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

Award-winning author and Southern historian James C. Cobb presents “From Truman to Trump: The South and America since World War II”

James C. Cobb presents “From Truman to Trump: The South and America since World War II” as part of this fall’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. Please see the complete article of the event at the Huntington News website.

Phi Alpha Theta lecture series: Athens Illuminated with Dr. Stephen Berry

Phi Alpha Theta Epsilon Pi presents a lecture series about the sometimes forgotten aspects of Athens' local history. From historic markers to street and building names, our surrounding landscape may appear to present a white-washed history. However, just beneath the surface is a plurality of perspectives and voices. Each of the three Athens Illuminated lectures will focus on Athens' people or places in order to help bring to light some of this past.

Dianne Harris: “Framing Los Angeles, 1960: Case Study House #22 and the Architecture of Whiteness”

Dianne Harris is Dean of the College of Humanities and professor of history at the University of Utah. She holds a doctorate in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley and is best known for her scholarly contributions to the study of “race and space” – the relationship between the built environment and construction of racial and class identities.

Jim Grossman, American Historical Association: "Preparing Historians for the Future Instead of the Past”

Half of all history Ph.D's end up in tenured or tenure-track positions in colleges and universities. Only one-third of those are in research universities.  Are our Ph.D programs therefore preparing most graduate students for careers they are unlikely to have?   Except for faculty at a few elite research universities, historians no longer spend their professional lives just writing books and articles, lecturing in the style of the “50 minute essay,” conducting seminars, and mentoring advanced students.  Moreover, one-fourth of our Ph.D.

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