Department of History

Keith S. Hebert

Keith S. Hebert Assistant Professor and Public History Program Officer
313 Thach Hall
(334) 844-4358

Office Hours

  • Monday 8:00-9:45, 1:00-2:30
  • Wednesday 8:00-9:45
  • Friday 8:00-9:45


Keith S. Hebert joined the Auburn University faculty in 2014 where he directs the department's public history certificate program and offers courses in public history and southern history.  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.  His first book, The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains: Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia, was released in 2017.  He also 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.    Currently, Hebert is preparing a history of Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and writing a book chapter on Slavery in Alabama for an upcoming collection on African American history in Alabama.  


Auburn University, Ph.D. 2007

Virginia Tech, M.A. 2001

University of West Georgia, B.A. 1998

Representative Publications

The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains: Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia. Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press, 2017.

“The Psychedelic Assisi in the Southern Pines: Pasaquan, Visionary-Art Environments, and the National Register of Historic Places.” Celeste Guichard, ed. World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014.

“The Bottomless Pit of Hell”: The Confederate Home Front in Bartow County, Georgia: 1864­-1865.” John Fowler and David Parker, eds. Civil War in Georgia Sesquicentennial. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2011.

“Reconstruction-­Era Violence in North Georgia: The Mossy Creek Ku Klux Klan’s Defense of Local Autonomy.” Andrew L. Slap, ed. Reconstruction in Appalachia: Collected Essays. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2010.

“The Bitter Trial of Defeat and Emancipation: Reconstruction in Bartow County, Georgia: 1865­-1872,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 92 (2008), 65-92.

Last Updated: August 29, 2018