Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, the first African-American students to attend UGA.

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Holmes-Hunter Lecture focuses on race relations, civil rights and education and has been held annually since 1985.

 

Black History Month Book Club: "Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting book clubs for interested students. The first book club will take place on Feb. 6th at 12:30 and we will be discussing Adrienne Petty's Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War.

Moderator: Terrell Orr.

Black History Month Book Club II : "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting two book clubs. The second book club will focus on Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Not yet published, students who sign up for this seminar will receive a free copy of a manuscript draft of Jones’s work and will get an in-depth look of how history books are researched, written, and published.

Moderator: Kate Dahlstrand.

Natasha Lightfoot (Columbia U, New York) history lecture

Natasha Lightfoot, associate professor, Columbia University, will give a talk on the subject of her new book: Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015). Lightfoot secializes in slavery and emancipation studies, and black identities, politics, and cultures in the fields of Caribbean, Atlantic World, and African Diaspora History. Her  book focuses on black working class people's everyday forms of freedom in Antigua after emancipation.

Lunchtime Time Machine: "Why did so many crossdressers fight in the American Civil War?"

Each year the history department holds a graduate student competition in which current graduate students have just a few minutes to explain an interesting historical topic they would like to present as a guest lecturer in our Lunchtime Time Machine series. The audience votes for the best-represented lecture they would most like to hear. This year's winner and guest lecturer is Kate Dahlstrand.

Guest lecture Tore Olsson: "Looking for Parallels and Intersections in US and Mexican History."

Save the date! Tore Olsson, a UGA history alumni and current Assistant Professor of History at U Tennessee-Knoxville, will give a talk entitled, "Looking for Parallels and Intersections in US and Mexican History."  Olsson's new book is Agrarian Crossings (Princeton U 2017). 

This is an FYO event.

The public is invited to this FREE event.

History Department Annual Graduation Reception

Our undergraduate reception (party) will be in the afternoon on the same day as UGA Commencement, which happens later in the day at 7pm and students are also encouraged to attend commencement. All graduating history majors and their families are invited. This event is by invitation only and more information and RSVP details will be announced by March. Please join us in celebrating the commencement and achievements of our graduating history majors.

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