Friends of Gospel Pilgrim Information Session: New UGA Student Service Organization

Please join us for information on a new UGA service organization, "friends of Gospel Pilgrim. Friends of Gospel Pilgrim is committed to service work to help restore and cleanup local historical African American cemeteries. The university community is invited to attend. All majors, students, staff and faculty are welcome.

PIZZA will be served!
 

Service Day - Friends of Gospel Pilgrim

Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, is hosting a service day at Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery this Saturday, August 26th, from 9-12. Gospel Pilgrim is a historic African American cemetery in Athens in need of care and maintenance. Please come on out and help us preserve this piece of Athens' history!

For more information about the service day and to let us know you are coming please check out our FaceBook event.

Lunchtime Time Machine: What did imaginary cities look like in the Middle Ages?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern China, and he teaches courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history. He is the author of Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China, and he’s currently completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng. Free admission, free pizza.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Would there have been a civil rights movement without Martin Luther King, Jr.?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Robert Pratt. Professor Pratt teaches courses on the Civil Rights Movement, modern African American history, and history and film. He is the author of The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954–89; We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia; and most recently Selma’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality. Free admission, free pizza.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Who opened the U.S.-Mexican border?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Cindy Hahamovitch. Professor Hahamovitch is the author of two books: The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and the triple prize-winning No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2011).

Lunchtime Time Machine: How did a millionaire start the Russian Revolution?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Scott Nelson. Professor Nelson is the prizewinning author of five books on nineteenth-century American history, including Steel Drivin’ Man (2007), about the life and legend of John Henry, and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters (2012). He teaches the first half of the U.S. survey and courses on the U.S. South and the history of capitalism. Free admission, free pizza.

 

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why have Disney princesses always worn long dresses?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Jennifer Palmer. Professor Palmer is a historian of early modern Europe who researches and writes about race, gender, the family, and property; and her first book, Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic, follows the stories of people who built families and fortunes on both sides of the French Atlantic. She teaches courses about Europe, the Atlantic world, women and gender, race, and pirates. Free admission, free pizza.

History Pop-Up at the Russell Special Collections Library

Dr. Steve Soper’s HIST 3775 students will end the term with a pop-up exhibit at the Russell special collections building, on the subject of "Crime and Punishment in Georgia: 20th-Century Prisons and Convict Life." Among the items that will be on display are photographs of convict laborers beginning construction of Sanford Stadium in the 1920s and a crocheted replica of a prison cell made by an inmate on death row in the 1990s.

Take a break from finals to stop by this intriguing and well-done student exhibit!

1 - 3 pm Wednesday

Free Admission

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