History at Work: Federal Careers

The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways of putting a history degree to use after college. This one is dedicated to the variety of careers in federal government — how to find them, how to apply for them, how to see your degree as an asset for them — featuring Kate Templeton, a Certified Federal Career Coach at UGA. Open to students of all majors. Free pizza.

Summer Program in Public History: Information Session

This summer, the Department of History is launching its new Summer Program in Public History, based in Washington, DC. Running from Maymester through the Thru Semester, the program introduces students to the ways that history interacts with the world and provides them with the experience of working in the field before they graduate — by interning at major cultural institutions.  

The program is open to students of all majors. 

Students who cannot attend this meeting can contact Dr. Akela Reason for more information at areason@uga.edu.

History at Work: The Humanistic Side of Management

The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways to turn historical thinking into a post-college career. In this installment, Travis Coberly ('14) will talk what it's like to work as an operations manager for a private firm that has one foot in the U.S. and the other in Germany, how his history degree helped him get a better position than the one he applied for, and how his education is an asset on the job. 

Open to undergraduates of any major. FREE PIZZA

POSTPONED: Stories of Oconee Hill Cemetery

This event has been postponed due to weather, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Phi Alpha Theta is co-sponsoring a walking tour of Oconee Hill Cemetery on Monday with Dr. Stephen Berry. Come and hear the stories of those buried in this antebellum period cemetery. Berry is the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era, Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Historical Society.

The tour will take place in Athens by north campus at the cemetery, which is right behind the stadium.

Lunchtime Time Machine: How did Hitler's atomic bomb ignite the Cold War?

This installment of the History Department's undergraduate lecture series is presented by Ph.D. candidate Derrick Angermeier. Derrick's dissertation research focuses on the historical arguments made by Nazi thinkers and demonstrates that Nazism’s flawed historical analysis points to ideological consistencies within a thought system that was notorious for inconsistency.

Students of all majors welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.

Stephen Berry: "CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the 19th Century South"

This is a Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science Series Lecture by Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and co-founder of the Center for Virtual History at UGA.

The lecture focuses on the increasing role of medical science in establishing precise causes of death in the 19th-century U. S., which in turn created a more precise and robust understanding of public health. The data is drawn from two sources—the South's county coroners' office records, 1800-1900 and the federal Mortality Censuses, which began in 1850 and ended in 1890.

Historian Catherine Clinton: "The Assassination of Mary Lincoln"

Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life (HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians. Come hear the "other half" of the assassination story in the sesquicentennial season of the aftermath of the Civil War.

History at Work Speaker Series: Non-profits and social activism

The History at Work Speaker Series explores the many ways to transform historical thinking into a career after college. In this installment, former history minor Kent Strickland ('15) will talk about what the assets of a humanities degree are in grassroots campaigning, how he found his job, and what kind of candidates he's currently recruiting. Open to all majors. FREE PIZZA.

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