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).

Dirty History: Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown U

Dirty History is an Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism for faculty and advanced graduate students (space is limited, please contact us if you would like to attend). Today's speaker Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown U) will present “From Fighting for the Franchise to Fighting for a Franchise: Civil Rights Heroes at the Drive-thru”.

Contact: Dan Rood, History Department

Dirty History: Ashley Roseberry, UGA

Dirty History is an Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism for faculty and advanced graduate students (space is limited, please contact us if you would like to attend). Ashley Roseberry (PhD candidate, history) will present “The Color of Yerba Mate: Cultivation, Industrialization, and Nationalism in the Argentine Yerba Mate Industry, 1901-1940”.

Contact: Dan Rood, History Department

How Brazil's Biofuel Program Made a Meal of Rural Workers

The Dirty History workshop provides a space for the further development of interdisciplinary, historically-grounded scholarship around issues of agriculture, environment, and capitalism. This month's session features Thomas Rogers, Associate Professor of History at Emory University, whose paper is part of a book project about Proálcool, Brazil's national alcohol-production program. The workshop is open to the public. For a copy of the paper, contact Dr. Dan Rood

Graduate student seminar with special guests Don Doyle and Marjorie Spruill

Doyle will convene a small graduate seminar the following morning after Thursday's Gregory lecture at the Chapel. He will be joined by  eminent ​women's historian​, Professor Marjorie Spruill, whose new book is Divided We Stand: Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics.

History graduate students should RSVP to history@uga.edu.
 

Professional Development Workshop (PDW): Writing Edition

We are excited to announce our PDW event for March! If you would like to attend, please RSVP Nicole Gallucci .

This month’s PDW focuses on one of the most important (and grueling) aspects of graduate school− writing. In addition to free lunch, you will get the opportunity to hear two incredibly talented writers, Dr. Claudio Saunt and Dr. Jamie Kreiner, talk about everything from process and style to publishing.

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