Lunchtime Time Machine: Why did everybody expect the Spanish Inquisition?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Benjamin Ehlers. Professor Ehlers teaches courses on the history of early modern Spain and England, European encounters with Islam, and transnationalism. He is the author of Between Christians and Moriscos: Juan de Ribera and Religious Reform in Valencia, 1568-1614. 

Free admission, free pizza. 



Phi Alpha Theta Movie night: "Terrorism and Kebab"

Come join Phi Alpha Theta (UGA’s chapter of the national history honor society) and Dr. Kevin Jones for a movie on Wednesday.

We will be screening a classic comedy from the early 90s about Egyptian society, government corruption and terrorism called Terrorism and Kebab. Dr. Jones will be giving a talk tying the film to modern Middle Eastern History and of course--pizza will be served.  

Take a break from studying and enjoy everyone’s favorite things – movies, history, and pizza!

“‘Things Other than Babies and the Kitchen’: Dutch Domesticity and U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Early Cold War”

This is a public lecture by David J. Snyder, Faculty Principal of the Carolina International House and Senior Instructor of History at the University of South Carolina. His work has appeared in Diplomatic History and the sJournal of Cold War Studies as well as other journals and anthologies. He is the co-editor, most recently, of Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S.

Guest speaker: Joseph Kelly, 2017 Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellow

Joseph Kelly, a doctoral candidate from the University of Liverpool, will  present his research Tuesday afternoon entitled, "Shareholder Anti-Slavery? Capitalism and Slavery in the Joint-Stock Economy." 

Kelly is a 2017 Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellow. His week-long research stay at UGA is sponsored by the Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellowship program and Franklin College, and the History Department.

The university community is invited to attend. Pizza will be served.

Phi Alpha Theta, History honor society: Dinner lecture event tickets available

Phi Alpha has some tickets still available for the upcoming dinner lecture, "Lincoln and The Todds: First Family of the American Civil War", given by UGA's very own, Dr. Stephen Berry on February 25th. This event is hosted at the historic Cobb House, downtown Athens and begins at 6pm. Cost per person is $20 and tickets will be sold on the main floor of LeConte on February 10, 11, 16, and 17 from 10-2:30. We have a limited number of seats, so be sure to reserve your spot early, as we will be selling tickets through these advance sales only.

History at Work: Federal Careers

The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways of putting a history degree to use after college. This one is dedicated to the variety of careers in federal government — how to find them, how to apply for them, how to see your degree as an asset for them — featuring Kate Templeton, a Certified Federal Career Coach at UGA. Open to students of all majors. Free pizza.

Summer Program in Public History: Information Session

This summer, the Department of History is launching its new Summer Program in Public History, based in Washington, DC. Running from Maymester through the Thru Semester, the program introduces students to the ways that history interacts with the world and provides them with the experience of working in the field before they graduate — by interning at major cultural institutions.  

The program is open to students of all majors. 

Students who cannot attend this meeting can contact Dr. Akela Reason for more information at


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