Jim Grossman, American Historical Association: "Preparing Historians for the Future Instead of the Past”

Half of all history Ph.D's end up in tenured or tenure-track positions in colleges and universities. Only one-third of those are in research universities.  Are our Ph.D programs therefore preparing most graduate students for careers they are unlikely to have?   Except for faculty at a few elite research universities, historians no longer spend their professional lives just writing books and articles, lecturing in the style of the “50 minute essay,” conducting seminars, and mentoring advanced students.  Moreover, one-fourth of our Ph.D.

Phi Alpha Theta Movie night: "Terrorism and Kebab"

Come join Phi Alpha Theta (UGA’s chapter of the national history honor society) and Dr. Kevin Jones for a movie on Wednesday.

We will be screening a classic comedy from the early 90s about Egyptian society, government corruption and terrorism called Terrorism and Kebab. Dr. Jones will be giving a talk tying the film to modern Middle Eastern History and of course--pizza will be served.  

Take a break from studying and enjoy everyone’s favorite things – movies, history, and pizza!

“‘Things Other than Babies and the Kitchen’: Dutch Domesticity and U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Early Cold War”

This is a public lecture by David J. Snyder, Faculty Principal of the Carolina International House and Senior Instructor of History at the University of South Carolina. His work has appeared in Diplomatic History and the sJournal of Cold War Studies as well as other journals and anthologies. He is the co-editor, most recently, of Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S.

Guest speaker: Joseph Kelly, 2017 Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellow

Joseph Kelly, a doctoral candidate from the University of Liverpool, will  present his research Tuesday afternoon entitled, "Shareholder Anti-Slavery? Capitalism and Slavery in the Joint-Stock Economy." 

Kelly is a 2017 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.

The university community is invited to attend. Pizza will be served.

POSTPONED: Stories of Oconee Hill Cemetery

This event has been postponed due to weather, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Phi Alpha Theta is co-sponsoring a walking tour of Oconee Hill Cemetery on Monday with Dr. Stephen Berry. Come and hear the stories of those buried in this antebellum period cemetery. Berry is the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era, Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Historical Society.

The tour will take place in Athens by north campus at the cemetery, which is right behind the stadium.


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