Department of History

Keith S. Hebert

Keith S. Hebert Assistant Professor and Public History Program Officer
Thach 313
(334) 844-4358
heberks@auburn.edu

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  • By appointment

Profile

Keith S. Hebert (Assistant Professor) was educated at University of West Georgia (BA, 1998), Virginia Tech (MA, 2001), and Auburn University (PhD, 2007).  Previously, Hebert worked for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division as the state historian.  His research focuses on the Confederate home front during the American Civil War and 20th century American visionary art environments.  He has published an essay in the Georgia Historical Quarterly and book chapters in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath, Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia, and World and National Registers of Historic Places: Stewardship in Perspective.  Hebert also co-curated an exhibit “With Georgia’s Best Interest at Heart: Thomas B. Murphy,” on permanent display at the University of West Georgia Ingram Library, and co-curated and designed the Leake Mounds Interpretive Trail website.  He has written numerous successful applications for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, including nominations for Paradise Garden and Pasaquan-two nationally significant examples of American visionary art environments.  Hebert also served as Bremen, Georgia, site director for the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” traveling exhibit.  During the exhibit’s stay in Bremen, Hebert coordinated dozens of concerts, workshops, and lecture programs that drew over 27,000 visitors. 

Currently, Hebert is finalizing his manuscript, In Sherman’s Wake: Bartow County, Georgia’s Civil War, and preparing a national historic context for American visionary art environments to assist with future preservation planning efforts.  He is also on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Advisory Board.  

Last Updated: December 15, 2016