Department of History
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."Maya AngelouKnowledge and awareness of history and society are important ingredients of a liberal education. The Department of History offers general courses for all students, a major and a minor in history, and preparation for students who plan to continue study at the graduate level, to teach history, or to enter related fields.
Our web site will introduce you to our faculty and staff, our courses, the requirements for a degree, and other information that can help you decide if you'd like to study history at USA. Please let us know if we can help by contacting us by phone or email.
INSTRUCTOR POSITION SEARCH
USA Department of History: African American History, Instructor Position 2021 Search
The Department of History at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a one year-only Instructor position in African American History to begin August 15, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years total. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach U.S. History survey courses in General Education and upper-division courses in areas of research expertise, as well as support the Department with historical outreach with local African-American community organizations. ABD or an earned Ph.D. in African American History or a closely related field is required. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by March 12, 2021.
Applicants send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement that addresses how they will advance the department's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment through their teaching to email@example.com.
The search committee may request from some applicants a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial academic transcripts. Candidates invited for the official campus job interview via Zoom will arrange to have all official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Rebecca Williams, at the following address:
Department of History University of South Alabama HUMB 344
5991 USA Dr N
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
CAGE NAMED FACULTY FELLOW
December 2020 Dr. Claire Cage is one of 13 USA Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning Program Faculty Fellows. The inaugural class of faculty fellows will work together to learn and redesign an academic course and/or a research project to help solve real-world issues locally in collaboration with community partners.
KOZELSKY RECEIVES GRANT TO BUILD DIGITAL HISTORY LAB
December 2020 Dr. Mara Kozelsky received seed money from a U.S. Department Education Grant for a digital humanities project to build a digital history lab. The lab will allow the History Department to train our students to become leaders in the next era of the information age.
HISTORY DEPARTMENT COLLABORATES WITH HONORS COLLEGE
November 2020 A team at the University of South Alabama led by the Honors College, with collaborators from the Office of Community Engagement, African American studies program, department of history, and the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, received a renewal for its Delta Fellows program from the Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program at the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.
Virtual Informational Meeting Master of Arts in History
February 24 @ 5:00 p.m. (Central)
Students who earn a Master's degree in History strengthen their knowledge in history to prepare for a career in law, museums, journalism, archive management, historic preservation, or teaching. GRE scores are not required for admission. Sign up to talk with program faculty, students, and alumni.
2021 Howard F. Mahan Lecture
Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University
“Arguing the Caliphate: A Critique of the Views of ISIS”
March 24 @ 6:00 PM via Zoom Zoom Event Link Meeting ID 975 1054 0234
Sponsored by the USA Department of History and the USA Foundation
Dr. Peter Rohloff, faculty at Harvard University Medical School and Chief Medical Officer of Wuqu' Kawoq Maya Health Alliance
"Improving Healthcare for Indigenous Women and Children in Rural Guatemala"
January 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
November 10, 2020 at 12:30pm
The Department of History will have the pleasure and honor of hosting Roger Grunwald
again to perform his one-man show, The Mitzvah. The performance and lecture engages
with the fascinating story of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers. After watching the performance,
there will be a presentation and Q&A.
Roger, a San Francisco-based actor, will be showing a video recording of his performance and will be leading a presentation and Q&A during this 75 minute session. Roger's performance is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Holocaust and Human Right Education Center.
If you want to know more about The Mitzvah, please visit this themitzvah.org. Also, watch the trailer for the performance.
Everyone who would like to attend will need to register, using the link provided below.
Once you have registered, you will receive a link and a password for the event, which
has been organized in a webinar format. There is a limit of 100 participants for this
webinar, so spots are limited.
Who Will Write Our History
Who Will Write Our History: In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000
Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders
decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name
Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not
with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is
told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman
and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings
of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning
dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and ! the lives of these courageous
resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon –
the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even
if they did not.
Film and Discussion with Filmmaker Roberta Grossman
October 15, 2020 at 6pm Virtual Event
The link to view the film online will be publicized as soon as it is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Watch the trailer.