Reading Day

Reading Days: These days have been designated by the University Council to provide time for students to prepare for final examinations. No mandatory assignments are to be scheduled for completion during reading days -- either for course work or extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.

Black History Month Book Club: Heather Thompson, U Michigan

This presentation of the history department's Black History Month book club features Heather Thompson's Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.

Heather Thompson (U Michigan) and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton U) author of  #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, featured last week, will be participating in a spotlight event for Black History month Feb 13 (see the history calendar for more details).

Black History at UGA Panel Discussion

UGA's chapter of the NAACP and Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Pi (UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, Inc.) are hosting a panel discussion about how Black History is represented on our campus. From street and building names to historic markers, our surrounding campus landscape may appear to present a white-washed history. However, just beneath the surface is a wealth of black history that extends far beyond Hunter, Holmes, and desegregation. In what ways does our campus fail to tell this story?

Transfer Student Welcome Day

It's Transfer Student Welcome Day at UGA! If you are a new history major at UGA this semester, please stop by to meet our new advisor Ms. Couch. All new students are welcome to stop by with any questions, or transfer credit evaluation queries, etc. 8:30am - 4pm LeConte Hall, Rm. 125 - Jessica Couch, or Rm. 211 - Laurie Kane.

Welcome to UGA from the History Department


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.


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