Discussion: The Legacy of Fidel Castro

The death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 marked the end of one of the world’s most influential people. Leaving behind a legacy mired in international sanctions, political imprisonments, human and civil rights abuses while simultaneously achieving universal healthcare, the right to employment for the Cuban people and close to a 100% literacy rate. Described by many as a dictator, he was also hailed, as Richard Gott described him, as a “world hero in the mould of Garibaldi” for many people of the developing world.

Lunchtime Time Machine: What was the best brewery in Savannah in 1735?

This installment of the Department of History's undergraduate lecture series features Ph.D. candidate James Owen, whose research uses musicology as a lens to understand Moravian missions in the New World, and their interactions with Indians, slaves, and runaway slave communities. Believe it or not, brewing plays a surprising role in that history, too. 

Free admission, free pizza.

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Public History program in Washington DC Information session

For graduate and undergraduate students -- join us for an information session about UGA’s program in public history in Washington, DC this summer! Students will spend the entire summer living in Washington, DC while interning at major cultural and historical institutions. During Maymester, students participate in a course on American Museums, Parks, and Monuments, which will be taught (mostly) on the Washington Mall with an extended excursion to Mount Vernon.

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