“‘Things Other than Babies and the Kitchen’: Dutch Domesticity and U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Early Cold War”

This is a public lecture by David J. Snyder, Faculty Principal of the Carolina International House and Senior Instructor of History at the University of South Carolina. His work has appeared in Diplomatic History and the sJournal of Cold War Studies as well as other journals and anthologies. He is the co-editor, most recently, of Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S.

Guest speaker: Joseph Kelly, 2017 Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellow

Joseph Kelly, a doctoral candidate from the University of Liverpool, will  present his research Tuesday afternoon entitled, "Shareholder Anti-Slavery? Capitalism and Slavery in the Joint-Stock Economy." 

Kelly is a 2017 Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellow. His week-long research stay at UGA is sponsored by the Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellowship program and Franklin College, and the History Department.

The university community is invited to attend. Pizza will be served.

#Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science Series Lecture

Dr. Mattern will be discussing "Structure and Meaning in the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (New England Journal of Medicine.)" Dr. Mattern teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in World History and in the history of Greece, Rome, ancient Egypt, marriage, disease, medicine, women, and law. Her most recent book is The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire (Oxford University Press 2013). It is a social-historical biography of the ancient physician Galen, a cultural icon whose works were the basis of western medicine until the Renaissance.

Guest lecture: James F. Brooks (U California - Santa Barbara)

James F. Brooks is professor of history and anthropology at University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Captives and Cousins, which received the Bancroft, Francis Parkman, and Frederick Douglass Prizes. He will give a talk entitled, "Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, History, and Community in the Destruction of Awat’ovi Pueblo" Friday afternoon.

Lecture: Patricia Bell-Scott

Patricia Bell-Scott, UGA professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science, will discuss her new book, "The Firebrand and the First Lady," which is a portrait of the friendship between civil rights activist Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt. A part of Black History Month observance. Co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and Institute for African American Studies.

University Lecture: Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt, one of the world's leading scholars on modern Jewish history, will present a University Lecture,"The Holocaust: An American Understanding 1945-2015" Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Chapel.

Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank is set to play Lipstadt in a movie based on Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.

Free and open to the public.

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. to deliver 2015 Peabody-Smithgall Lecture

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Peabody-winning historian, TV personality and Harvard University professor, will present the sixth Peabody-Smithgall Lecture on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the historic Morton Theatre in downtown. The event is presented by the University of Georgia's Peabody Awards. Gates' lecture, "Genealogy, Genetics and Race," is free and open to the public. For more information.

Created Equal Film Series Screening: "The Loving Story"

The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments in the U.S. Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races... Dr. Robert Pratt, (UGA, History) will lead a discussion following the film. A native of Essex County, Virginia, Dr. Pratt grew up near the Lovings and frequently played with their children.


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