alabama · American History · antebellum · public history

space matters…tonight

Geeked about the unveiling of the “Space Matters” digital installation this evening at the University of Alabama Gorgas’ House Museum & welcoming The New York Times bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez, our keynote speaker. She will be touring UA with my cherished colleague Dr. Hilary Green before her talk. Special thanks to many including my colleague Dr. John… Continue reading space matters…tonight

antebellum · courage · narratives · postbellum

fall 2019, or on the fun and the difficult conversation

Registration for the Fall 2019 semester begins March 25. On the burner again for me will be teaching “Antebellum America” and “American Civilization Since 1865.” Plenty of overlap will exist between these classes. How much has changed socially? Where do we see progress? Where does history repeat? How is power consolidated? Troubled? Which bodies are… Continue reading fall 2019, or on the fun and the difficult conversation

refuge · rest

sewsa moments and beyond

The Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) meeting in Oxford, Mississippi,  was absolutely wonderful. I feel more comfortable about my ongoing interest in Zora Neale Hurston’s time in Miami during the winter and spring of 1950 as presented in paper shared there last week.   I also feel encouraged after meeting so many scholars, among them… Continue reading sewsa moments and beyond

American History · gender

on housing, Miami and Zora

I am still tinkering with my Zora Neale Hurston paper for SEWSA, which addresses the acclaimed novelist’s time in Miami during the winter and spring of 1950. As I write, my thoughts overlap with ideas being introduced in today’s Great Depression lecture in my “American Civilization Since 1865” class. I’ve already addressed in class how… Continue reading on housing, Miami and Zora