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.

UGA @ Oxford Presents: Dr. Rowena E. Archer

Rowena E. Archer, University of Oxford, History faculty presents a lecture entitled, "The Poet's Granddaughter, the Rise and Rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk" (d. 1475).

Dr. Archer is a lecturer in Medieval History at Christ Church, University of Oxford. Her research interests focus on Late Medieval English History, particularly nobility, noblewomen and the gentry as well as in wills and funeral practices. She has most recently been working on a biography of Alice Chaucer, duchess of Suffolk.
Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.
Sponsored by UGA at Oxford.

Grace Elizabeth Hale: "Playtime: The Early Athens Sound"

The Athens Music Project, a Willson Center Faculty Research Cluster, presents a talk by Grace Elizabeth Hale, Commonwealth Chair of American Studies (1997), professor of American Studies, and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hale received her B.A.('86) and M.A.('91) in History at UGA, and a Ph.D.('95) at Rutgers. Her fields and specialties include 20th century US cultural history, history of the US South, documentary studies, and sound studies.

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