History Pop-Up at the Russell Special Collections Library

Dr. Steve Soper’s HIST 3775 students will end the term with a pop-up exhibit at the Russell special collections building, on the subject of "Crime and Punishment in Georgia: 20th-Century Prisons and Convict Life." Among the items that will be on display are photographs of convict laborers beginning construction of Sanford Stadium in the 1920s and a crocheted replica of a prison cell made by an inmate on death row in the 1990s.

Take a break from finals to stop by this intriguing and well-done student exhibit!

1 - 3 pm Wednesday

Free Admission

The Lee Roy B. Giles Award Gallery Talk

Please join us for a Gallery Talk In Celebration of the 2017 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award Winners.

.  Following the ceremony we will be taking a curator tour of the exhibition "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection."

This year history doctoral student James Wall has been selected as the graduate student winner of the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Leah Richier

Leah Richier will defend her doctoral dissertation, "If He Should Die: The Plight of Patients and their Families in the Georgia and South Carolina Lunatic Asylums during the U.S. Civil War and Early Reconstruction" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. The university community is invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office to ensure adequate seating.


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