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‘Headwaters,’ A Book Celebrating Alabama’s Rivers, to be Subject of Talk, Signing at UA’s Natural History Museum

“Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers,” a new book from The University of Alabama Press presenting one photographer’s exploration of Alabama’s waterways, will be the subject of a talk, signing and reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

UA Historian’s Travels Uncover New Freedoms, New Fears Among Roman Catholics in China

Roman Catholics and other Christians living in China today face a dilemma, says Dr. Anthony E. Clark, assistant professor of history at The University of Alabama. Changes in the communist state’s attitudes toward religion have allowed many Catholics to live in the open, but they live in terror — their freedom may be removed at any moment.

Seeking the Ancestors of Elvis: Scholar Ties Rock ’n’ Roll to History of the South in Upcoming UA Lecture

Rock ’n’ roll has deep roots in the American South, from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis and beyond. Now Dr. Jim Cobb, the Spaulding Professor of History at The University of Georgia, will explore the Dixie origins of rock in “Southern History and the Roots of Rock and Roll,” the upcoming Friends of History lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Room 205 in Gorgas Library.

Scholar Explores Idea of Chaos in Myth at UA’s Annual Aronov Lecture

Dr. Bruce Lincoln, an internationally recognized scholar in religious studies and the Caroline E. Haskell Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, will give The University of Alabama department of religious studies’ 2008-2009 Aaron Aronov Lecture.

Scholar to Talk About Rise of Southern Religious Conservatism at UA’s Gorgas Library

Dr. Paul Harvey, professor of history at The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will present the lecture “The Evolution of Southern Religious Conservatism” at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Gorgas Library, room 205, on The University of Alabama campus.

UA’s Museum Expedition Continues Archaeological Dig at Tannehill Ironworks

The University of Alabama’s Alabama Museum of Natural History continues its effort to discover the history buried beneath the Tannehill Historical Ironworks State Park from Wednesday, June 4 to Wednesday, June 25, through its 30th Annual Museum Expedition.

American Studies Professor to Discuss Why He Studies Popular Music in UA’s ‘Last Lecture’ May 1

Dr. James Salem, professor of American studies at The University of Alabama, will present a “Last Lecture,” “Bye, Bye Miss American Pie: Why I Study American Popular Music” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in 30 Alston Hall on the UA campus.

Scholar to Compare Historical Study of Muhammad and Jesus in Religious Studies Lecture at UA

Dr. Herbert Berg, an expert on Islam and a professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a public lecture for the “Religion in Culture” Series of The University of Alabama’s department of religious studies, part of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

UA’s Summersell Center Stages ‘Race, Place’ Conference, Plans Significant Projects on History of Alabama

Through an upcoming conference, an investigation of an African-American architect and a database for Civil War manuscripts, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South at The University of Alabama continues to broaden our knowledge of the region’s exciting and varied heritage.

Long-Time UA History Professor Dies

Long-time University of Alabama history professor Dr. Robert Erwin Johnson died Monday, Jan 28, after battling a short-term illness. He was 84.