Past Events

Holocaust thumb

 
 
Bradley Prager, of the University of Missouri gave the keynote at the symposium "The Holocaust in Memory and History” on September 7. This daylong event intersected with this year's Common Read/Common World selection, Art Spiegelman's The Complete Maus and was made possible by funding from the Mémorial de la Shoah.

 

 


Vietnam Poster

 
 
Andrew Wies, Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, addressed a symposium that also featured USA Faculty, members of the Mobile South Asian community, and Vietnam veterans.

 

 

 


Cloyd

 
 
Benjamin Cloyd, author of Haunted by Atrocity, gave the keynote address in a daylong symposium featuring talks by USA Faculty members Mel McIven and Elizabeth Richards-Rivenbark and Carol Ellis, Director of the McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

 

 


Frazer

 
 
Nimrod Frazer spoke on November 4 about his 2014 book, Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division.

 

 


Morrow Book

 
 
John Morrow (University of Georgia) spoke on September 7, 2014 about his book, Harlem's Rattlers, and the Great War, The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the Quest for African-American Equality (co-authored with Jeffrey T. Sammons).

 

 


100 Poster

 
 
An interdisciplinary panel in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I featured John Morrow (University of Georgia) and USA Faculty members Susan McCready (French), Daniel Rogers (History) and Steven Trout (English). Frye Gaillard (USA Writer in Residence) moderated the discussion. September 8, 2014

 

 


Conference Poster

 
 
War, Memory, and Gender, an international conference, co-hosted by the University of South Alabama Gender Studies Program, featured keynote address by Jennifer Haytock (SUNY-Brockport) and a panel discussion with women military veterans. The conference addressed multiple conflicts and nationalities from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. March 27-29, 2014.

 

 


Beidler

 
 
On March 6, 2013, noted literary critic and cultural historian Philip Beidler (University of Alabama) gave an interdisciplinary presentation titled "The Vietnam War, American Remembering, and the Measure of Sacrifice, Fifty Years Later."

 

 


Book Cover

 
 
In the Pacific:  The World War II Journal and Photography of David Dejarnette edited by Sarah Dejarnette Caldwell, 2013.

 

 


Rook

 
 
Robert Rook (Towson University) gave the inaugural lecture for the Center for the Study of War and Memory on November 15, 2012.  He spoke on "War, Memory, and Globalization:  North Korea and Arab War Commemorations."