Upcoming Alabama History Institutes

Alabama History Institutes are immersive professional development workshops in history and civics for K-12 public, private, and homeschool educators. Each three-day, in-person workshop will incorporate intensive classroom training using primary sources with hands-on experiences at local museums, parks, and historic sites. Participants will receive a stipend and professional development credits.

IMPORTANT! Every Alabama History Institutes workshop will comply with all safety and precautionary measures set forth by the ADAH, public officials, and host sites. By applying to attend an AHI workshop, you agree to comply with all safety and precautionary measures. Please note that these are subject to change.

View the complete list of locations, dates, and workshop descriptions for all of our 2023 summer sessions below. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Applicants selected to attend a workshop will receive word of acceptance by email by March 31.



Week of June 5-9, 2023

Grades K-12: Diversity in Storytelling: The Untold History of Mobile
University of Mobile, Mobile (June 6-8)

Grades 2-3: Making it Happen: Teaching History in the Literacy-Focused Classroom
Madison County Teacher Resource Center, Huntsville (June 7-9)

Week of June 12-16, 2023

Grades 10-11: Farms to Factories: Alabama’s Industrial Revolution
University of Alabama Regional Inservice Center, Tuscaloosa (June 13-15)

Grades K-6: Birmingham’s Place in Alabama’s Rich History
Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham (June 14-16)

Week of June 19-23, 2023

Grades 6-12: Resistance and Resilience in the Face of Jim Crow: Alabama from 1880 to 1920
Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery (June 20-23)

Grades 4-6: Reconstruction: Rebuilding of a Nation
Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, Auburn (June 21-23)

Week of June 26-30, 2023

Grades 3-6: Bring It Home: Local Ties to the History We Teach
Florence Indian Mound Museum, Florence (June 26-28)

Grades 1-4: Sowing the Seed of Dothan’s Agricultural Legacy
Troy University-Dothan Campus, Dothan (June 27-29)

Questions? Contact Marlena Cameron at marlena.cameron@archives.alabama.gov.