Humanities Upcoming Events

CLA Alumni Speaker: Michael Waller

Thu, Oct 25, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Tichenor Hall 310

Join CLA for a special guest speaker, Michael Waller, General Counsel and International Executive in Washington, DC. The talk will be held in 310 Tichenor Hall. For more information, contact Marianne McCarley at or 334-844-2187.

Join us for a lecture by New York Times photographer and Alabama native Chester Higgins. For more information, contact Joan Harrell at

Baptist Hill Cemetery Clean-Up

Sat, Nov 3, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Baptist Hill Cemetery

Faculty in the Department of History invite the public to participate in a Baptist Hill Cemetery Clean-up Day. Tasks include picking up branches, trimming, cleaning, and sweep off slabs. Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools to assist with the clean up. Open to all. For more information, contact Kelly Kennington at or 334-844-4775.

Meeting the Ancestors through African American Cemetery Preservation

Fri, Nov 9, 2018
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Pebble Hill

Join us for a symposium on preserving African American cemeteries. The schedule is as follows:

3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations

4:00 p.m. Opening Remarks by Robert Bubb, Auburn University

4:10 p.m. “When The Roll is Called: Creating and Using Obituary Databases in Cemetery Preservation” by Dr. Terrance Vickerstaff

4:45 p.m. “Friends of Baptist Hill” by Drew Morgan and students from Auburn Junior High School

5:15 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. “Tour of Baptist Hill” by Robert Bubb, Auburn University

6:00 p.m. “Finding African American Fraternal Orders in Southern Cemeteries” by Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis - Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis is co-founder and president of Preserving African American Cemeteries, Inc. (PAAC). She has served as the national president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and was also a charter member of the Arkansas chapter of AAHGS. Currently, Tenpenny-Lewis serves as a board member of the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives.

The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, with support from the Auburn University Senate Lectures Fund.

For more information, contact Robert Bubb at or (334) 332-0059.

Spring Semester Alumni Day

Thu, Apr 4, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join CLA for its annual alumni day. Chloe Melas, CNN entertainment reporter and 2008 media studies graduate, will be on campus to meet with students. More alumni to be announced at a later time. For more information, contact Marianne McCarley at or 334-844-2187.  Location to be determined.