What Do You Call a Group of Squirrels Anyway?

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You might think that Manly Hall gets pretty quiet during the summer now that the majority of our students are on vacation. Well, think again! We’ve got quite the rowdy peanut gallery that hangs around the second floor balcony, and we set out the GoPro to film them in action. So if you’ve ever wanted to see a 20 minute video of squirrels eating peanuts, then have we got a show for you! That’s 20 minutes well spent if you ask us!

And by the way…it’s called a scurry of squirrels.

The Secret Life of Squirrels from UA Religious Studies.

The Dialectics of Identification

manlyhallsignYes, our Department is housed on the second floor of Manly Hall. It’s named after the second president of the University of Alabama, Basil Manly Sr (who held the office between 1837 and 1855). In fact, the president’s office was once in this building, on the ground floor (before the Greek Revival-styled President’s Mansion was built in 1841 and then first occupied by Manly himself), as well as dorms for students.

And the other day the building got a new sign. Continue reading

The Modernity of History

Photo courtesy of Hoole Special Collections Library

Photo courtesy of Hoole Special Collections Library

By Andie Alexander
Andie Alexander earned her B.A. in Religious Studies and History in 2012. She currently works as a staff member in the Department as a Student Liaison and filmmaker. Andie also works as the online Curator for the Culture on the Edge blog.

The other day I stumbled across an intriguing article in The Crimson White (CW), the University of Alabama’s student newspaper, about the history of some building names at UA. Continue reading