Thu, 02/11/2016 - 2:20pm
Phi Alpha has some tickets still available for the upcoming dinner lecture, "Lincoln and The Todds: First Family of the American Civil War", given by UGA's very own, Dr. Stephen Berry on February 25th. This event is hosted at the historic Cobb House, downtown Athens and begins at 6pm. Cost per person is $20 and tickets will be sold on the main floor of LeConte on February 10, 11, 16, and 17 from 10-2:30. We have a limited number of seats, so be…
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:29pm
The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways of putting a history degree to use after college. This one features Dr. Barbara Schuster, Founding Campus Dean of the Georgia Regents University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership, who will talk about how and why humanities majors can make great doctors. Open to students of all majors. Free pizza. 
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:33pm
The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways of putting a history degree to use after college. This one is dedicated to the variety of careers in federal government — how to find them, how to apply for them, how to see your degree as an asset for them — featuring Kate Templeton, a Certified Federal Career Coach at UGA. Open to students of all majors. Free pizza.
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:54pm
This summer, the Department of History is launching its new Summer Program in Public History, based in Washington, DC. Running from Maymester through the Thru Semester, the program introduces students to the ways that history interacts with the world and provides them with the experience of working in the field before they graduate — by interning at major cultural institutions.   The program is open to students of all majors.  Students who…
Wed, 01/20/2016 - 1:28pm
The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways to turn historical thinking into a post-college career. In this installment, Travis Coberly ('14) will talk what it's like to work as an operations manager for a private firm that has one foot in the U.S. and the other in Germany, how his history degree helped him get a better position than the one he applied for, and how his education is an asset on the job.  Open to undergraduates of…
Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:52am
This event has been postponed due to weather, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Phi Alpha Theta is co-sponsoring a walking tour of Oconee Hill Cemetery on Monday with Dr. Stephen Berry. Come and hear the stories of those buried in this antebellum period cemetery. Berry is the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era, Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Historical Society. The tour will take…
Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:51pm
This installment of the History Department's undergraduate lecture series is presented by Ph.D. candidate Derrick Angermeier. Derrick's dissertation research focuses on the historical arguments made by Nazi thinkers and demonstrates that Nazism’s flawed historical analysis points to ideological consistencies within a thought system that was notorious for inconsistency. Students of all majors welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 4:09pm
"Reading Outside the Canon: Some New Thoughts on Medicine in the Time of Galen," Vivian Nutton, a professor of the history of medicine and culture at the First Moscow State Medical School. Nutton studied classics at Cambridge University, before becoming a Fellow of Selwyn College, specializing in ancient history. In 1977, he moved to London where he taught the history of medicine to students at University College and the Wellcome Institute for…
Tue, 09/15/2015 - 4:36pm
This is a Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science Series Lecture by Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and co-founder of the Center for Virtual History at UGA. The lecture focuses on the increasing role of medical science in establishing precise causes of death in the 19th-century U. S., which in turn created a more precise and robust understanding of public health. The data is drawn from two sources—the South's…
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 4:23pm
Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life (HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians. Come hear the "other half" of the assassination…