Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:09am
Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, is hosting a service day at Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery this Saturday, August 26th, from 9-12. Gospel Pilgrim is a historic African American cemetery in Athens in need of care and maintenance. Please come on out and help us preserve this piece of Athens' history! For more information about the service day and to let us know you are coming please check out our FaceBook event. Or check out…
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:20am
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern China, and he teaches courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history. He is the author of Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China, and he’s currently completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the…
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:12am
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Cindy Hahamovitch. Professor Hahamovitch is the author of two books: The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and the triple prize-winning No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2011). She is currently working on two projects: a history of…
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:11am
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Oscar Chamosa. Professor Chamosa’s current research deals with race relations and the politics of folklore in rural Argentina, and his teaching interests include human rights, popular culture, and popular religion in Latin America. Free admission, free pizza.
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:10am
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Chana Kai Lee. Professor Lee teaches courses in the history of the Civil Rights movement, the history of Georgia, twentieth-century U.S. social history and an introductory course on contemporary issues in African American life and culture. She is the author of the prize-winning book For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, which tells the history…
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:08am
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Scott Nelson. Professor Nelson is the prizewinning author of five books on nineteenth-century American history, including Steel Drivin’ Man (2007), about the life and legend of John Henry, and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters (2012). He teaches the first half of the U.S. survey and courses on the U.S. South and the…
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:06am
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Jennifer Palmer. Professor Palmer is a historian of early modern Europe who researches and writes about race, gender, the family, and property; and her first book, Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic, follows the stories of people who built families and fortunes on both sides of the French Atlantic. She teaches courses about Europe,…
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:57pm
Dr. Steve Soper’s HIST 3775 students will end the term with a pop-up exhibit at the Russell special collections building, on the subject of "Crime and Punishment in Georgia: 20th-Century Prisons and Convict Life." Among the items that will be on display are photographs of convict laborers beginning construction of Sanford Stadium in the 1920s and a crocheted replica of a prison cell made by an inmate on death row in the 1990s. Take a break from…
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:18pm
Looking for a way to decompress after the last day of classes and before exams - come hang out, eat pizza, and talk about the first World War! Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Inc., is hosting a lecture and screening of the WWI film, The Lost Battalion'. History doctoral student Alex Nordlund will discuss the US and its memory of WWI. Nordlund will look at America's entry and participationn in the conflict and the war's impact on…
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:13pm
Please join us for a Gallery Talk In Celebration of the 2017 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award Winners. .  Following the ceremony we will be taking a curator tour of the exhibition "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection." This year history doctoral student James Wall has been selected as the graduate student winner of the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award. The Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement…