University of South Alabama Department of History News
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
URBAN WINS MAJOR USA GRANT AND AHA GRANT
Dr. Kelly Urban has won a $5000 Faculty Development Council Grant from the University of South Alabama for research in Cuba and Washington, D.C. related to her book project, Politicosis: Tuberculosis, Public Health, and Politics in Cuba, 1925—1970. This is one of the most prestigious awards for research given here at USA. She also has won the very competitive Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere from the American Historical Association. Congratulations!
MEOLA WINS FULBRIGHT GRANT
Congratulations to Dr. David Meola, who has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to Germany to conduct summer research from 2019 to 2021 in the city of Goettingen (at the University of Goettingen). This time will be spent on researching his book project: "Fighting for the Volk: Jewish Germans in the German Liberal and Democratic Movements before 1848”.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
This fall, books by members of our faculty are rolling off the presses:
Congratulations to Mara Kozelsky for her book, Crimea in War and Transformation, and Tim Lombardo for his book, Blue Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia and Populist Politics
Historians Make Great Novelists Too! Check out Harry Miller's first novel, Southern Rain: A Novel of Seventeenth Century China
LOMBARDO IN PRINT AND TV
Timothy Lombardo recently contributed to the "Made by History" perspectives column in the Washington Post. His piece, "Why White Blue-Collar Voters Love President Trump" appeared on September 16, 2018.
Timothy Lombardo was interviewed by C-SPAN at the April 2018 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Lombardo discussed former Philadelphia mayor, Frank Rizzo, the concerns of white-working class voters in the 1970s, and made comparisons to today's political climate. He also discussed his forthcoming book, Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia and Populist Politics to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The full interview as it aired on C-SPAN can be found here.
CAGE WINS NEH GRANT
Claire Cage has been offered a Summer Stipends award by the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research in France over the summer of 2018 for a new book on the history of forensic science. The NEH Program is a very competitive national grant and all Summer Stipends applications are evaluated by peer review panels and by the National Council on the Humanities. This year NEH received almost eight hundred applications and only eight percent were funded. Congratulations Dr. Cage!
Claire Cage, Assistant Professor of History, is the 2017 recipient of the Baker-Burton Prize for the best first book on European History published between 2013-2017 from the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association. Her book, Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2015.
Recent History Department Faculty Publications
Mara Kozelsky, Crimea in War and Transformation
David Messenger, A Nazi Past: Recasting German Identity in Postwar Europe
Harry Miller, Southern Rain: A Novel of Seventeenth Century China
Rebecca Williams, Muhammad and the Supernatural