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."

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.

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.


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