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Institute for African American Studies Lecture
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please join us at 4 PM, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium (room 271), 300 S. Hull Street, as co-authors Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at The University of Georgia and Jeffrey T. Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, discuss the storied African American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard. As noted by Dr. Morrow, The "Harlem Hellfighters" are the most famous African American fighting unit of World War I and compiled a record unmatched by any other Regiment in the American Expeditionary Forces. HARLEM'S RATTLERS AND THE GREAT WAR:THE UNDAUNTED 369TH REGIMENT AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN QUEST FOR EQUALITY by Jeffrey Sammons and John Morrow is the definitive study of this famous regiment known to have "never lost a man to capture or a foot of ground." The evening will also include a screening of William Miles's acclaimed documentary "Men of Bronze," in which the Regiment detail their experiences. A book signing and reception will follow.

History Graduate program meeting
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
All graduate students in history are invited to meet with our Graduate Coordinator for program updates and information. Questions on current programming and policies are welcome. Location: Rm. 101, LeConte Hall. Refreshments.

Career Resources for History Students
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Join us in Rm. 221 LeConte Hall to meet with UGA Career Consultant Kali DeWald. Learn about the many resources UGA has to offer history students, including mock job interviews, how to get help with your resume, how to find career employment, internships, etc. Refreshments - we'll have pizza for the first students here!

History Faculty Meeting
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

Grace Elizabeth Hale: "Playtime: the Early Athens Sound"
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | 5:00pm
The Athens Music Project, a Willson Center Faculty Research Cluster, presents a talk by Grace Elizabeth Hale, Commonwealth Chair of American Studies (1997), professor of American Studies, and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hale received her B.A.('86) and M.A.('91) in History at UGA, and a Ph.D.('95) at Rutgers. Her fields and specialties include 20th century US cultural history, history of the US South, documentary studies, and sound studies. Her forthcoming book is Cool Town: Athens, Georgia and the Promise of Alternative Culture in Reagan’s America.
Location: Edge Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Free parking is available in the E11 surface lot
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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 if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

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. Russel 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
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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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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

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.

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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