Events and Activities



AIA Talk: "Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective"

In the news recently you have probably heard or read about the re-dating of Clovis sites, traditionally thought to be the earliest evidence of human habitation in the New World. Dr. James Adovasio, an expert in the archaeology of early humans, has published on the so-called “Venus” figurines of the Old World as well as on settlement in the Americas. He published his controversial views on the occupation of the North America in his book The First Americans. Professor Adovasio is currently Dean of the Zurn School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution and the Carnegie Museum and serves as an Expert Witness on Federal Government Archaeological Resources Protection Act. Adovasio shared his views on PBS’s acclaimed program NOVA in the 2004 episode on America’s Stone Age Explorers. He will be speaking on Tuesday 27 March at 7:30 PM in McDonnell Douglas Auditorium in the Material Science Building on the UAH campus.


2007 Classics Week: Dr. Erich Gruen to Speak on the Roman Republic

Dr. Erich Gruen, professor of classics at the University of California at Berkeley, is the guest at the 2007 Classics Week, sponsored by the Society for Ancient Languages. On Friday March 30, Dr. Gruen will give two public lectures in Roberts Hall 419, one on "Cleopatra in Rome: Facts and Fantasies" at 12:00 noon, and one on "Rome and the Myth of Alexander the Great," at 7:00 p.m. Both lectures are free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact the History Department at 256-824-6310.

Dr. Gilbert C. Din to Speak on "Before the Louisiana Purchase"

The History Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Gilbert C. Din, Visiting Eminent Scholar in History, will give a public lecture on "Before the Louisiana Purchase: The Limitations of the Three Empires in the Mississippi Valley," on Thursday March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Roberts Hall 419. Dr. Din is a professor emeritus from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and the author of several books on colonial Louisiana. For more information, please contact the history department at 256-824-6310.


Upcoming Film: "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days"

On several upcoming Friday afternoons, the department is showing films in conjunction with Dr. Molly Johnson's course on "Nazi Germany and the Holocaust." The next film will be "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days," a German production nominated for an Academy Award as the Best Foreign Language Film in 2006. Sophie Scholl was a co-founder of "White Rose," a student group at the University of Munich that opposed the Nazi regime.

Please come watch the film on Friday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Roberts Hall 423. If you have questions, call 824-2566 or email