Black History at UGA Panel Discussion

UGA's chapter of the NAACP and Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Pi (UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, Inc.) are hosting a panel discussion about how Black History is represented on our campus. From street and building names to historic markers, our surrounding campus landscape may appear to present a white-washed history. However, just beneath the surface is a wealth of black history that extends far beyond Hunter, Holmes, and desegregation. In what ways does our campus fail to tell this story?

Discussion: The Legacy of Fidel Castro

The death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 marked the end of one of the world’s most influential people. Leaving behind a legacy mired in international sanctions, political imprisonments, human and civil rights abuses while simultaneously achieving universal healthcare, the right to employment for the Cuban people and close to a 100% literacy rate. Described by many as a dictator, he was also hailed, as Richard Gott described him, as a “world hero in the mould of Garibaldi” for many people of the developing world.

Book Presentation /Lecture: Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic

Book presentation and reception with Dr. Jennifer Palmer (UGA, Department of History), who will discuss her book Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). See the symposium website for details.

Sponsored by: Department of History, the Office of the President, the Program in World History and Cultures at Georgia State University, and The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University.

Lecture: Taking the Courts to the Fields: Native Jurisdiction, Judicial Violence, and Agrarian Conflict in Colonial Oaxaca

Keynote address by Dr. Yanna Yannakakis (Emory University, Department of History), part of the graduate symposium “Research and Evidence: Cities in the Global South.” For details, see the symposium web site.

Sponsored by: Department of History, the Office of the President, the Program in World History and Cultures at Georgia State University, and The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University

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.

History graduate students should RSVP to history@uga.edu.
 

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