The University of Alabama’s department of American studies will host a lecture by Dr. David Wharton, director of documentary studies at the University of Mississippi, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in room 110 of the AIME Building on campus. A reception and signing of Wharton’s recently published book, “Small Town South,” will follow.
The University of Alabama was selected as one of the only two sites in the Southeast to host a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that tells the story of the largest guest worker program in U.S. history.
A screening of the documentary “Follow Me Down,” a feature-length film about music in prison, will be tonight at 7:30 in 216 Reese Phifer Hall on The University of Alabama campus.
Dr. Bridget R. Cooks, a leading scholar on African American art and culture, will visit The University of Alabama to speak on “Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum,” Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on the UA campus.
A week of seminars and talks will mark the 50th anniversary of the American studies department at The University of Alabama. The department is joining with UA’s Summersell Center for the Study of the South to offer the series, which includes discussion of the future of American studies and Alabama’s immigration law.
Douglas Blackmon, former bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, will visit The University of Alabama Feb. 23 to speak about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II."
The University of Alabama will host Bama Grad Expo 2012, which brings top prospective graduate students to campus, Jan. 12-14, 2012.
The University of Alabama's American studies department will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a weekend of special events Oct. 14-15.
Dr. Cheryl Fish, an environmental justice scholar, will visit The University of Alabama Sept. 29 and deliver the Rose Gladney Lecture on Justice and Social Change.
Noted artist, curator and writer Howardena Pindell will discuss the evolution of her work as part of The University of Alabama's Paul R. Jones Lecture Series on April 19.
Screenings of the upcoming PBS documentary "Freedom Riders" and the satiric film "CSA" will highlight the 23rd Annual Southern Intellectual History Circle Conference from Thursday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, Feb. 26, at The University of Alabama.
In the new book, "God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War," Dr. George C. Rable, Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama, examines how Americans used their faith to explain and deal with the enormous costs of the Civil War.
The annual Rose Gladney Lecture on Justice and Social Change at The University of Alabama will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by showing “Darius Goes West” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Bama Theater.
Artist Wadsworth Jarrell will give a lecture Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5:15 p.m. in room 30 of ten Hoor Hall on The University of Alabama campus.
Lisa Elizondo, a University of Alabama junior and McNair Scholar who spent her summer collecting oral histories of Chicano-rights activists, will present "Off the Border: Mexican-Americans in Washington State" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in 125 ten Hoor on the UA campus.
Documentary filmmaker Curtis Chin will introduce and screen his 2009 film “Vincent Who?” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, in ten Hoor Hall Hall, room 116, on The University of Alabama campus. Chin also will answer questions after the screening, which is free and open to the public.
The University of Alabama is hosting the first conference to look at the lives of Latinas and Latinos in the southern United States. “Latinas/os in the U.S. South: Immigration, Integration and Identity” will be held Friday, Feb. 19, at the Hotel Capstone on the UA campus.