Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:16am
This presentation of the history department's Black History Month book club features Heather Thompson's Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Heather Thompson (U Michigan) and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton U) author of #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, featured last week, will be participating in a spotlight event for Black History month Feb 13 (see the history calendar for more details).
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 8:22am
UGA's chapter of the NAACP and Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Pi (UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, Inc.) are hosting a panel discussion about how Black History is represented on our campus. From street and building names to historic markers, our surrounding campus landscape may appear to present a white-washed history. However, just beneath the surface is a wealth of black history that extends far beyond Hunter, Holmes, and…
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 1:12pm
Join us for our first Athens Illuminated lecture of the Spring semester. This semester our local Athens history lecture series will focus on Native American history. Don't miss out on this great lecture by Dr. Jace Weaver from the Religion department and free pizza! From Dr. Weaver,"Athens, of course--I grew up around the University of Georgia, and from its charter in 1785 through 1835, UGA's very existence was intertwined with the…
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:34am
It's Transfer Student Welcome Day at UGA! If you are a new history major at UGA this semester, please stop by to meet our new advisor Ms. Couch. All new students are welcome to stop by with any questions, or transfer credit evaluation queries, etc. 8:30am - 4pm LeConte Hall, Rm. 125 - Jessica Couch, or Rm. 211 - Laurie Kane. Welcome to UGA from the History Department
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:06am
The death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 marked the end of one of the world’s most influential people. Leaving behind a legacy mired in international sanctions, political imprisonments, human and civil rights abuses while simultaneously achieving universal healthcare, the right to employment for the Cuban people and close to a 100% literacy rate. Described by many as a dictator, he was also hailed, as Richard Gott described him, as a “…
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:47am
POP-UP EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION: War and Commemoration at UGA: Civil War to 9/11. Presented by students from HIST 4027/6027. Please join us 12-3pm, rooms 258, 268 UGA Special Collections Library.
Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:37pm
Join us the Monday after Thanksgiving for: The 2016 Election in Historical Perspective: A Panel Discussion. The university community is invited. Sponsored by the history department.
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:09pm
"Cervantes and his Mediterranean Contexts: A Roundtable on Religious Identity and Cultural Encounters" with Dr. Claire Gilbert, Saint Louis University; Dr. Ben Ehlers, UGA Department of History; plus Dr. Elizabeth R. Wright and the members of Spanish 8010 (Baroque Character).
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:48am
The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the TradeWinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida November 2-5, 2016. With daily panel sessions at the humane hours of 9:30a and 2:30p, "The Southern" is an intellectually vibrant and convivial conference that provides plenty of time for mentorship, networking with colleagues, meeting with friends, and seeing the historical sites. Highlights of this year's…
Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:38am
This installment of the Department of History's undergraduate lecture series features Ph.D. candidate James Owen, whose research uses musicology as a lens to understand Moravian missions in the New World, and their interactions with Indians, slaves, and runaway slave communities. Believe it or not, brewing plays a surprising role in that history, too. Free admission, free pizza.