Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:43am
The Department of History is please to introduce a special guest lecture for Black History Month 2018 as part of a month long series of education, memory and celebration. Adrienne Petty, author of Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War, to give a special talk on "Beyond Famous Firsts: Black History Month, Populism and the American Protest Tradition". The university community is invited. This is a FREE event.…
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:06am
Why are internships important and how do I find one? "Internships are key to building experience as a student or recent graduate. Employers are much more likely to hire someone with internships and work experience rather than someone with a generic resume, lacking experience. ... It is important that you choose you internships based on your interests and career prospects." Join us for a talk on the importance of internships and how to find one…
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 8:30am
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2017 Awards Ceremony Dr. James Cobb – introduction by Dr. John Inscoe Alfred Corn – introduction by Dr. Hugh Ruppersburg Eugenia Price – introduction by Renee Pearman Kevin Young – introduction by Jericho Brown An exhibit of materials from the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will be on display in conjunction with these events. Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries 300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:25am
Author Discussion Featuring James Cobb, Alfred Corn and Kevin Young. James Cobb, Alfred Corn and Kevin Young and Eugenia Price wil be inducted in to the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame Monday November 6. Details to follow. Reception to follow.
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:36pm
We know - there are a lot of great history events this week and next! Stop by the studnet lounge and fortify yourself with some cookies prior to our two afternoon events today.
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:25pm
Please join the Latin American Studies Institute and the Department of History on Thursday, November 16, at 3:30 p.m. for the following talk, by Henrique Carneiro, Brazil's leading historian of food, drink, and drugs, on the historical roots of the modern prohibition of certain substances. In 1563, in the Portuguese colony of Goa, India, a Portuguese doctor of Jewish origin, Garcia da Orta, published the first report of Eastern plants and…
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:45am
While media around the country provided frequent and vivid accounts of rising Nazi brutality in Europe, Americans focused inward in the 1930–40s. Step back in time with Museum experts to explore headlines, reactions, and artifacts from that time period in Georgia, including news articles unearthed by volunteer citizen historians. Panelists also will discuss actions taken within local communities, including demonstrations, letters to the editor,…
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:34pm
Please join us for this semester’s Franklin-Liverpool graduate lecture by Richard Smith:"Opposing Pinochet in 1980s - the Vergara Toledo family and the story behind the 'Day of the Young Combatant' in Chile”.  Richard Smith is a Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellow. His week-long research stay at UGA is sponsored by the Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellowship program and Franklin College, and the History Department. The Franklin…
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:06pm
This roundtable discussion of interpretations and misinterpretations of Luther's 95 Theses in the five centuries since 1517 features Jonathan Strom (Emory University), Alex Sager (Germanic and Slavic Studies), Jodie Lyon (Religious Studies), Pastor Gregory Michael (Christus Victor Lutheran Church), and Pastor Nathan Hilkert (Holy Cross Lutheran Church).  This event is sponsored by the Transnational European Studies program, the History…
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:46pm
This installment features Dr. Akela Reason, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UGA and Director of UGA’s Public History Internship program in Washington, DC. Dr. Reason explains what public historian do and how to become one. Find out about the many paths to becoming a public historian and the diverse career options. History at work is an ongoing series sponsored by the Department of History at UGA. Each episode a different…