Lunchtime Time Machine: How do you counterfeit money (in nineteenth-century America)?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Stephen Mihm. Professor Mihm teaches the second half of the U.S. survey and upper-division courses on nineteenth-century America and on the history of American capitalism. He the is author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States and co-author of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.

Free admission, free pizza.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why do Brazilian politicians shoot each other so often?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Bryan Pitts. Professor Pitts teaches courses on the history of Latin America and Brazil. He is currently writing a book titled The Inadvertent Opposition: Politicians, Social Movements, and the Demise of Brazil’s Military Regime, and he has written on contemporary Brazilian politics for a variety of media outlets in both English and Portuguese.

Free admission, free pizza. 

Lunchtime Time Machine: How did Roman toilets work?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Susan Mattern. Professor Mattern teaches courses in world history and in the history of Greece, Rome, ancient Egypt, marriage, medicine, disease, women, and law. She has written several books, including most recently The Prince of Medicine, a biography of the ancient physician Galen, and she is currently working on mental disorders in antiquity and a global history of menopause. 

Free admission, free pizza. 

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.


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