History of Architecture

Senior Art History Major Receives Randall Research Award

Senior art history major Nadia DelMedico received the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from President Bell during ceremonies April 4, 2018, on UA campus. DelMedico received the award as the result of her work, mentored by Dr. Rachel Stephens, on the history of slavery on the UA campus.  In the spring of 2017, DelMedico, who

Professor and Student Present Research on Slavery at UA

A UA professor and a junior art history major have teamed up to break ground on the history of slavery at The University of Alabama.  UPDATE: In April 2018, Nadia DelMedico received the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from President Bell during ceremonies April 4 on UA campus. DelMedico received the award as the result

UA Professor Emeritus to Talk on APT Bicentennial Special

During a special Bicentennial episode of the Emmy-winning series, Discovering Alabama, UA associate professor emeritus Dr. Robert O. Mellown will talk about the historic capital in Tuscaloosa. Discovering Alabama: State Capitals will be broadcast on October 8 and October 12 on Alabama Public Television. The episode will explore the histories and the mysteries of the state’s five capitals

UA Professor Emeritus Contributes to New Online Architectural Resource

Associate Professor Emeritus Robert O. Mellown has published ten articles on the historic architecture of The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa for SAH Archipedia, a free and subscription-based encyclopedic resource for worldwide architecture published by the Society of Architectural Historians. Mellown’s articles are viewable in both versions. Mellown wrote entries for Bryce Hospital; Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion;

Student Researches Slave Architecture on UA Campus

Junior art history major Nadia DelMedico presented her original research into extant slave dwellings on the antebellum UA campus at the new undergraduate poster session during the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, at UA’s Bryant Conference Center in March, and at the recent URCA conference. DelMedico and Sommer Hallquist were awarded Harrison Prizes for Excellence

UA Students Give Rare Tour of Historic Home

Sunday, April 30, UA art history students will give special public tours of Lyon Hall, a historic Greek Revival home in Demopolis, Alabama. Talks on the historic architecture, art and decorative arts in the home will begin at 2:00 pm and occur every twenty minutes until 5:00 pm. Under the direction of UA assistant professor Dr. Rachel

Students Tour West Alabama Architecture

Students in Dr. Rachel Stephens‘ ARH 477 (Topics in American Art) traveled through several west Alabama towns on a rainy autumn day to study antebellum planter elite architecture firsthand. Their tour included stops at four plantation homes: Magnolia Grove in Greensboro, Gaineswood and Bluff Hall in Demopolis, and the Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation in Marion. At the Moore-Webb-Holmes

Art History Major Pursues Career in Historic Preservation

By taking courses in architectural history, art history major Mary Turney discovers an unexpected career path. When senior art history major Mary Turney took architectural history courses from both Associate Professor Emeritus Robert Mellown and Assistant Professor Rachel Stephens, Turney realized she loved the subject and decided she wanted to get work experience in the

Robert Mellown to inaugurate Center for the Book speaker series

Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 12 noon, Robert Oliver Mellown, associate professor of art history emeritus, will present the inaugural talk of the Alabama Center for the Book Lunchtime Speaker Series in Gorgas Library 205. Dr. Mellown will talk about some of the fascinating history of Alabama’s historic campus from his new book, The University of Alabama: A