Visiting lecturer Peter Wood: “Did you ever hear ‘bout de Andersonville prison in Georgia?”

 A fresh sesquicentennial look at a familiar Civil War topic--Peter Wood (Professor Emeritus, Duke U) is an American historian and author of Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion (1974). It has been described as one of the most influential books on southern U.S. history of the past 50 years.

The university community is invited to attend.

Sponsored by the Department of History.

Guest Lecture: Ari Kelman

Ari Kelman, the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University, will present a program on his recent award-winning book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand CreekA Misplaced Massacre has been the recent recipient of the Avery O. Craven Award, the Bancroft Prize and the Tom Watson Brown Book Award.

Bart Elmore – “Citizen Coke”

Dr. Bart Elmore is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama. His book, Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton. In this new book Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs. Its growth was driven by shrewd leaders, bringing jobs and development to every corner of the globe. Details.

Lunchtime Time Machine: How did medieval Chinese invent shopping for fun?

This installment of the History Department's undergraduate lecture series is presented by Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine teaches courses in medieval and early modern Chinese history and premodern global history, and he is finishing a new book about urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng. Students of all majors and the university community are welcome. This is an FYO event.

Free pizza!

Sponsored by the Department of History

Lecture: "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the 20th Century"

Discussion based on a collection of essays, Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, ​vol. 2, recently published by UGA press and co-edited by Anne Chirhart, Indiana State U., and UGA history professor Kathleen Clark.
Location: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079. For more information, click here.
Sponsored by: University of Georgia Libraries, University of Georgia Press

Richard B. Russell 40th Anniversary Symposium: Richard Baker, US Senate Historian Emeritus

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate the Library’s 40th anniversary year on Oct. 27-28, 2014 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Richard Baker, US Senate Historian Emeritus, will kick off the symposium with a keynote address.

The keynote address and symposium sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

2014 Gregory Distinguished Lecture: Eric Foner

One of the nation's preeminent historians, Foner is the author of the seminal Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution. His most recent book,The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010), received, among other awards, the Bancroft Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for History, and the Lincoln Prize. His lecture, "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad," will take place in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Lunchtime Time Machine: "How to Change Minds and Influence People, or, What do Chemistry, Cards, and Chocolate Have in Common?"

 The History Department's undergraduate lecture series presents Dr. Jennifer Palmer, Assistant Prof, History. Think you can find all you need to know on Wikipedia? Think again! And again... and again. This talk will take a look at how the world's first major encyclopedia not only disseminated information, it also made people think.

Palmer's current research demonstrates that the presence of people of color in France shaped attitudes towards race, and shows how intimate relationships across racial lines disrupted racial assumptions.

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