History at Work: What Do Public Historians Do and How to Become One

This installment features Dr. Akela Reason, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UGA and Director of UGA’s Public History Internship program in Washington, DC. Dr. Reason explains what public historian do and how to become one. Find out about the many paths to becoming a public historian and the diverse career options.

History at work is an ongoing series sponsored by the Department of History at UGA. Each episode a different speaker presents career options for history majors and those interested in the careers and work of historians.

UGA at Oxford Guest Lecture: Ian Archer

The UGA at Oxford program is excited to be hosting Dr Ian Archer of Keble College, Oxford, here in Athens this October 10th-15th. Dr Archer will be here for the UGA at Oxford Homecoming Tailgate and the program will be celebrating his 25 years of teaching for the UGA at Oxford program, particularly in the fields of Tudor-Stuart England and the Renaissance & Reformation. His lecture in the afternoon on Thursday, October 12, which will be titled, "The Transformation of London, 1550-1700."

The German Election and Why it Matters: A Roundtable Discussion

With Chancellor Angela Merkel up for a fourth term amid challenges from the Social Democrats and the populist Alternative for Germany, the election of September 24 holds the potential to reshape German politics. The Transnational European Studies program, the Germanic and Slavic Studies department, and SPIA present this roundtable discussion of the elections in Germany and Europe, 2016-17. Speakers include Alex Sager (Germanic and Slavic Studies), Markus Crepaz (SPIA), Cas Mudde (SPIA), and Jan Uelzmann (Georgia Tech).

Refreshments will follow the event.

Service Day at Gospel Pilgrim

As we start getting ready to head back to classes and Athens after Spring Break, think about serving the Athens' community! Join Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, THIS Saturday, April 21st for a service day from 9-12.  A historic African American cemetery in Athens, Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery is in great need of care and maintenance so please help us preserve this integral piece of our history!

The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner – “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”

Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center.

Chad Williams: the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I

Chad Williams will give a talk on the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I and the rise of the New Negro as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center.

Chad Williams is associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. He is the author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era.

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