Phi Alpha Theta, History honor society: Dinner lecture event tickets available

Phi Alpha has some tickets still available for the upcoming dinner lecture, "Lincoln and The Todds: First Family of the American Civil War", given by UGA's very own, Dr. Stephen Berry on February 25th. This event is hosted at the historic Cobb House, downtown Athens and begins at 6pm. Cost per person is $20 and tickets will be sold on the main floor of LeConte on February 10, 11, 16, and 17 from 10-2:30. We have a limited number of seats, so be sure to reserve your spot early, as we will be selling tickets through these advance sales only.

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.

Professional Development Workshop: Conference Edition

Presenting original research at an academic conference can be an incredibly rewarding experience. While the extra line on your CV certainly does not hurt, the feedback that you receive is often as illuminating as it is invaluable. Preparing for a conference can be a bit challenging, though, especially when it comes time to condense a 35-40-page research paper or thesis chapter into a 15-20 minute presentation. This month’s PDW will focus on how to best prepare for academic conferences.

Stephen Berry: "CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the 19th Century South"

This is a Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science Series Lecture by Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and co-founder of the Center for Virtual History at UGA.

The lecture focuses on the increasing role of medical science in establishing precise causes of death in the 19th-century U. S., which in turn created a more precise and robust understanding of public health. The data is drawn from two sources—the South's county coroners' office records, 1800-1900 and the federal Mortality Censuses, which began in 1850 and ended in 1890.

Historian Catherine Clinton: "The Assassination of Mary Lincoln"

Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life (HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians. Come hear the "other half" of the assassination story in the sesquicentennial season of the aftermath of the Civil War.

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