Through collaborative partnerships that bring together academic and community-based knowledge, we work together to improve the quality of life for all people in Alabama and beyond.
Black Belt Artist Project
The Black Belt Artist Project is a collaborative initiative between the UA Department of Art and Art History, the non-profit Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, and Canon Solutions America. Students participating in the project spend two semesters with these culturally unique artists in several counties of the Black Belt, documenting their lives and works through photography and oral history video interviews.
Good Health and Wellbeing
Life on Land, Life Below Water, and Climate Action
- Alabama Museum of Natural History
- Department of Museum Research & Collections
- Discovering Alabama
- Gorgas House Museum
- Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum
- Moundville Archaeological Park
- Office of Archaeological Research
- Paul R. Jones Museum
Institute for Social Science Research
The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is an interdisciplinary organization with a broad mission to promote and conduct research in the social sciences at The University of Alabama. Through its research, the ISSR provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate training in social science research, and partners with many state and national agencies and organizations.
The Map Library is a Regional Depository for the United States Geological Survey and Bureau of Land Management, and includes over 1,700 monographs, 270,000 maps and 75,000 aerial photographs.
International Research Partnerships
Our international research partnerships and collaborations with educators in Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe are part of a broader movement of global scholars to prepare students for entry into a diverse, complex world. We offer programs in Cuba, Greece, and Ghana, and are developing partnerships with universities in several other countries.