Gregory Distinguished Lecture: Martha Hodes

"Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Aftermath of the Civil War," presented by  Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University. Public responses to Lincoln's assassination have been well chronicled, but Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African-Americans and whites, yankees and confederates, men and women, soldiers and civilians—investigating the story of the nation's first presidential assassination on a human scale.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why did a conservative housewife, an accountant, and the 1964 Republican presidential nominee go green?

This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Dr. Brian Drake. Professor Drake teaches the second half of the U.S. history survey and courses in environmental history. His recent book, Loving Nature, Fearing the State, focuses on the relationship of the postwar American environmental movement to postwar politics and ideology.

Students of all majors welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Larson to present UGA Charter Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and legal scholar Edward Larson will return to the University of Georgia to deliver the Charter Lecture titled "George Washington and America's Second Revolution." Larson taught at UGA for two decades, serving as chair of the history department as well as the Richard B. Russell Professor of American History and holder of the Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

"Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the 20th Century" presented by Kathleen Clark, History

Women’s History Month –
Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture

"Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the 20th Century," Kathleen Clark, an associate professor in the Department of History. Contact: Terri Hatfield 706-542-2846

Free, Open to the Public, First Year Odyssey Approved

Sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Studies

Douglas A. Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II"

David Blackmon will present his talk Thursday at UGA's Dean Rusk Hall.  He spent more than two decades as a daily newspaper reporter and bureau chief and won his first Pulitzer Prize for The Wall Street Journal staff's breaking news coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Civil Rights Historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin: "‘The Civil Rights Queen': Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America."

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at Harvard University, will present "‘The Civil Rights Queen': Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America."

Food Chains Film Screening (Latin American Sustainable Agriculture Initiative)

Join the Latin American Sustainable Agriculture Initiative for a screening of Food Chains. This exposé documents the human cost of food by focusing on the lives of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of Florida farmworkers, that battle the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their Fair Food program.

After the screening, a panel of discussants will talk about their research and lives as it relates to this important film. Discussants include:

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.

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