AHF partners with AUM for Alabama History Day

The Alabama Humanities Foundation announced this week a new partnership with Auburn University at Montgomery to produce Alabama History Day — a statewide history competition for middle and high school students.

This year’s contest will be held at AUM Friday, April 6. Division winners at Alabama History Day will have the chance to compete against students from around the world at the National History Day Contest, June 10-14 at the University of Maryland.

“AHF is excited to serve as the convening organization for this newly formed partnership,” said Armand DeKeyser, executive director at AHF. “Building upon the past success of Alabama History Day at AUM, this is a perfect moment to highlight our state’s exceptional teachers and students.”

AUM’s Michael Burger, professor of History said, “AUM is delighted to continue its work with Alabama History Day in partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation. We have seen the great things this event does for students and look forward to seeing how the additional resources deployed by our new partner will expand the event.”

Every year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year’s theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.”

For more information on Alabama History Day and registration for the 2018 contest, visit alabamahumanities.org/programs/alabamahistoryday or email state coordinator T.C. McLemore at tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org.