Symposium/Conference: Research and Evidence: Cities in the Global South

A graduate conference sponsored by the Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Initiative. Includes four panels showcasing original research by UGA, Emory, and Georgia State graduate students in history. Features a keynote address by Dr. Yanna Yannakakis (Emory University), 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm, and a book talk by Dr. Jennifer Palmer (UGA) 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in Rm. 137.  Program available here.

Graduate student seminar with special guests Don Doyle and Marjorie Spruill

Doyle will convene a small graduate seminar the following morning after Thursday's Gregory lecture at the Chapel. He will be joined by  eminent ​women's historian​, Professor Marjorie Spruill, whose new book is Divided We Stand: Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics.

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Public History program in Washington DC Information session

For graduate and undergraduate students -- join us for an information session about UGA’s program in public history in Washington, DC this summer! Students will spend the entire summer living in Washington, DC while interning at major cultural and historical institutions. During Maymester, students participate in a course on American Museums, Parks, and Monuments, which will be taught (mostly) on the Washington Mall with an extended excursion to Mount Vernon.

Phi Alpha Theta lecture series: Athens Illuminated with Dr. Stephen Berry

Phi Alpha Theta Epsilon Pi presents a lecture series about the sometimes forgotten aspects of Athens' local history. From historic markers to street and building names, our surrounding landscape may appear to present a white-washed history. However, just beneath the surface is a plurality of perspectives and voices. Each of the three Athens Illuminated lectures will focus on Athens' people or places in order to help bring to light some of this past.

Dianne Harris: “Framing Los Angeles, 1960: Case Study House #22 and the Architecture of Whiteness”

Dianne Harris is Dean of the College of Humanities and professor of history at the University of Utah. She holds a doctorate in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley and is best known for her scholarly contributions to the study of “race and space” – the relationship between the built environment and construction of racial and class identities.

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.


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