Natasha Lightfoot (Columbia U, New York) history lecture

Natasha Lightfoot, associate professor, Columbia University, will give a talk on the subject of her new book: Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015). Lightfoot secializes in slavery and emancipation studies, and black identities, politics, and cultures in the fields of Caribbean, Atlantic World, and African Diaspora History. Her  book focuses on black working class people's everyday forms of freedom in Antigua after emancipation.

Lunchtime Time Machine: "Why did so many crossdressers fight in the American Civil War?"

Each year the history department holds a graduate student competition in which current graduate students have just a few minutes to explain an interesting historical topic they would like to present as a guest lecturer in our Lunchtime Time Machine series. The audience votes for the best-represented lecture they would most like to hear. This year's winner and guest lecturer is Kate Dahlstrand.

Guest lecture Tore Olsson: "Looking for Parallels and Intersections in US and Mexican History."

Save the date! Tore Olsson, a UGA history alumni and current Assistant Professor of History at U Tennessee-Knoxville, will give a talk entitled, "Looking for Parallels and Intersections in US and Mexican History."  Olsson's new book is Agrarian Crossings (Princeton U 2017). 

This is an FYO event.

The public is invited to this FREE event.

History Department Annual Graduation Reception

Our undergraduate reception (party) will be in the afternoon on the same day as UGA Commencement, which happens later in the day at 7pm and students are also encouraged to attend commencement. All graduating history majors and their families are invited. This event is by invitation only and more information and RSVP details will be announced by March. Please join us in celebrating the commencement and achievements of our graduating history majors.

Reading Day

Reading Day - no classes today. The undergraduate study lounge (104) and seminars rooms 102 and 320 will be open all day for students who wish to study in LeConte Hall.

Black History Month guest lecture by Martha Jones, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

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. Martha Jones will give a talk about her current research and soon to be published book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America.

The university community is invited. This is a FREE event.

This is an FYO event.

Guest speaker Adrienne Petty, "Beyond Famous Firsts: Black History Month, Populism and the American Protest Tradition"

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.

This is an FYO event.

History at Work: All About Internships!

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."

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