program, cohosted by Professor John Giggie and Professor Andrew Huebner, will feature internationally renowned scholars of the First World War from around the country:

Panels will focus on the war’s political, social and cultural impact on the South in general as well as Alabama in particular.

The symposium is free and open to the public, though registration is required. A reception will follow the closing of the last session, and books by the participating scholars will be available for purchase.

To register or view the agenda, please visit dixiesgreatwar.ua.edu.

For more information, please contact Sea Talantis at stalantis@ccs.ua.edu or 205-348-3014, or Lauren Lewis at llewis@ccs.ua.edu or 205-348-6222.

Black/White Intimacies: Reimagining History, the South, and the Western Hemisphere

This image is of a flyer for the conference.This two-day symposium explores interracial interactions and the forming of American culture during the antebellum period and beyond. We will address questions such as:

  • What were the limitations of interracial intimacies and how might people have addressed those limitations in various settings – domestic spheres, legal systems, religious spaces, classrooms?
  • If people across races and cultures lived, ate, slept, and traveled together, what were the implications for cultural understanding—or lack thereof?
  • What was interracial intimacy and how might expressions of such intimate contact have been guided by race, gender, and class?

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professors Michael Bibler, LSU, and Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University, St. Louis.

A highlight of the weekend will be a Friday evening performance by Professor E. Patrick Johnson, who is Carlos Montezuma Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Northwestern University.

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. on April 21, 2017, at the Hotel Capstone.

This image shows a poster advertising the performance by Professor E. Patrick Johnson.