Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2017 Awards Ceremony

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

Eating, Drinking, and Getting High in Brazil: The Regulation of Food and Drugs in Historical Context

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.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents: Americans and the Nazi Threat: What Did Georgians Know?

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, and petitions calling for action.

The 2017-18 Franklin-Liverpool graduate lecture: Richard Smith

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.

Martin Luther, 500 Years Later: A Roundtable

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 Department, and Germanic and Slavic Studies.

The university community is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

UGA at Oxford Guest Lecture: Ian Archer

The UGA at Oxford program is excited to be hosting Dr Ian Archer of Keble College, Oxford, here in Athens this October 10th-15th. Dr Archer will be here for the UGA at Oxford Homecoming Tailgate and the program will be celebrating his 25 years of teaching for the UGA at Oxford program, particularly in the fields of Tudor-Stuart England and the Renaissance & Reformation. His lecture in the afternoon on Thursday, October 12, which will be titled, "The Transformation of London, 1550-1700."

The German Election and Why it Matters: A Roundtable Discussion

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), Markus Crepaz (SPIA), Cas Mudde (SPIA), and Jan Uelzmann (Georgia Tech).

Refreshments will follow the event.

Service Day at Gospel Pilgrim

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!

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