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

The Lee Roy B. Giles Award Gallery Talk

Please join us for a Gallery Talk In Celebration of the 2017 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award Winners.

.  Following the ceremony we will be taking a curator tour of the exhibition "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection."

This year history doctoral student James Wall has been selected as the graduate student winner of the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award.

Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Pi Annual Elections

The last member meeting of the semester as well as elections for next year's Executive Board will be Monday April 10th at 5. We will send out the agenda for this meeting to our members closer to the date but this meeting is mostly for electing our new Exec Board.

All five EB positions are open for next year. These positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian.

A Conversation about Slavery at UGA and the Baldwin Site Burials

A Conversation about Slavery at UGA and the Baldwin Site Burials: Questions and Answers from UGA faculty, students, and Athens community leaders. The event will be held in the Russell Auditorium on the second floor of the library. It will begin with a panel discussion and include an extended Q&A period to engage with the audience. Free and open to the public. Parking info below.

Book Discussion: "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty"

Charles Leerhsen, author of “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,” will discuss his book, which the Boston Globe has called “a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history.”
 
Following the lecture, historian Jim Cobb, author Terry Kay, and sports broadcaster Loran Smith will participate in a panel discussion.

A reception and book signing will follow at 5:30 p.m.

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Contact: Leandra Nessel 706-542-3879

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