Events and Activities



History Club Events for November

The History Club has several events planned for November.

On election day, November 4, the History Club will host a bake sale in Morton Hall from 9-2. Come and enjoy a baked treat -- and be sure to vote! On Thursday November 6, History Club will show the film Iron-Jawed Angels and serve pizza in Roberts Hall 423 at 6:15 p.m.The film explores Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and the National Woman's Party campaign to gain for women in the United States the right to vote.


Wine and Auction Benefit for the North Alabama Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Saturday November 15

The History Department has been a long-standing supporter of the North Alabama Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which has brought five to six distinguished scholars and archaeologists to UAH to share their research insights every year for the past decade. We are pleased to announce AIA's upcoming Wine Tasting and Silent Auction benefit.

The benefit will be on November 15 at the Lowe House in historic Twickenham. The Lowe House is the elegant home of UAH president David Williams. We will sample fine wines from Spain, Argentina, and Chile with the guidance of sommelier Tami Herrington of Pinnacle Imports who will be talking about the history of these wines and their vineyards as well as describing the character of the individual wines. Archaeologist Dr. Tom Sever will give a brief talk on his current research on the Maya. We have a number of fine items in our auction. Enjoy the company of others interested in archaeology.

For tickets, please contact Lillian Joyce (


Phi Alpha Theta/History Club Sponsor Lecture by Dr. John Kvach (Thurs. Oct. 16)

Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club are cooperating to sponsor a talk by new history professor Dr. John Kvach, on "How Old is the New South?: J.D.B. De Bow and the Economic Development of the Nineteenth-Century American South."

The talk will be on Thursday October 16, 2008, at 5:30pm in Roberts Hall 423. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Kvach's dissertation, recently completed at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, explored J. D. B. De Bow, the editor of De Bow’s Review, and the movement toward economic modernization in the antebellum South.

Please come and bring a friend!


History Forum Lecture by Oral Historian Charles T. Morrissey: Wednesday Oct. 22

The History Department is pleased to announce the upcoming History Forum lecture by Charles T. Morrissey, "Life and Memory in America: Oral History in an Age of Public Amnesia."

Morrissey, a past president of the Oral History Association, began his career in 1962 by interviewing former members of the White House staff during the Truman administration for the Truman Library, and he subsequently directed the John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Project. He has also directed projects for and about the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bush Foundation of Minnesota, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and a Washington group, Former Members of Congress. He frequently teaches oral history workshops and has published more than fifty articles about oral history skills and applications.

Morrissey's main lecture will be on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Roberts Recital Hall.

Morrissey will give an additional public lecture to the UAHuntsville Honors Forum, "Oral History and the Modern Presidency," on Tuesday October 21 at 11: 10 a.m. in the Frank Franz Hall Multipurpose Room. In addition, he will guest lecture in several classes.

Special thanks to the UAHuntsville Faculty Senate Distinguished Speakers Series, the Honors Program, the Humanities Center, and the Bankhead Foundation for helping the History Department make Morrissey's visit possible.

Please call 256-824-6310 with questions.