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  September
History Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

  October
History Graduate Student Association Book Sale
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 to Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 | 9:00am to 4:00pm
An array of fiction and non-fiction used and new books will be for sale. Proceeds support the History Graduate Student Association. The sale will be held outside LeConte Hall (rain cancels).

UGA at Oxford presents: Dr. Rowena E. Archer
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Rowena E. Archer, University of Oxford, History faculty presents a lecture entitled, "The Poet's Granddaughter, the Rise and Rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk" (d. 1475).

Dr. Archer is a lecturer in Medieval History at Christ Church, University of Oxford. Her research interests focus on Late Medieval English History, particularly nobility, noblewomen and the gentry as well as in wills and funeral practices. She has most recently been working on a biography of Alice Chaucer, duchess of Suffolk.
Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.
Sponsored by UGA at Oxford.
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Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Jennifer Wunn
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Jennifer M. Wunn will defend her Doctoral dissertation entitled, "Jeder Treu Auf Seinem Posten": German Catholics and Kulturkampf Protests, in the conference rm., LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Laura Mason. Members of the university community are invited to attend. Please contact the graduate program at history@uga.edu if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

Guest Lecture: Tvrtko Jakovina
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 | 4:30pm

"100 Years Since the Great War: Is Southeastern Europe Still Doomed by Gavrilo Princip's Bullets?," Tvrtko Jakovina is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Zagreb.

This lecture will give a short overview of the various experiences of the “Yugoslav” people in the Great War. It will demonstrate how both the Kingdom of Yugoslavia before WWII and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia after 1945 were shaped by the experience of the Great War, and how the memory of WWI changed over time and was manipulated for political ends. Different narratives of the Great War in different segments of Yugoslav society became a part of the battles that led to the break-up of the SFRY and the Wars of Yugoslav Seccession. Finally, the talk will consider the implications of the Yugoslav experience for the international system established after both World Wars, in the face of the current crises in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Libya. Location: Rm. 350 Miller Learning Center.
Sponsored by Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Department of History.
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Lunchtime Time Machine: "How to Change Minds and Influence People, or, What do Chemistry, Cards, and Chocolate Have in Common?"
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The History Department's undergraduate lecture series presents Dr. Jennifer Palmer, Assistant Prof, History and a talk on "How to Change Minds and Influence People, or, What do Chemistry, Cards, and Chocolate Have in Common?". Think you can find all you need to know on Wikipedia? Think again! And again... and again. This talk will take a look at how the world's first major encyclopedia not only disseminated information, it also made people think.

Palmer's current research demonstrates that the presence of people of color in France shaped attitudes towards race, and shows how intimate relationships across racial lines disrupted racial assumptions.
Location: Rm. 101, LeConte Hall. Students of all majors and the university community are invited.
Sponsored by the Department of History.

UGA Geography Colloquium: April Merleaux
Friday, October 24th, 2014 | 3:15pm
The Geography Colloquium presents""The Sugar Tariff and the Spatial Logic of American Empire," by April Merleaux, an assistant professor in the Department of History at Florida International University. Location: The Geography and Geology building, Rm. 200C. Contact: Deepak Mishra 706-542-2856

2014 Gregory Distinguished Lecture
Monday, October 27th, 2014 | 4:00pm
This year's annual Gregory Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. One of the nation's preeminent historians, Foner is the author of the seminal Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution. His most recent book,The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010), received, among other awards, the Bancroft Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for History, and the Lincoln Prize. His lecture, "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad," will take place in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art.
The Gregory Lecture is supported by the Amanda and Greg Gregory Civil War Era Studies Support Fund.

Richard B. Russell 40th Anniversary Symposium: Richard Baker, US Senate Historian Emeritus
Monday, October 27th, 2014 | 6:00pm

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate the Library’s 40th anniversary year on Oct. 27-28, 2014 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Richard Baker, US Senate Historian Emeritus, will kick off the symposium with a keynote address.

The keynote address and symposium sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Location: Rm. 271 (auditorium).For more information contact Jan Levinson at (706) 542-5788 or jlevinso@uga.edu.
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Richard B. Russell 40th Anniversary Symposium: panel discussions
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 | 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate the Library’s 40th anniversary year on Oct. 27-28 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

On Tuesday, scholars from across the country will participate in panel discussions, highlighting their use of Russell Library collections in recent publications. Policymakers will join these discussions, building on the historical context of the themes presented and adding commentary on the creation of related public policy and its oversight. Panels will be organized around the Russell Library’s six key collecting areas: Politics, Social Relations, Public Good, Environment, Economy, Peace and War. UGA History doctoral candidate Ashton Ellett will participate on a panel discussion entitled "Politics of Public Good" along with former UGA alumna Dr. Tammy Ingram. The topic of Ellett's talk is Georgia's role in the development of the National School Lunch Program (9 - 10:30 am).T. Rogers Wade, former staffer and strategist for Senator Talmadge and Vice President of the Watkins Associated Industries, will moderate.
Rm. 271, Auditorium.
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Fall Break
Friday, October 31st, 2014
No classes. UGA offices are Open.

  November
Lunchtime Time Machine: "Why did medieval monks draw so many obscene cartoons?"
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The History Department's undergraduate lecture series presents Dr. Jamie Kreiner, Assistant Prof., History who will give a talk on "Why did medieval monks draw so many obscene cartoons?"

Kreiner researches and teaches the history of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Her new book, The Social Life of Hagiography in the Merovingian Kingdom, is a history of how an early medieval society redefined the rules of politics to incorporate new ideas about social responsibility, and it shows how contemporary literature played an important part in making those changes. Her next project is a social and semiotic history of the pig: how it was raised, managed, consumed, and represented throughout the Middle Ages.
Location: Rm. 101, LeConte Hall. Students of all majors and the university community are invited.
Sponsored by the Department of History.

Lecture: Women in Georgia History
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Discussion on collection of essays published by UGA Press and co-edited by UGA history professor Kathleen Clark.
Location: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079
Sponsored by: University of Georgia Libraries, University of Georgia Press

Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, November 24th, 2014 to Friday, November 28th, 2014
No classes. UGA offices are closed Thursday and Friday Nov. 27-28.

  December
Last day of Fall classes*
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

**Note: For the Fall Semester 2014, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

This is done to equalize the class minutes between MWF and TTH classes and to provide an equal number of class meetings for courses which may meet only once per week.
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Reading Day
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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.
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Final Exams
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 to Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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  April
Applying to Graduate School/How to Choose a Graduate School
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Are you a History or Social Studies Education or other major thinking about applying to graduate school? Join us for a presentation by graduate admissions and advising staff and graduate students in history for a presentation on how to choose a graduate school, submit a personal statement, and how to submit the best application possible in your pursuit of graduate studies in history. All majors are welcome! Location: Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

  May
Annual Reception for Graduating Seniors in History
Friday, May 8th, 2015 | 2:00 to 3:30pm
Spring 2015, Fall 2014 and Summer 2015 graduating History majors and their families are invited to an Open House Graduation Reception the afternoon of May 8 (Commencement day). Location and details TBA in March.
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