Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:49pm
With Chancellor Angela Merkel up for a fourth term amid challenges from the Social Democrats and the populist Alternative for Germany, the election of September 24 holds the potential to reshape German politics. The Transnational European Studies program, the Germanic and Slavic Studies department, and SPIA present this roundtable discussion of the elections in Germany and Europe, 2016-17. Speakers include Alex Sager (Germanic and Slavic Studies…
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:38am
As we start getting ready to head back to classes and Athens after Spring Break, think about serving the Athens' community! Join Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, THIS Saturday, April 21st for a service day from 9-12.  A historic African American cemetery in Athens, Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery is in great need of care and maintenance so please help us preserve this integral piece of our history! Parking can be found at…
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:39pm
The Annual Gregory Distinguished Lecture series presents Craig Steven Wilder, the author of Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (2014). His talk will be on "Slavery and Universities in Revolutionary America". In the aftermath of the American Revolution, higher education underwent a period of dramatic expansion. This academic revolution aimed to correct the deficiencies of the fledgling republic and…
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:18am
Want to learn about our public history internship program? Join us Monday for free Pizza and the answers to all of your burning questions on how to apply, how to pay for this valuable summer semester in Washington, DC, how to get a public history internship, and much more. During Maymester in the Washington DC area, students will enroll in HIST 4026/6026, Public History in Washington DC, which provides an introduction to public history in the…
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:30pm
Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story? If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions and collections at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for this monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions, programs, and collections here at SCL. The monthly titles are selected (…
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:34pm
Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center. Richard Shawn Faulkner is the General William H. Stofft Chair of Military History of the United States Army Command and General Staff…
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:35pm
Chad Williams will give a talk on the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I and the rise of the New Negro as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center. Chad Williams is associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. He is the…
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:32pm
Lynn Dumenil will give a talk on “Modern American Women and World War I” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center. Lynn Dumenil is the Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History, Emerita at Occidental College. She is the author of The Second Line of Defense: American Women…
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:50am
Nationally Touring Exhibit Visits Russell Library An opening event hosted by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies in collaboration with the University of Georgia Press and University of Georgia Department of History will take place on Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The event features a performance of prohibition era songs and stories by noted beverage…
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:23am
Please join us for information on a new UGA service organization, "friends of Gospel Pilgrim. Friends of Gospel Pilgrim is committed to service work to help restore and cleanup local historical African American cemeteries. The university community is invited to attend. All majors, students, staff and faculty are welcome. PIZZA will be served!