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.

History at Work: What Do Public Historians Do and How to Become One

This installment features Dr. Akela Reason, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UGA and Director of UGA’s Public History Internship program in Washington, DC. Dr. Reason explains what public historian do and how to become one. Find out about the many paths to becoming a public historian and the diverse career options.

History at work is an ongoing series sponsored by the Department of History at UGA. Each episode a different speaker presents career options for history majors and those interested in the careers and work of historians.

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

Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, is hosting a service day at Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery Saturday from 12-3pm.

Gospel Pilgrim is a historic African American cemetery in Athens in need of care and maintenance. 

Parking can be found at the Springfield Baptist Church just up the street from the cemetery. Tools and water will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own tools or gloves that you think might be helpful!

History Department faculty/staff and graduate student social

Please see your emailed invitation for details: History department graduate students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to the second History Department Graduate Student, Faculty, and Staff Mixer at the home of Cindy Hahamovitch and Scott R. Nelson. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This is a private event. Invited guests only.

Questions? Please contact Reinaldo Román at


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