Lunchtime Time Machine: What's the difference between a licit and illicit drug?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Timothy Yang. Professor Yang joined the history faculty this year, so now you can look forward to his courses on the history of East Asia, Japan, science and medicine, capitalism, and memory. He is writing a book that explores the connections between medicine, capitalism, and empire through a micro-history of a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Free admission, free pizza.

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Lunchtime Time Machine: What did mosquitos do before Zika?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Cassia Roth. Professor Roth joined the history faculty this year, so now you can look forward to her courses on the history of Latin America, Brazil, gender, and medicine. She is writing a book entitled Birthing Abolition: Reproduction and the Gradual End of Slavery in Brazil. Free admission, free pizza.

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Lunchtime Time Machine: Why are there so many Confederate monuments?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Akela Reason. Professor Reason teaches courses on the history of American cities, material culture, and public history. She is also the founder of the Department of History’s Summer Program in Public History in Washington, DC. She is currently preparing a study of the politics of Civil War monuments in New York City during the Gilded Age. Free admission, free pizza.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why was communism so popular in Iraq?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Kevin Jones. Professor Jones teaches courses on the history of the medieval and modern Middle East, and his research interests include the subjects of nationalism, anti-colonialism, and poetry. He is writing a book entitled The Poetics of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and Modernity in Iraq, 1914-1963. Free admission, free pizza.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why did the Germans under Hitler remain Nazis to the bitter end?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. John Morrow, Jr. Professor Morrow teaches courses on the history of modern Europe and of warfare and society. He has been a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and at National Air and Space Museum (NASM).

The Dirtiest Work of All: Manual Scavenging, a Caste-Based Occupation in India

With an introduction by Jay Driskell, author of Hard Work: A History of Sanitation and the Teamsters.

Part of the “Dirty Work” conference (www.southernlaborstudies.org), which is funded by the UGA Department of History, the Provost, the Vice President for Research, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Southern Historical Association, the Southern Labor Archives, and the University of Georgia Press.

Free and open to the public.

 

Julian Zelizer lecture: Politics in the Age of Partisan Warfare

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare?

Julian E. Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in "Ethics in the Age of Partisan Warfare." The lecture will explore past debates over ethics reform, as well as the push for new oversight and enforcement amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Discussion: Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China

Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based human rights researcher and advocate, will present his recently-published book on Thailand's evolving foreign relations and their geo-political implications in Southeast Asia.  After many post-World War II years as a key strategic ally of the United States, Thailand has begun a sharp pivot toward China.  Consistent with US policy drift since the turn of the century and Thailand deepening adoption of China's model of "authoritarian capitalism", the country is increasingly wi

Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series Presents: Derrick P. Alridge

The Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series, in celebration of Black History, presents guest lecturer Derrick P. Alridge, from the University of Virginia. Alridge is the author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Dubois, and member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery." He is also the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement.

Special Honorees include: former Athens Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, and Chief Magistrate Patricia Barron.

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