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  August
History Dept. New Student Breakfast Meeting
Monday, August 18th, 2014 | 8:00am to 9:15am
Attendance is required for new graduate students in history. LeConte Hall, Rm. 201.

Teaching & Lab Assistant Orientation
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | 8:00am to 12:30pm
Annual fall orientation required for new teaching and laboratory assistants with instructional duties during the 2014-2015 academic year. Location: Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 101 and 102. The Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors the 2014-2015 TA Orientation for all new graduate teaching and laboratory assistants with instructional duties during the 2014-2015 academic year. All new GTAs and GLAs are required to attend the orientation in partial fulfillment of University TA Policy. Sponsored by: Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Contact: Paul S. Quick Coordinator of TA Development and Recognition 706-542-0534

Graduate School Orientation & Information Fair
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 | 9:00am to 11:30am
Attendance is required for new graduate students. Location: Classic Center, Grand Hall. Contact Chelsey in the Graduate School, ccw85@uga.edu or 706-425-2952, for additional information

Summer 2014 Commencement
Friday, August 1st, 2014 | 9:30am
This is a combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony. Speaker: Francis "Abit" Massey, a 1949 graduate of UGA and president emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation. Tickets are not required.

  July
Session II Final Exams
Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Thru session final exams
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 to Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Georgia Museum of Art Family Day: Picturing America
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00p.m.
Learn about the history of the United States from colonial times to the mid-20th century by looking at works of art in Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and participating in interactive gallery stations. Then head down to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to create your own work of art inspired by the exhibition. Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota, YellowBook USA and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.
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Doctoral. Dissertation Defense: Daleah Goodwin
Monday, July 14th, 2014 | 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Daleah Goodwin will defend his dissertation entitled, "'A Torch in the Valley': The Life and Work of Miss Hallie Quinn Brown" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Diane Batts Morrow. 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.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Kathryn Tucker
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Leslie Kathryn Tucker will defend her Doctoral dissertation entitled, ""Betwixt and Between": Race, Law, and Community in the Jim Crow South" in the conference rm., LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. James Cobb. 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.

Independence Day holiday
Friday, July 4th, 2014
No classes. UGA offices closed.

Session II classes begin July 3
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 to Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Session II Drop/Add is July 3-8.

Short Session I Final Exams
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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  June
Ulster-American Heritage Symposium
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 to Saturday, June 28th, 2014
The 20th Biennial Ulster-American Heritage Symposium will take place June 26-28 in the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The symposium, titled "Contacts, Contests, and Contributions: Ulster-Americans in War and Society," is sponsored by the T.R.R. Cobb House, the Scotch-Irish Society of the USA, the Georgia Humanities Council, the UGA Department of History, and the Willson Center.

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Gender Workshop Series: Gender Writing Workshop
Monday, June 16th, 2014 to Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
This will be a hands-on workshop for graduate students in history that includes general sessions on writing and editing, as well as work shopping of participants’ work. Space is limited. If you are interested in taking part in this exciting opportunity, or if you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Palmer at palmerjl@uga.edu.
Location: Rm. 102 LeConte Hall.

Thru term and Session I classes begin
Thursday, June 5th, 2014 to Monday, June 9th, 2014
Drop classes through June 6, add through June 9.

Maymester Final Exams
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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  May
Georgia State history professor to give multimedia presentation on Southern songwriter
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | 4:00pm
Glenn T. Eskew, UGA alumni and author of Johnny Mercer, Southern Songwriter for the World, will discuss the popular lyricist in a multimedia presentation in the auditorium of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Press and the UGA Libraries.

Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 26th, 2014
No classes. UGA offices closed.
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Maymester withdrawal deadline
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Undergraduate Commencement and Awards Reception
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Spring 2014, Fall 2013 and Summer 2014 graduating History majors and their families are invited to an Open House Graduation Reception the afternoon of May 9 (Commencement day).

Location: Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room (3rd floor, East Wing). Refreshments will be served by campus catering. RSVP required to angela87@uga.edu.
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Spring 2014 Undergraduate Commencement
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | 7:00pm
The 2014 Spring Undergraduate Commencement exercise will be held inside Sanford Stadium. Tickets are not required. If you are unable to attend the Undergraduate exercise, watch it live on UGA's streaming link or YouTube site.
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Spring 2014 Graduate Student Commencement
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | 10:00am
The 2014 Spring Graduate Student Commencement ceremony will be held in Stegeman Coliseum. Tickets are not required.
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Examination: Dan Du
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 | 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Dan Du will take her oral comprehensive examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  April
Spring 2014 Final Exams
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 to Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
April 30, May 1,2,5,6. Wed – Fri; Mon, Tues.
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Reading Day
Tuesday, April 29th, 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. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.
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History Dept. Dinner and Graduate Student Awards
Monday, April 28th, 2014 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
History Department faculty, graduate students, retirees and staff are invited to attend our Annual Awards dinner and ceremony. Location: Demosthenian Hall.

Data-Driven Histories: Reinterpreting Nineteenth-Century Data
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | 12:30 to 2:00

Guest lecture by Benjamin Schmidt, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University and core faculty at the NuLab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Schmidt's digital humanities research focuses particularly on text mining and massive historical datasets, with work in topic modeling, visualization, and thematic mapping, some of which he presents on his blog Sapping Attention. His work has been published and reported in The Atlantic, The New Republic, and the New York Times.

Park Hall, Room 265.

"Doing Digital History: A Graduate Student Workshop" with Benjamin Schmidt
Monday, April 21st, 2014 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Graduate students who are interested in attending should contact Jamie Kreiner at jkreiner@uga.edu before April 14.

Graduate Student Workshop with Benjamin Schmidt, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University and core faculty at the NuLab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Schmidt's digital humanities research focuses particularly on text mining and massive historical datasets, with work in topic modeling, visualization, and thematic mapping, some of which he presents on his blog Sapping Attention. His work has been published and reported in The Atlantic, The New Republic, and the New York Times.

Location: LeConte Hall, Room 102


Food, Place, Power Workshop
Friday, April 18th, 2014 | 4pm to 5:30pm
The Workshop in the History and Geography of Food, Place, and Power will host Edward D. Melillo, Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Amherst College. We will discuss his paper, "Making Sea Cucumbers Out of Whales' Teeth: Nantucket Castaways and Encounters of Value in Nineteenth-Century Fiji." Edward Melillo is the author of the forthcoming book Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection, 1786-2008. This paper chronicles the stories of David Whippy and William Cary, a pair of nineteenth-century Nantucket mariners who spent many years residing in Fiji. These two castaways were involved in the export of edible sea cucumbers from Fiji to China and the importation of whales' teeth to Fiji from various parts of the Pacific. The histories of Whippy, Cary, and the commodities they traded offer potent testimonials about cultural and ecological changes during the nineteenth century. They also illustrate the long-term connections that emerged among Nantucket, Fiji, and the broader ecosystems and cultures of the Pacific Ocean region during the 1800s.
Location: Room 320 LeConte Hall
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"Law in a Liminal Space: Inquisitors and Witches in Navarre, 1609-1611." Lu Ann Homza, Professor of History, College of William and Mary.
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Lu Ann Homza is a professor of history and the dean for educational policy at the College of William and Mary, where she has taught since 1992. She holds a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago; her research focuses on the religious and cultural history of Spain between 1500 and 1700. She is the author of Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance (Johns Hopkins, 2000), and The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: an anthology of sources.

Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Distinguished Lecturer.
Also sponsored by the Departments of History and Romance Languages.


Location: Gilbert Hall, Rm. 115.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Keri Leigh Merritt
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Keri Leigh Merritt will defend her dissertation entitled, "'A Second Degree of Slavery': How Black Emancipation Freed the Deep South’s Poor Whites" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. James Cobb. 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.

Applying to Graduate School/How to Choose a Graduate School
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | 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. Pizza will be served.

Jason Manthorne Memorial Golf Scramble
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 | 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM
To honor the memory of our friend and colleague, Jason Manthorne, his friends and family are organizing the first annual Jason Manthorne Memorial Golf Scramble.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 12, at the Jennings Mill Country Club (1150 Chambers Ct, Bogart, GA 30622). The scramble begins with a memorial toast at 12:30 PM, shotgun start at 1 PM, and concludes with an awards reception at 5 PM.

The cost of this event is $65 per player ($260 per team). The entry fee includes 18-holes, cart, lunch, refreshments and awards. Teams of four players are recommended, but individuals players are also cordially invited to register.

All proceeds raised from the golf scramble will go toward the Jason Manthorne UGA Memorial Fund. Money from this fund will help underwrite an annual Jason Manthorne Memorial Award.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are all invited. Please contact Ashton Ellett at ellettag@uga.edu for information regarding the golf scramble.


History and Gender Workshop: Dr. Tamar Carroll Lecture, "Transforming the Movement: Working Class Feminism in the 1970s"
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Tamar Carroll is Assistant Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology and her research interests are tied to gender, class, social activism and change in post-WWII New York City. Her book, Grassroots Feminism: Direct Action Organizing and Coalition Building in New York City is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press in their Gender and American History series.

*Light Refreshments served after lecture in Rm. 200, the Conference Room.

Location: 101 LeConte Hall

Sponsored by the History Department and the Willson Center for the Humanities


1st Annual Jason Manthorne Memorial Award Presentation
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | 5:00pm
History faculty and graduate students are invited to attend the presentation of the first annual Jason Manthorne Memorial Award to an outstanding graduate student in room 221 LeConte Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

Guest Lecturer, Andrea Livesey (University of Liverpool)
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
The History Department and Franklin College of Arts & Sciences present a talk by Andrea Livesey, a 2014 recipient of the Franklin College-University of Liverpool Doctoral Student Short-Term International Research Fellowship. Recipients of this award have the opportunity to conduct research and develop an international network of research contacts.

Livesey's topic is entitled, "Seamstresses, Housekeepers and 'Concubines': Exploring a Culture of Abuse in the Nineteenth Century South". The university community is invited to attend.

Location: Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer on Luther Hodges and the Transatlantic Origins of the Nuevo South
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm
LeConte Hall, Room 221

The Department of History is pleased to host Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, for a talk titled "'White Moderate' or 'The South's No. 1 Salesman'? Luther Hodges and the Transatlantic Origins of the Nuevo South."

North Carolina Governor Luther Hodges is perhaps best remembered as one of the South's "best men," one of the so-called "racial moderates" whom Martin Luther King, Jr. considered more of a "stumbling block to black freedom" than the "White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner." But when historians consider the long history of Civil Rights legislation and the South's rapid development, it becomes clear that Hodges's real legacy lay in transforming the economic policies and managerial practices that would reshape global capitalism. Hodges, in effect, helped lay the groundwork for the European and American metropoles and the twenty-first century South, which is as much a part of the lucrative knowledge economy, multifaceted service industry, and global neo-liberal manufacturing belt as Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2009; B.A. University of Virginia, 2003) is an assistant professor of history at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches courses in twentieth-century United States history, with an emphasis on in the fields of capitalism, business, labor, political ideas and ideologies, regional development, and urbanization. She previously taught at Claremont McKenna College in California.


Guest lecturer, Pablo Bradbury (University of Liverpool)
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
The History Department and Franklin College of Arts & Sciences present a talk by Pablo Bradbury, a 2014 recipient of the Franklin College-University of Liverpool Doctoral Student Short-Term International Research Fellowship. Recipients of this award have the opportunity to conduct research and develop an international network of research contacts.

Bradbury's talk is entitled, "Revolutionary Christianity in Argentina: Politics, Peronism and Repression, 1966-1983". The university community is invited to attend.

Location: Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.

Middle East Film Series 2014: "The Battle of Algiers"
Monday, April 7th, 2014 | 6:00pm
The History Dept. Middle East Film Series presents The Battle of Algiers in Rm. 221 LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend.

History Graduate Student Speaker Series
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
"Mock" Job Talk, by Trae Welborn: Trae's work, Drinkin’, Fightin’, Prayin’: The Southern White Male in the Civil War Era, unmasks the personal, emotional, and moral dimensions of antebellum white southern manhood as it lurched toward its self-destructive apotheosis. Come hear Trae give a job talk in Rm. 320. Lunch provided. History graduate students RSVP to kbrack@uga.edu.

  March
Tiago Saraiva on Genocidal Sheep
Monday, March 31st, 2014 | 2:30pm to 4:00pm
The Transnational European Studies program and the Workshop in History and Geography of Food, Place, and Power are pleased to host Tiago Saraiva, assistant professor at Drexel University, who will present a talk titled "Genocidal Sheep: Frontier Settlement and Animal Breeding in the Empires of Hitler, Mussolini, and Salazar."
The ability of Karakul sheep to thrive under harsh environmental conditions and their high value in the fur market made it a perfect companion species for imperial expansion. During the 1910s, karakul farms became the cornerstone of German violent colonization of Southwest Africa (today Namibia), a successful settlement experience to be reproduced three decades later in the Nazi occupation of Eastern Europe. This paper connects Germany’s colonial empire in Africa with Hitler’s empire by following the trajectories of Karakul sheep. Centering the narrative on the animal breeders practices at the University of Halle that made karakul into technoscientific things able to circulate between different geographical settings, it unveils unexpected fascist connections. The white settlement projects of the Italians in Libya and Ethiopia, and of the Portuguese in Southwest Angola, also counted with karakul sheep to materialize fascist imperial dreams.
The paper thus follows the transnational circulation of karakul through three different fascist regimes illuminating their role in frontier settlement. It weaves together laboratory production of pure forms of life, the development of artificial insemination, and the history of the frontier. It contends that exploring forms of life production contributes to a better understanding of the general historical dynamics of the violent expansion of fascist regimes.
The talk will be held in Room 101 LeConte Hall. Contact Shane Hamilton for details.

Food, Place, Power Workshop
Monday, March 31st, 2014 | 10am to 11:30am
The Workshop in History and Geography of Food, Place, and Power will host Drexel University historian Tiago Saraiva. Tiago Saraiva's work deals with the historical connections between science, food, and landscapes. Saraiva is currently researching the orange's role in globalizing California in the first half of the twentieth century. Mixing approaches from history of technology, history of science, and environmental history, Saraiva delves into the practices of scientists in producing a standardized landscape by tracing the trajectory of scientific objects from the laboratory into the field. Saraiva follows the transnational circulation of Californian oranges and scientists into the Mediterranean (Israel, Spain, and Algeria) as well as into the "New Mediterranean" areas of South Africa and Australia. Saraiva explores what comes attached to Californian technoscientific oranges such as cooperative modes of production, racial relations, and urbanization patterns.
Tiago's paper, "Cloning California: Oranges, Genetics, and the Mediterranean," will precirculate on the Workshop's webpage.
LeConte 320
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History Lecture: ""Preparing a Flourishing Empire": France, Indigenous America, and the Atlantic World to 1600"
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | 4:00pm

Brett Rushforth teaches courses on the history of early America, American Indians, and comparative race and slavery at the College of William & Mary, where he is an Associate Professor. His research focuses on cultural, diplomatic, and commercial relationships between Europeans and the Native peoples of the Atlantic world. His first book, co-edited with his colleague Paul Mapp, is Colonial North America and the Atlantic World: A History in Documents (Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2008).

His second book, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France, explores the enslavement of American Indians by French colonists and their Native allies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in 2012. He is now at work, with Christopher Hodson, on a general history of the early modern French Atlantic. Under contract with Basic Books, its working title is Discovering Empire: France and the Atlantic World from the Age of Columbus to the Rise of Napoleon.

Location: Sanford Hall, Rm. 309.

Cosponsored by History Department and the Institute of Native American Studies

History Graduate Student Association Spring Book Sale
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 to Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | 9:00am to 4:00pm
An array of fiction and non-fiction used and new books will be for sale. Proceeds support the HGSA. Sale will be held outside LeConte Hall (rain cancels).

History and Gender Workshop--Dr. Husseina Dinani Paper Workshop
Thursday, March 20th, 2014 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Africanist Dr. Husseina Dinani will share some of her in-progress research. Paper title is: "'At first I liked them, but then I didn't. So I just left them.' Marriage, Kinship Networks, and Wage Labor in post-World War II Lindi, Tanganyika." This paper workshop will meet in LeConte 320 to discuss Dr. Dinani's paper. Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

Spring Break
Monday, March 10th, 2014 to Friday, March 14th, 2014
No classes; offices open.
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History and Gender Workshop--PDW
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
"Integrating Gender into Upper-Level History Classes"
This workshop will feature several history faculty and will meet in LeConte 320 at 12:30 pm.

Light lunch/refreshments will be served.


Storytellers & Scholars: Life in the Atomic Age
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Inspired by the storytelling format of the popular radio show This American Life and co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art, the Russell Library will host an event showcasing selected scholars, community members, and archival footage. The chosen theme: Life in the Atomic Age. Featured scholars will include Shane Hamilton (Department of History), Janice Simon (Department of Art History), Mark Reinberger (College of Environment and Design), and Callie Holmes (Oral History and Media Archivist, Russell Library). Light refreshments will be served during the event. Location: Large Event Space (Room 285) Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: David Thomson
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
David Thomson will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  February
History lecture: Pamela Scully, Emory U
Friday, February 28th, 2014 | 2:00pm
Dr. Pamela Scully, of Emory University, will present a lecture entitled: "Gender History, Sexual Violence, and Truth Commissions: South Africa and Liberia." It will be held in the Miller Learning Center, room 348. Sponsored by the Willson Center, the Department of History and the History & Gender Workshop, and African Studies.

Roundtable on ‘12 Years a Slave’
Friday, February 21st, 2014 | 4:00pm
A roundtable panel on director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center will bring together University of Georgia faculty members to discuss the Academy Award-nominated 2013 film. The event is the latest in an ongoing series of Cinema Roundtables sponsored by the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The panel of faculty members is Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; John Inscoe, Albert B. Saye Professor of History and University Professor; Rielle Navitski, assistant professor of theatre and film studies; and Freda Scott Giles, associate professor of theatre and film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, will moderate the discussion.The film will be screened at the UGA Tate Center Theatre Feb. 21-23 as part of the University Union Cinematic Arts division's spring semester film series.

Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture
Friday, February 21st, 2014 | 12:20pm
"'An Account of These Women': Hallie Quinn Brown and the Institutionalization of Black Women's History," Daleah Goodwin, history and women's studies. Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 213. Sponsored by: Institute for Women’s Studies Contact:Terri Hatfield, Program Coordinator 706-542-0066.

Guest Lecture: Paul Pressly - Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Paul Pressly will discuss how colonial Georgia, an economic backwater, made its way into the burgeoning Caribbean and Atlantic economies. Lecture based on his new book, On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World (University of Georgia Press, 2013)

Location: UGA Chapel.

Free and open to the public.

This event is part of the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative, which brings world-class thinkers to Georgia.
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Panel Discussion: Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 | 5:30pm to 7:00pm
This event will feature a panel discussion focused on the cultural impact of the atomic bomb addressing how films, fashion, and comics of the time period were inspired and shaped by both the technology and anxiety of the nuclear age. Featured speakers will include: Kirk Willis, (Department of History); Christopher Pizzino(Department of English); José Blanco F. (Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection, College of Family and Consumer Sciences); and Christopher Sieving, (Department of Theatre & Film Studies). Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Auditorium (Room 271) Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

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PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: Alisha Cromwell
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Alisha Cromwell will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Food, Place, Power Workshop
Monday, February 17th, 2014 | 10am to 11:30am
The Workshop in History and Geography of Food, Place, and Power will discuss a paper by Brian Williams, graduate student in Geography, titled "The Productivist Agricultural State and the Politics of Hunger."
Location: LeConte 320.
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History and Gender Workshop--Integrating Gender into Upper Level History Classes
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
The History and Gender Workshop will hold a Professional Development Workshop for graduate students on Thursday, February 13 from 12:30-1:30. The theme of this workshop is "Integrating Gender into Upper Level History Classes." Panel members include Jennifer Palmer and Husseina Dinani. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. LeConte Hall, Rm. 320.

Corporate Personality Revisited -- TO BE RESCHEDULED
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. to 2:00pm
[THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.]
Jonathan Levy (Princeton University) presents new research on the history of for-profit and non-profit corporations in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His first book, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (Harvard UP, 2012), has been widely reviewed in the popular press and in academic journals, and has been awarded the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the Ellis W. Hawley Prize, and the Avery O. Craven Award. Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

Global Georgia Initiative Lecture: Pete McCommons
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 | 4:00pm
Introduction by James C. Cobb, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor in the History of the American South.

Pete McCommons is editor and publisher of "Flagpole" magazine and has been involved in weekly journalism in Athens for most of the last 40 years, beginning as co-founder of "The Athens Observer." His lecture is titled, "The Stuff of Journalism: Death, Kudzu, and the Unexamined Life."

This event is part of the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative, which brings world class thinkers to Georgia. It presents global problems in local context by addressing pressing contemporary questions, including the economy, society and the environment, with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene. Global Georgia combines the best contemporary thinking and practice in the arts and humanities with related advances in the sciences and other areas. Location: UGA Chapel.

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  January
Food, Place, Power Workshop
Monday, January 27th, 2014 | 10am to 11:30am
Alisha Cromwell of the UGA History Department will workshop her paper, "To Market, To Market: Enslaved Women and Islamic Marketing Practices in the Antebellum South." Her paper examines the antebellum period, when African and African American women integrated West African trading techniques into southern marketplaces. Market behaviors that specifically imitated those of the Muslim Hausa dominated local food commerce. Between 1803 and 1808, South Carolina and Georgia imported over 40,000 Africans from the Bight of Biafra, many of whom were female war captives of the "jihads" occurring in Hausaland. In 1804, Shehu Usman dan Fodio had initiated the Sokoto "jihad" against the Hausa in what is now Northern Nigeria. He waged war, in part, to reduce Hausa women's unlimited freedom in local markets, which contradicted his interpretation of a woman's public place under shari'a law. Unlike their Fulani neighbors, Hausa women had bought, sold, and controlled agricultural surpluses from the rural areas to the city markets for generations. The rise of the Sokoto Caliphate pushed the Hausa out of the markets and into strict purdah; women who did not abide by the new laws were sold to slave traders. In the United States South, antebellum newspapers frequently described enslaved women colluding on prices and organizing trade networks outside the plantation, practices that paralleled Hausa commercial behaviors. Like their West African counterparts, enslaved women in South Carolina and Georgia created economic relationships between different groups of enslaved people and were responsible for the flow of surplus foods to the cities. In the process, they created a distinctive commercial system that intertwined African and European foodways into something uniquely southern.

Room 320, LeConte Hall

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Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture
Friday, January 24th, 2014 | 12:20pm
"Men's Journeys and Women's Contracts: How Colonial Practices Shape Women's Roles in France," Jennifer Palmer, history. Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 213. Sponsored by: Institute for Women’s Studies Contact:Terri Hatfield, Program Coordinator 706-542-0066.

Logbook: Cuban Historical Studies since the 1990s / Cuaderno de bitåcora: el caso de los estudios históricos cubanos desde los años noventa hasta hoy
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 | 12:30pm to 1:45pm
A talk by Dr. Ricardo Quiza Moreno. Dr. Ricardo Quiza Moreno teaches at the University of Havana, where he is affiliated with the Casa de Altos Estudios “Fernando Ortiz.” He is the author of Imaginarios al ruedo, winner of the Best Book Prize of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (2011).
This event is sponsored by the President’s Venture Fund and the Department of History with support from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.
For details, contact rroman@uga.edu. The talk will be presented in Spanish.

Friday, January 17th, 2014

  December
Christmas Holidays
Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
UGA office are closed.

UGA Commencement Fall 2013
Friday, December 13th, 2013
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History Dept. Final Graduate Admissions Deadline
Friday, December 13th, 2013 to 12:00p.m.
This date is the final date for the receipt of ALL required admission and application materials. See the History Dept. web site for more information.
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Food, Place, Power Workshop
Friday, December 6th, 2013 | 10am to 11:30am
Timothy Johnson, Ph.d. candidate in our department, will present his paper, "The TVA and the End of Conservation: Rethinking the Muscle Shoals Controversy." Tim's dissertation examines how America became a nation fed and fueled by chemical fertilizers. Before the Civil War, American farmers relied on fresh soil and animal manure to feed their plants. Yet by the 1950s, Americans were enmeshed in a vast, energy-intensive system built by the fertilizer industry, state actors, and farmers. Farmers in the post-Civil War American South were the unlikely shock troops of this new fertilizer-fueled regime, but their tenuous position in the emerging global economy of nutrients created geopolitical challenges for the American state during the World Wars. Flawed assumptions about the connection between the manufacture of explosives and fertilizer led the federal government to go into the business of fertilizer research and development. This intrinsic scientific connection between the projects of arming and farming ultimately proved to be a boon to the burgeoning fertilizer industry, which kicked into gear after World War II.
Geography Room 147
Attendees are expected to read the paper beforehand, which is available for download at the workshop's website.
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Fall 2013 Final Exams
Thursday, December 5th, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Fall Reading Day
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Friday class schedule
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
For the Fall Semester 2013, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 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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M.A. Thesis Defense: Long Di
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | 12:30pm
Long Di will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "Divorce in New York from the 1850s to the 1920s" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Allan Kulikoff. 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.

  November
Holidays: Thanksgiving
Monday, November 25th, 2013 to Friday, November 29th, 2013
UGA office are closed Thursday and Friday Nov. 28-29.
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M.A. Thesis Defense: Christopher Marsh
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 | 2:30pm
Christopher Marsh will defend his Master's thesis entitled, "Andrew Gennett, the Weeks Act of 1911, and the Development of National Forests in Appalachian Georgia" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. John Inscoe. 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.

HGSA Student Speaker Series
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | 12:30 to 1:30
A HGSA workshop for graduate students, featuring a paper by James Owen.
Room 320 LeConte Hall.

History Graduate program meeting and lunch
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
For History graduate students. Meet with the Graduate Coordinator and also next year's new Graduate Coordinator Dr. Roman. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

PhD Comprehensive Oral Exams: Angela Elder
Monday, November 18th, 2013 | 9:00am
Angela Elder will undergo her oral comprehensive exams in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Jim Cobb. 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.

Film Screening: "Glory"
Friday, November 15th, 2013 | 7:00pm
As part of a four-day film festival, the University of Georgia Press will be screening "Glory" (1989), followed by a question-and-answer session led by the History Department's Matthew Hulbert. The movie is based in part on Robert Gould Shaw's letters, which were later collected as "Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Robert Gould Shaw," published by the University of Georgia Press. The event is part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, the UGA Press 75th anniversary and University Press Week. Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Auditorium.
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Guest Lecture: Kate Cooper
Friday, November 15th, 2013 | 6:30pm
Kate Cooper, professor of ancient history at the University of Manchester will give a lecture entitled "The Women of Early Christian Africa" in conjunction with the release of her new book "Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women." Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 101. Sponsored by the Department of Classics.

Memorial sevices: Jason Manthorne
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 1:00pm
The history department is sad to report the death of UGA alumni and History instructor Jason Manthorne. Jason earned his B.A., MA., and Ph.D. degrees in history at the University of Georgia. Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 1 PM at Bridges Funeral Home in Athens. Visitation is available from 11:00am-1:00pm.

"Constructing a Manly Nation through Nature: Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilderness Idea in North America and the Nordic Countries" by Dr. Mikko Saikku
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 | 5pm to 6:30pm
Location: Special Collections Library, Room 285

Dr. Mikko Saikku, University of Helsinki, is an environmental historian with a keen interest in conservation biology, endangered species, and wilderness. He is the author of This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History of the Yazoo-Mississippi Floodplain (University of Georgia Press 2005) and co-editor of Encountering the Past in Nature (Ohio University Press 2001).

His current project, under contract with the McGill-Queens University Press, is tentatively titled "Constructing a Manly Nation through Nature: Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilderness Idea in North America and the Nordic Countries." It juxtaposes late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century North American and Nordic ideas about nature, landscape, and masculinity. The forthcoming monograph attempts to shed light on notions of nationalism and manliness--some shared, some distinct between the two regions, emphasizing the role of recreational hunting and fishing in the creation of national cultures. This transnational project pays special attention to the concepts of wilderness and discusses the formation of an idealized manhood in peripheries of North America and the Nordic countries. The relationship between socioeconomic class and access to wilderness resources, and the roles and motivations of recreational hunters and fishers in the evolving national conservation movements are particularly important.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the EECP, the History Department, the Gender and History Workshop, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the University of Georgia Press, with the cooperation of the Special Collections Library. It is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival.
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Graduate Student "Meet and Greet" with Dr. Mikko Saikku
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 | TBA
The History and Gender Workshop is pleased to host a Graduate Student "Meet and Greet" with Dr. Mikko Saikku (Department of History, University of Helsinki). Saikku is an environmental historian of the American South whose current research intersects with gender. Refreshments will be served.

Ph.D. Comprehensive Oral Exam: Roberto Arguedas
Monday, November 11th, 2013 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Roberto Arguedas will undergo his oral comprehensive exams in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Thomas Whigham. 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.

Fall Break 2013
Friday, November 1st, 2013
No classes.

  October
Food, Place, Power Workshop
Friday, October 25th, 2013 | 10:00am to 11:30am
Geography Building, Room 147
Hilda Kurtz, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Georgia, will present her paper "Scaling Biopolitics: Enacting Food Sovereignty in Maine." Dr. Kurtz researches alternative food networks and agri-food systems, environmental justice, the politics of scale, and community food security. Attendees are expected to read the paper beforehand, which is available for download at the workshop's website.
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History Graduate student seminar: Prof. Edward Ayers
Friday, October 25th, 2013 | 9:00am to 10:00am
University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers will conduct an informal seminar with interested graduate students in history in Draper Conference Room 268 of the new Special Collections Library. (Doughnuts and coffee will be served.) Space is limited, so please let RSVP to history@uga.edu if you would like to attend.

Gregory Distinguished Lecture: "What Was Gettysburg, Anyway?" By Edward L. Ayers
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 | 3:30pm to 5pm
University of Richmond president Edward L. Ayers will present the 2013 Gregory Distinguished Lecture. An historian of the American South and president and professor of history at the University of Richmond, Ayers is an expert in Civil War era history and a pioneer in digital approaches to historical pedagogy and scholarship. His books include "Promise of the New South" (1992), a Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist; and "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" (2004), winner of the Bancroft Prize. Location: University of Georgia Chapel. Free and open to the public.

Lecture: "It's Still a Man's World: Gendering Freedom in the Civil War Era"
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 | 1:30 pm to 3:30pm
Dr. Carole Emberton, Assistant Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, will give her lecture at the Miller Learning Center, Room 350. Presented by the History and Gender Workshop with support from the Department of History and the Willson Center.
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Student Speaker Series
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | 12:30 to 1:30
"Reassessing Guerrillas: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Missouri's Civil War" History graduate students, join us to see digital history in action! Andrew Fialka will present a paper written based on a digital mapping program he used to reframe evidence concerning Missouri's guerrilla conflict during the American Civil War. Were guerrillas simply violent savages who attacked combatants and civilians without rhyme or reason? Or, were guerrilla actions carefully organized and more methodical that most historians are apt to admit? Andrew's mapping efforts place guerrilla actions in their geographic and chronological contexts to illustrate recognizable patterns of guerrilla violence. Plus, don't forget about free lunch! LeConte Hall, 320

History Dept. Veteran's Lunch
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 | 12:00 om
Prof. Nash Boney will again host an informal Dutch treat luncheon for veterans at Ryan’s. Anyone in LeConte faculty and graduate student ranks who has served on act duty in the American armed forces is welcome. Spouse, friend etc. included. (This started years ago only in LeConte when most professors were veterans from the draft days that ended long ago.)

Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 | 12:30 to 1:30
LeConte Hall 320
Technology: Friend or Foe? Join us for a panel discussion led by our department's technological legends: Dr. Saunt, Dr. Hamilton, and Dr. Berry. In this professional development workshop, we will discuss digital history and technology both in the classroom and in our profession. How might we include technology in our assignments for students in an engaging, purposeful way? Should technology play a role in our lectures? What exactly is ehistory.org and how is our department involved? Why should we care about digital history? How is it impacting the profession (and the job market)? Come with your questions and your appetites! Pizza will be served!
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Phi Alpha Theta Meeting
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | 5:00pm
Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, will hold a meeting on in Rm. 101, LeConte Hall for new members to submit required dues. If you are interested in joining, please come to the meeting for information, and to discuss plans for the year.

History Graduate Student Association Book Sale
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 to Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | 9:00am to 3:00pm
The History Graduate Student Association will be hosting a book sale on the grounds of LeConte Hall Tuesday and Wednesday. All genres, fiction and non-fiction. New and slightly used books will be offered at very low prices. All proceeds benefit the HGSA. Rain cancels.

  September
Middle Eastern Film Series: "A Struggle on the Nile"
Monday, September 30th, 2013 | 6:00pm
The History Department presents the next film in the Middle Eastern Film Series: "A Struggle on the Nile." Rm. 221 LeConte Hall.

Food, Place, Power Workshop
Friday, September 27th, 2013 | 10am to 11:30am
"Lowcountry Visions: Foodways, Race, and the Politics of Myth"
Levi Van Sant's paper examines the cultural politics of Lowcountry cuisine - a set of culinary practices and ingredients generally associated with coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Through a close reading of several regional cookbooks, Levi argues that the history of Lowcountry cuisine is indelibly marked by regional white supremacy. At the same time, Levi explores the possibility that regional food myths could be used to facilitate a more just society in the future.
GEOG Room 147
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History and Biomedical Lecture
Friday, September 13th, 2013 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Professor Elizabeth Fenn will discuss the the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 that coursed across the North American continent during the years of the American Revolution. Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, 500 D.W. Brooks Drive.

Arabic Table
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 | 4:00
Students of Arabic from all levels are invited to discuss political, social, cultural, and religious issues. LeConte Hall, Room 322.

TLC Television: "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | 9:00pm
History instructor Joshua Haynes will be featured on the TLC television series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Haynes appears as an expert historian to speak about the eighteenth-century Georgia ancestors of a current, still-secret celebrity. To find out the identity of the celebrity and to see UGA's finest in action, tune in on Tuesday.

Holiday: Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
UGA offices are closed. No classes.
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  August
Willson Center Faculty Research Cluster Launch Reception
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | 4:00pm
A reception to launch and officially recognize the six initial Willson Center Faculty Research Clusters. Location: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 South Hull Street.
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Georgia Historical Society Presents Two Book Awards
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | 11:00am
The Georgia Historical Society will be presenting awards to two UGA Press books. The Malcolm Bell, Jr., and Muriel Barrow Bell Award will go to Drew Swanson's (Ph.D. History, U Georgia, 2010) "Remaking Wormslow Plantation" and the Lilla M. Hawes Award will be awarded to Ren and Helen Davis' "Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery." Each author will give a brief presentation and answer questions. A light reception will follow the ceremony. Ren and Helen Davis will be there in person while Swanson will be joining the presentation virtually. The event is being co-sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society, UGA's College of Environment and Design and UGA Press. Location: Jackson St. Building, Conference Rm.

Meeting for New Graduate Students in History
Monday, August 12th, 2013 | 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Attendance is required for all new students in the Master's and Doctoral programs in history. Breakfast refreshments will be served. Room 200, the Conference Room, LeConte Hall.

Fall 2013 classes begin
Monday, August 12th, 2013 to Friday, August 16th, 2013
Drop/Add for undergraduate level courses (1000–5999) and graduate level courses (6000–9999) is August 12-16 (Mon.-Fri.)
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Teaching & Lab Assistant Orientation
Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | 8:45a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Attendance is required for all new teaching assistants. Miller Learning Center, Rm. 101.
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Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | 9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Attendance is required for all new graduate students in history. Downtown Athens Classic Center, Grand Hall.

Graduate Student Association Welcome
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Bus tour and welcome lunch.

UGA Summer Commencement
Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Summer session II Final Exams
Thursday, August 1st, 2013

  July
Summer Thru session Final Exams
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 to Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Summer session II classes end
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Summer Thru session classes end
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

International Student Orientation
Monday, July 29th, 2013 to Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Kyle Osborn
Friday, July 19th, 2013 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Kyle Osborn will defend his dissertation entitled, "Masters of Fate: Efficacy and Emotion in the Civil War South in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. John Inscoe. 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.

Summer session II Midterm and Withdrawal deadline
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Jason Manthorne
Thursday, July 11th, 2013 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
Jason Manthorne will defend his dissertation entitled, "As You Sow: Culture, Agriculture, and the New Deal" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. James Cobb. 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.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Brice Bongiovanni
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Brice Bongiovanni will defend his Master's thesis entitled, ""Unificar, Enseñar, y Limpiar la Imagen:" Public Representation and Religious Community in Santería from Cuba to Miami" in Room 322, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Reinaldo Romån. 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.

Summer session II classes begin
Friday, July 5th, 2013 to Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Drop is July 5-8. Add is July 5-9.
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Holiday: 4th of July
Thursday, July 4th, 2013
UGA offices are closed - no classes.

Summer session I Final Exams
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Thru session Midterm and withdrawal deadline
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Summer session I classes end
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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  June
M.A. Thesis Defense: Hilary Phillips
Friday, June 28th, 2013 | 9:30am to 12:30pm
Hilary Phillips will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "Doctors, Reformers, and a Demon Disease: The Impact of Cholera Epidemics on Nineteenth-Century British Society" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Benjamin Ehlers. 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.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Joshua Haynes
Monday, June 24th, 2013 | 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Joshua Haynes will defend his dissertation entitled, "Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier, 1770-1796" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Claudio Saunt. 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.

Summer session I Midterm and Withdrawal deadline
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Summer Thru session classes begin
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 to Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Thru session Drop/Add is June 6-10. Thru session Add is June 6-11.
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Summer session I classes begin
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 to Monday, June 10th, 2013
Drop is June 6-7. Add is June 6-10.

May session Final Exams
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

  May
Holiday: Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th, 2013
UGA offices are closed. No classes.
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May session midterm and withdrawal deadline
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Summer 2013 May session classes begin
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 to Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
May session classes begin Drop/Add is May 14-15.
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UGA Spring 2013 Commencement
Friday, May 10th, 2013
The 2013 Spring undergraduate commencement exercise will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. inside Sanford Stadium. The graduate ceremony will be held earlier that day at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Tickets are not required for either ceremony. If you are unable to attend the Spring undergraduate ceremony at Sanford Stadium, watch it live on UGA's streaming link.
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Undergraduate Reception for Graduating History Majors
Friday, May 10th, 2013 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Save the Date! Spring 2013 (also Fall 2012 and Summer 2013) Graduating History majors and their families are invited to an Open House Graduation Reception on the LeConte Hall grounds the afternoon of May 10 (Commencement day). In the event of rain the reception will be in LeConte Hall,1st floor. Refreshments will be served. Graduating history seniors should RSVP for themselves and their families to ellettag@uga.edu.

Spring 2013 Final Exams
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 to Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Michael Howell
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Michael Howell will defend his dissertation entitled, "In the Service of State and Agriculture: The Agricultural Association in Bavaria and the Unintended Consequences of State Action, 1871-1895" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is John H. Morrow, Jr. 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.

  April
M.A. Thesis Defense: Leisha Meade
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | 10:00am
Leisha Meade will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "Land Renewal Plus People Renewal: Urban Renewal, Adult Businesses, and Public Health in Nashville" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Bethany Moreton. 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.

History Department Annual Awards dinner and ceremony
Monday, April 29th, 2013 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
History Department faculty, graduate students, retirees and staff are invited to attend our Annual Awards diner and ceremony. Location: Demosthenian Hall.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Catherine Ariail
Monday, April 29th, 2013 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Ariail will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "The Women's Distance Running Industry and the Paradox of Women's Sports: Class, Consumption, Identity, and the Subordination of Women in American Sports Culture" in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Bethany Moreton. 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.

Ph.D. Comprehensive Oral Exam: Dillon Carroll
Monday, April 29th, 2013 | 9:00am
Dillon Carroll will undergo his oral comprehensive exams in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Stephen Berry. 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.

Achy Obejas: Poetry Reading and Lecture
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | 11:00am
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe and three other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir, a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation, into Spanish, of Junot Díaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Óscar Wao was a finalist for Spain’s Esther Benítez Translation Prize from the national translators’ association. Location: University of Georgia Chapel, North Campus. Sponsored by the Willson Center, the Department of Romance Languages, the Department of History, and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, with support from the Franklin College Office of Inclusion & Diversity Leadership.
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The Civil War & the Transformation of American Higher Education
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | 4:30pm
A lecture by Michael David Cohen, University of Tennessee. The Civil War transformed American life well beyond the battlefield. Cohen will discuss its impact on the nation’s colleges. During the war, they struggled to remain open as students left to join the armies and as governments commandeered some college buildings. Afterward, especially in the South, they expanded their curricula and admitted new types of students—including some former slaves—in an effort to serve the postbellum nation. The Civil War thus gave rise, in several ways, to our modern system of higher education. Miller Learning Center, room 213.

History and Gender Workshop PDW
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
The History and Gender Workshop will be hosting a special professional development workshop on "How to Integrate Gender into History Survey Classes." LeConte Hall, Rm.320.
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Undergraduate History course POM date
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Registration Note: For the first couple of weeks of each term's registration, all upper division history courses are available to History Major Juniors and Seniors (those who have completed 60 or more hours, and declared the History Major with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences). All other undergraduate students may also register for any Fall 2013 upper division history course once the POM is removed today.

History Graduate Student Meet and Greet with Visiting Lecturer Michael Hughes
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 | 12:30pm
History graduate students are invited to a pizza lunch and meet with visiting Professor Michael Hughes from the University of Liverpool.Dr. Hughes will chat with us about the job market, graduate school in England, and the potential for a Graduate Student Exchange program. Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

Visiting Lecturer: Michael Hughes, University of Liverpool
Monday, April 8th, 2013 | 4:00pm
"Every Picture Tells Some Stories: British Travelers and Images of Russia on the Eve of Revolution," Michael Hughes, University of Liverpool. Location: Rm. 101 LeConte Hall

PhD Comprehensive Oral Exam: Kevin Krause
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 | 2:00pm
Kevin Krause will undergo his oral comprehensive exams in Rm. 102 LeConte Hall. The major professor is Stephen Berry. 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

Ph.D. Comprehensive Oral Exam: Matthew Hulbert
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 | 10:30am to 1:30am
Matthew Hulbert will undergo his oral comprehensive exams in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is John Inscoe. 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

Workshop: How to Apply to Graduate Programs in History
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 | 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Students of all majors are invited to attend this information session on applying to graduate programs in history. Topics covered will be how to choose a graduate school, admission requirements and deadlines, and supplementary admission materials. Our graduate coordinator, admissions staff, and current graduate students will present information and answer frequently asked questions. Open to all majors. Refreshments will be provided. Location: Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

History and Gender Workshop
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
We will be workshopping a paper by Georgia Tech history professor, Madina Goldberg. "Gayaz Iskhaky's Zoleiha, from Romanticism to Identity Politics: Restructuring the Past on the Tatar Stage in Late Imperial and Post-Soviet Russia" is part of a greater book project on the Muslim Kazan Tatar identity. Location: LeConte 320. For information, contact ljdavis@uga.edu.

  March
Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 | 12:30 to 1:30
Assistant Professor Jamie Kreiner will lead a Professional Development Workshop on the job market and job search.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Stephen Huggins
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stephen Huggins will defend his dissertation entitled, "The Mask of Grotius: The United States' use of Terror and Civilian Violence as Policy, from its Colonial Origins to World War II" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The major professor is John H. Morrow, Jr. 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.

Veteran's luncheon at Ryans
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | 12:00pm
An informal, Dutch treat luncheon for veterans at Ryan’s - across the street from Wal-mart on Epps Bridge Road - on Wednesday. Any graduate student or faculty member in LeConte Hall who has served on active duty in American armed forces are welcome along with spouse or date. No formal agenda beyond fellowship and brief introductions all around. Please RSVP, if you can. Nash Boney,706-542-7895, nboney@uga.edu.

Coffee hour with guest lecturer Tara Zahra
Friday, March 1st, 2013 | 11:00am to 12:30pm
The History and Gender Workshop hosts guest speaker Tara Zahra prior to her afternoon lecture in the MLC. History dept. faculty and graduate students are invited to Rm. 201 the Conference Rm. to meet Dr. Zahra.

History and Gender Workshop Guest Lecture
Friday, March 1st, 2013 | 2:30pm
Tara Zahra will be giving a lecture entitled "Compelling Family Reasons": Gender, Human Rights, and Refugee Relief after World War II. Location: MLC 150. Free and open to the public. Light reception to follow. Contact: ljdavis@uga.edu for more information

  February
Cortona Program information session and coffee hour
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 to Tuesday, November 30th, 1999 | 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Interested students are welcome to stop by the English Department Library (Park Hall 261) for coffee and cookies and to learn about opportunities to study abroad in Cortona. Registration for the Fall 2013 semester is coming up: courses in English, History, Art History, and the Visual Arts will be offered. Please contact Steve Soper (ssoper@uga.edu) and Susan Rosenbaum (srosenb@uga.edu) for further information.

Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | 4:30 to 5:30
Lecture and Booksigning by Joshua Rothman, University of Alabama, Miller Learning Center 213

UGA Cinema Roundtable: Django Unchained
Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | 4:00pm
A panel discussion on Quentin Tarantino's controversial 2012 film Django Unchained will take place in room 248 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center. The panel members, made up of Franklin College faculty, are Giles; Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; John Morrow, head of the department of history; and Christopher Sieving, assistant professor of theatre and film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Theatre and Film, will moderate the discussion.
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Willson Center lecture: Jennifer Palmer
Thursday, February 21st, 2013 | 4:00pm
"An Ocean Between Them: Race, Gender, and the Family in France and its Colonies," Jennifer L. Palmer, assistant professor of history. She is interested in the social and cultural history of eighteenth-century France and its colonies.
In eighteenth-century France, the height of the Enlightenment was also the height of the slave trade. The book project, supported by a grant from the Willson Center, demonstrates how slavery and colonialism shaped family and gender roles for both people who journeyed across the ocean and directly participated in the plantation system, and for their compatriots who never set foot outside of France. Location: Jackson St. Bldg., Rm. 123. Part of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts 2012-2013 Fellows Series.
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Guest speaker: Andrea Gayoso
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 | 3:30pm
Andrea Gayoso (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)will present, "On Names and the Body, that Elusive Rose." Rm. 102, LeConte Hall.

Ari Levine – Read-Write Memory: How to Translate Images of Early Modern Chinese Cityscapes into Texts (and Back Again)
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 | 4:00pm
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Fellows lecture. Ari Daniel Levine is Associate Professor of History. He is a cultural historian of early modern China. Jackson St. Building, Rm. 123.
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Guest speaker: Andrea Gayoso
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 | 3:30pm
Andrea Gayoso (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay) will present, "Nuns, Jews, and Muslims: Convivencia in Medieval Spain." Rm. 102, LeConte Hall.

Academic Majors Fair
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 | 10:00am to 2:00pm
Interested in adding History as a major or minor? Join us at the SGA Majors Fair today at the Tate Center Grand Hall, 10am-2pm. This is a great opportunity for your students to find a second major or minor, explore study abroad opportunities, or meet with a career counselor. It will also be a blue card event and we will be raffling off four early registrations to students that attend.

Guest speaker: Andrea Gayoso
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 | 3:30pm
Andrea Gayoso (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay) will present, "On Nuns and Notaries: Feminine Identity in 13th - Century Burgos." Rm. 102, LeConte Hall.

Northeast Georgia National History Day Competition
Saturday, February 9th, 2013 | 8:00am to 1:00pm
Middle- and high-school students from 32 Georgia counties present their original historical research at the University of Georgia Center for Cont Ed. The 2013 theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Events, Ideas."
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Guest speaker: Juan Manuel Casal
Friday, February 8th, 2013 | 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Juan Manuel Casal (Universidad de Montevideo) will present, "Militarism in Latin America: Cultural Heritage or Foreign Influences?" Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.

Job Talk: Middle East
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
History presentation in Rm. 101 LeConte Hall. All history dept. faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Guest speaker: Juan Mauel Casal
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 | 2:00pm
Juan Manuel Casal (Universidad de Montevideo) will present, "National Security Regimes in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, 1964-1990." Rm. 321, LeConte Hall.

Job Talk: Middle East
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
History presentation in Rm. 101 LeConte Hall. All history dept. faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Guest speaker: Juan Manuel Casal
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 | 2:00pm
Juan Manuel Casal (Universidad de Montevideo) will present, "Authoritarian Reform in Argentina and Brazil: Peronismo and Varguismo Compared". Rm. 321, LeConte Hall.

  January
History and Gender Workshop: Jennifer Heuer
Thursday, January 31st, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
The History and Gender Workshop is sponsoring a guest lecture by Professor Jennifer Heuer of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her talk is entitled "From Firebrands to Fretters? Mothers and War from the French Revolution to the Restoration" This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and the History Department. Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Pi Induction
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 | 7:00pm
Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, will hold the annual induction ceremony and meeting in Rm. 101 LeConte Hall, at 7pm.

Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative series: James C. Cobb
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 | 4pm
James C. Cobb will present the first lecture in the Global Georgia Initiative, as part of a new Wilson center series of speakers. Cobb will discuss "De-Mystifying Dixie: Southern History and Culture in Global Perspective" in the UGA Chapel.
The B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor in the History of the American South, Cobb is the author of a number of books, including Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity (Oxford University Press, 2005), Georgia Odyssey: A Short History of the State (UGA Press, 2008) and The South and America Since World War II (Oxford, 2010).
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Mock Job Talk: Tore Olsson
Friday, January 25th, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
You are invited to a mock job talk in preparation for campus interviews. The talk is titled, "Transnational Agrarian Dialogues: The American South and Mexico, 1900-1950." A Q&A will follow the talk. There will be pizza provided by the HGSA's Student Speaker Series fund. Tore Olsson is the Ambrose Monell Fellow in Technology and Democracy, Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2012-2013 and Ph.D. Candidate, U.S. & Latin American History.

Job Talk: Middle East
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
History presentation in Rm. 101 LeConte Hall. All history dept. faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 | 12:30pm
Topic: "Conference Papers and Panel Proposals" presented by Dr. Ari Levine. Rm. 320 LeConte Hall.

Ari Levine: Dislocated Memories: Urban Space and Diasporic Nostaligia in Song China
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | 4:00pm
Dr. Levine is Associate Professor of History. He is a cultural historian of early modern China. This is a Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Fellows lecture. Jackson St. Building, Rm. 123.

127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 to Sunday, January 6th, 2013
The 127th annual meeting of the Association will be held in New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans.
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  December
Grades Due
Monday, December 17th, 2012 | 5:00pm
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Kevin Young
Monday, December 17th, 2012 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Kevin Young will take his oral examinations in the faculty lounge, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. The Major Professor is John Inscoe. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Commencement
Friday, December 14th, 2012
Undergraduate Commencement, 9:30a.m. Stegeman Coliseum. Graduate Commencement, 2:30p.m. Stegeman Coliseum.
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Final Exams
Monday, December 10th, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Final Exams
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 to Friday, December 7th, 2012
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Reading Day
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Friday Class Schedule In Effect
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
For the Fall Semester 2012, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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  November
M.A. Thesis Defense: Andrew Epstein
Friday, November 30th, 2012 | 9:30am
Andrew Epstein will defend his thesis entitled, "Unsettled New York: Land, Law and Haudenosaunee Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Century." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Leah Richier
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 | 9:30am to 12:30pm
Leah Richier will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. The Major Professor is Stephen Berry. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Kainien C. Morel
Monday, November 26th, 2012 | 12:00pm
Kainien Morel will defend his thesis entitled, "Overthrowing Tashkent: The Demise of the Soviet-American Consensus Over the Asian Subcontinent Following the Second Kashmir War." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John H. Morrow Jr. jmorrow@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Holidays: Thanksgiving
Monday, November 19th, 2012 to Friday, November 23rd, 2012
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History and Gender Workshop
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
The workshop will discuss "I Railly Thought Ol' Miss wuz an Angel": Post-bellum Convergence Histories by Ex-Slaveholding Women and Former Bondspeople in the Religious Milieu, by Katherine Rohrer. LeConte Hall Rm. 320. For information, contact ljdavis@uga.edu.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Hayden Smith
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Hayden Smith will defend his dissertation entitled, "Rich Swamps and Rice Grounds: The Specialization of Inland Rice Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1861." The Major Professor is Dr. Paul Sutter. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Program at historyy@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Phi Alpha Theta Epsilon Pi History Honor Society Movie Night
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 | 6:00pm
For Phi Alpha Theta members - History discussion and a movie at 6pm in LeConte 101. Dinner will be provided for Phi Alpha Theta members! Please email Brad at bradburz@uga.edu if you have any questions. Dr. Drake will be showing a movie on the Cane Toad, and lecturing on the unintended consequences of the human introduction of foreign species to an environment. We are really excited about this opportunity and we hope that all of our members come out to enjoy this awesome lecture with us! Also, that date, November 7th, will be the deadline to get new member dues to a member of the Exec Board, the Treasurer or President treasurer. If you wish to be inducted into Phi Alpha Theta this year, we must have a check made out to Phi Alpha Theta Epsilon Pi, or cash, for $45 dollars, by November 7th.

Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 | 12:30pm
Associate Professor Stephen Mihm will lead a Professional Development Workshop on "organizing your research" in Rm. 320, LeConte Hall.

Humanities and Arts Grants Town Hall
Monday, November 5th, 2012 | 4:00pm
Please join us in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center for a town hall meeting to discuss support for external grant applications with Willson Center Associate Academic Director Stephen Berry (History Dept.) and panelists William Kretzschmar (chair), Nicholas Allen, Celeste Condit, Lisa Fusillo, and Richard Gordon. Professor Berry also invites you to take part in a survey on external grants. Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts.
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Politics of Politics Film Series
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 | 6:30pm
A screening of "The Candidate." Introductions provided by Brian Drake, lecturer in history. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Light refreshments served. Part of the Ready, Steady, Vote! Program Series. Location: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 South Hull Street

History Lecture
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 | 4:00pm
"Muckworm Wordlings, Scarlet Stains and Glorious Lovers: the Varieties and Uses of Dissenting Verse, 1600-1700," George Southcombe, Oxford University. Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Rm. 285, 300 South Hull Street.

Graduate Program Fall Meeting
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
For Graduate students in the History Dept. Meet with the Graduate Coordinator to discuss the program and answer your questions. Pizza and drinks will be provided for lunch! Please RSVP to kahorney@uga.edu.

Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting: Mobile, Alabama
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 to Sunday, November 4th, 2012
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel Mobile, Alabama
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  October
History Department Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:45pm
For History Dept. faculty. Rm. 101, LeConte Hall.

Fall break: no classes.
Friday, October 26th, 2012
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History and Gender Workshop
Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
We will be workshopping a paper by Dr. Timothy Cleaveland. This paper, "Milk Kinship in Islamic West and Northwest Africa and the Intellectual Construction of the Body," is part of a greater book project on milk-kinship. LeConte Hall Rm. 320. For information, contact ljdavis@uga.edu.

Civil War Lecture
Sunday, October 21st, 2012 | 2:30pm
"Understanding the Civil War in Georgia," John Inscoe, editor of "The Civil War in Georgia," published in 2011 by the UGA Press. Meet-the-author reception and book signing at 2:30 p.m. with the talk beginning at 3 p.m. Jackson Street Building, 285 S. Jackson St.

Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Friday, October 19th, 2012 | 3:30pm
Assistant Professor James Gigantino from the University of Arkansas (Georgia PhD 2010) will lead a Professional Development Workshop on "the job search and junior faculty responsibilities" in Room 320, LeConte Hall.

Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 | 12:00pm

Phi Alpha Theta Open House
Thursday, October 11th, 2012 | 6:00pm
Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Inc. The National History Honor Society, will host an open house on Thursday for all interested students. Pizza, fun History trivia and information will be provided. Thursday, Rm. 101 LeConte Hall. Or check us out on Facebook!

History Graduate Student Speaker Series
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Steve Huggins will be presenting a piece titled "The Mask of Grotius: The United States Use of Terror as Policy, from its Colonial Origins to World War II" in Rm. 320, LeConte Hall.

  September
Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Assistant Professor Daniel Rood will lead a Professional Development Workshop on "networking at professional conferences" in Rm. 320, LeConte Hall.

History Graduate Student Book Sale
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 to Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | 9:00am to 4:00pm
Books of all types and genres will be available at very low prices. Fiction, non-fiction etc. Proceeds benefit the History Graduate Student Association. Location: LeConte Hall Plaza outdoors. (Rain cancels.)

History Dept. Fall Reception
Friday, September 14th, 2012 | 5:00pm
For History Dept. Faculty, staff, and graduate students: the History Department will sponsor a Fall Reception on Friday at the home of Allan Kulikoff. This event is 'potluck' please bring your favorite dish! Beverages and a main dish will be provided.

History Graduate Student Speaker Series
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dave Thomson will be presenting a conference paper titled "'The Will of God Prevails': Ministerial Influence on Union Diplomacy" in Rm. 320, LeConte Hall.

  August
History Graduate student 1st Year Committee Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday, August 30th, 2012 | 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Welcome to the department for new graduate students and returning students. Please bring your lunch and join the 1st year committee on Thursday in Rm. 320. Please contact Robbie at rpoister@uga.edu if you have any questions.

Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Jun Suk Hyun
Friday, August 24th, 2012 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Jun Suk Hyun will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor William Stueck at wstueck@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Undergraduate Add Period Ends
Friday, August 17th, 2012 | 12:00am to 11:59pm

Annual Meeting for New Graduate Students in History
Monday, August 13th, 2012 | 8:45am to 10:00am
History dept. meeting for new Graduate students in History - attendance is required. Rm. 320 LeConte Hall, on the 3rd floor. Please come early - Refreshments will be provided before the meeting starts.

Teaching Assistant Orientation
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 | 8:45am to 12:30pm
All new graduate teaching and laboratory assistants who will have instructional responsibilities during 2012-2013 are required to attend the Orientation for Graduate Teaching and Laboratory Assistants. This includes laboratory and teaching assistants as well as other graduate classifications who will be serving as instructors. In addition, returning GTAs and GLAs are welcome to attend the sessions of interest to them. If you have specific questions regarding the orienation please contact Paul Quick in the Center for Teaching and Learning at (706) 542-0534.
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Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 | 9:00am to 11:30am
Required for all new graduate students in history. Location: Athens Classic Center, Grand Hall, 300 N. Thomas Street. Contact Judy Milton, jmilton@uga.edu, in the Graduate School for additional information.

The Graduate Student Organization usually conducts a short tour and holds a welcome luncheon for new students after the Graduate School Orientation on Wednesday from 11:30 am-2:00 pm. More information about this event will be available in late spring.
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  July
M.A.Thesis Defense: Robert Poister
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | 11:00am
Robert Poister will defend his thesis entitled, "The Business of Exile: The Money and Memory of a "Confederate" Family in Cuba" on Monay. The Major Professor is Dr. John Inscoe. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: La Shonda Mims
Friday, July 20th, 2012 | 10:00am
La Shonda Mims will defend her dissertation entitled, "Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists: Lesbians, Identity, and the New South." The Major Professor is Dr. James Cobb. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Quin'Nita Cobbins
Thursday, July 19th, 2012 | 9:30am
Quin'Nita Cobbins will defend her thesis entitled, "Making "Good" Citizens: Education, Citizenship, and the National Association of Colored Women, 1920-1941" on Thursday. The Major Professor is Dr. Chana Kai Lee. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Laura J. Davis
Friday, July 13th, 2012 | 1:00pm
Laura Davis will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  June
PhD Dissertation Defense: W. Thomas Okie
Monday, June 18th, 2012 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Thomas Okie will defend his dissertation entitled, ""Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia": Culture and Agriculture in the American South." The Major Professor is Dr. Paul S. Sutter. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  May
PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Samuel McGuire
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Samuel McGuire will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. The Major Professor is John Inscoe. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

UGA Commencement
Friday, May 11th, 2012
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Reading Day
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.
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  April
PhD Dissertation Defense: Christopher A. Huff
Friday, April 27th, 2012 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Christopher Huff will defend his dissertation entitled, "A New Way of Living Together: A History of Atlanta's Hip Community, 1965-1973". The Major Professor is Dr. Robert Pratt. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Master's Thesis Defense: Brad A. Wood
Friday, April 27th, 2012 | 2:00pm
Brad Wood will defend his thesis entitled, "Sacrificed to Capital: The Degradation of Textile Workers in the Early Postwar Era" on Friday. The Major Professor is Dr. Bethany Moreton. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Timothy Johnson
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 | 2:00pm
Timothy Johnson will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Master's Thesis Defense: M. McNeill Smart
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | 8:00am
McNeill Smart will defend her thesis entitled, ""We Have Improvised": The Anglo-American Alliance and Axis Prisoners of War in World War II" on Thursday. The Major Professor is Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Lesley-Ann Reed
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | 10:00am
Lesley-Ann Reed will defend her dissertation entitled, "'Smells like Money': The Rise and Fall of a Paper Dream in Dixie, 1920-1975." The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Guest Lecture: Mark Wilson
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 | 3:30pm
Mark Wilson will be presenting "War and Capitalism in United States History: Reconsiderations" Location: Room 221, LeConte Hall.

  March
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Hogg, University of Liverpool
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 | 3:30pm
Dr. Jonathan Hogg of the University of Liverpool will present a paper in 101 LeConte on Thursday. Dr. Hogg's visit is part of the Franklin International Faculty Exchange (FIFE) program.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Zachary Smith
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | 9:00am
Zachary Smith will defend his dissertation entitled, "That Liberty Shall Not Perish:"American Propaganda and the Politics of Fear, 1914-1919 on Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer Geoff Eley
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | 4:00pm
"The Past Under Erasure: History, Memory, and the Contemporary," Geoff Eley, historian. Rm. 248 Miller Learning Center. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, as well as by the departments of History, Germanic and Slavic Studies, and English.

Guest Speaker: Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | 12:30pm
Prof. Morantz-Sanchez will give a talk on her current research project, on Friday in LeConte Hall Rm. 221. Her talk is entitled "The Personal is Political: A Biography of Rose Pastor Stokes," and it examines "a range of historical changes affecting Jewish and American life in the U. S. Progressive period: in particular, immigration, political reform, shifting understandings of race, gender, and class, Jewish-American acculturation, the relationship of Jews to the history of the American left, and the role of Jews in progressive reform politics." It is sponsored by the University of Georgia History and Gender Workshop. Prof. Morantz-Sanchez's visit is supported by the UGA President’s Venture Fund, with the assistance of Dean Barbara Schuester of the UGA Medical Partnership.

Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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Visiting Lecturer: Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 | 5:00pm
Prof. Morantz-Sanchez will be presenting "What's History Got to Do with It: Four Decades of Scholarship on Gender and Medicine," on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in MLC 148 and will be followed by a reception in the North Tower of the MLC, to which everyone is invited. Morantz-Sanchez is the author of three critically acclaimed books on women and medicine in nineteenth-century America. The talk is sponsored by the University of Georgia History and Gender Workshop. Prof. Morantz-Sanchez's visit is supported by the UGA President's Venture Fund, with the assistance of Dean Barbara Schuester of the UGA Medical Partnership.

Noel Ignatiev on Reconstruction
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 | 12:30pm
Acclaimed historian Noel Ignatiev, author of How the Irish Became White, will give a public lecture in 101 LeConte Hall contrasting Eric Foner's and W.E.B. DuBois' interpretations of the Reconstruction period. Organized by the History of Capitalism Group. This is a UGA Blue Card event.

Spring Break
Monday, March 12th, 2012 to Friday, March 16th, 2012
No UGA classes.

Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Kylie Horney
Thursday, March 8th, 2012 | 11:00am
Kylie Horney will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series: Diane Batts Morrow
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 | 12:20pm to 1:10pm
Dr. Diane Batts Morrow, Department of History and Department of African American Studies, will give a talk on "The Oblate Sisters of Providence During the Civil War Era" on Friday. Rm. 250 Miller Learning Center. This is a UGA Blue Card event.

Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Katherine Rohrer
Thursday, March 1st, 2012 | 3:30pm
Katherine Rohrer will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Stephen Mihm at mihm@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  February
Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 | 12:30pm
Graduate student workshop series, "How to Turn a Seminar Paper into a Publishable Article" with Dr. Hamilton. Rm. 320 LeConte Hall. Please RSVP to Kylie at kahorney@uga.edu. Lunch will be provided.

Film - Double Victory: the Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
Friday, February 24th, 2012 | 6:00pm
This documentary film, produced by George Lucas, is a companion to his feature film, "Red Tails," and was aired on The History Channel. Dr. John Morrow, history, who appeared in the documentary, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward. Location: Rm. 171 Miller Learning Center. Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies and the Department of History.

Student Speaker Series: Alisha Cromwell
Friday, February 24th, 2012 | 4:30pm
History Graduate Student Speaker Series: We will be workshopping Alisha Cromwell's paper, "George Fitzhugh, Charles Fourier, and Revolutionary France: Proslavery Thought and Utopian Socialism in the Antebellum South." Please come prepared with detailed feedback. Location: Magnolias (off-campus)

History and Gender Workshop
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 | 12:30pm
History Graduate students are invited to attend this month's History and Gender Workshop in LeConte Hall, Rm. 320. Dr. Palmer will be presenting her paper "White Subjects: Constructing Race and Gender through Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century France." Lunch will be provided. For information, please contact Jennifer at jmalto@uga.edu.

Capitalism in America: A New History (State of the Art Conference)
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 | 9:00am to 5:00pm
Shane Hamilton, Stephen Mihm, and Bethany Moreton, assisted by Alisha Cromwell, Andrew Epstein, and Brad Wood, are hosting a "State of the Art" conference at the new UGA Special Collections Library. Top scholars in the history of American capitalism will speak on key issues at stake in this emerging field. Along with our own colleague Allan Kulikoff, the speakers include: Tracy Deutsch, Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota; Colleen Dunlavy, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Sarah Haley, Visiting Fellow, Princeton University; Peter James Hudson, Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt University; Richard John, Professor of History, Columbia University; Naomi Lamoreaux, Professor of Economics and History, Yale; Jessica Lepler, Assistant Professor of History, University of New Hampshire; Suzanna Reiss, Assistant Professor of History, University of Hawai'i.

All members of the UGA community are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. The conference website includes abstracts of all talks and a complete schedule of events.

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  January
Dept. of Geography Colloquium Series: Shane Hamilton
Friday, January 27th, 2012 | 3:30pm
Associate Prof. of History Shane Hamilton will speak on the topic: The American Supermarket and the Cold War "Farms Race" in the Geography building, Room 200C.

History Department Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 | 12:300pm to 1:30pm
For History Dept. faculty. Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday)
Monday, January 16th, 2012 | 12:00pm
No classes. UGA offices are closed.

Spring 2012 classes begin Jan. 9.
Monday, January 9th, 2012
Drop for undergraduate level courses is Jan 9-12. Add for undergraduate level courses is Jan. 9 - 13.
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  December
UGA Commencement
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Undergraduate Commencement is at 9:30am. Stegeman Coliseum. Graduate student Commencement is at 2:30 pm, Stegeman Coliseum. Please see the Registrar's website for further details.
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Reading Day
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.
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Friday Class Schedule in Effect
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Note: For the Fall Semester 2011, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 6. 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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  August
Fall Semester 2011 classes begin Monday.
Monday, August 15th, 2011
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New Graduate Student meeting
Monday, August 15th, 2011 | 8:30am to 9:30am
History dept. meeting for new Graduate students in History (required). Rm. 341 LeConte Hall, on the 3rd floor. Refreshments will be provided.

Orientation for GraduateTeaching and Laboratory Assistants
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 | 8:45am to 12:30pm
Location: Rm. 101, Miller Learning Center. All new graduate teaching and laboratory assistants who will have instructional responsibilities during 2011-2012 are required to attend the Orientation for Graduate Teaching and Laboratory Assistants. This includes laboratory and teaching assistants as well as other graduate classifications who will be serving as instructors. In addition, returning GTAs and GLAs are welcome to attend the sessions of interest to them. If you have specific questions regarding the orienation please contact Paul Quick in the Center for Teaching and Learning at (706)542-0534. The orientation program is available from the homepage of the Center for Teaching and Learning website.
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UGA Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 | 9:00am to 11:30am
Attendance is required for all new graduate students in History. Location: Athens Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601. Please contact Judy Milton in the Graduate School, jmilton@uga.edu or 706-425-2953, with any questions. At this time, the Graduate Student Association plans to host a welcome party immediately following the Graduate School orientation from 11:30-2:00 in the Miller Learning Center, Wednesday, August 10. The Graduate and Professional Scholars will also have a welcome event before classes begin on Monday, August 15.
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Summer commencement
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 | 9:30am
Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony Ceremony. Stegeman Coliseum.
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Final Exams for Thru Session August 4-5
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 to Friday, August 5th, 2011
Thursday and Friday. Grades Due Aug. 8, 5pm.

Short Session II Final Exams Thursday.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Grades due Monday August 8, 5pm.

Thru Session classes end Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Short Session II classes end Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

  July
Short Session I Final Exams
Friday, July 8th, 2011
Friday. Grades due July 11, 5pm.
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Short Session II classes begin Friday.
Friday, July 8th, 2011

Short Session I classes end Thursday.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Holiday: 4th of July
Monday, July 4th, 2011
No classes on Monday. Offices will be closed.

  June
MA Thesis Defense: Erika Mostekller
Monday, June 13th, 2011 | 12:00pm
Erika Mosteller will defend her thesis entitled, "Pruning the Tree of Liberty: The Limits of the Early French Abolition Movement" . The Major Professor is Dr. Laura Mason. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Program at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Maymester grades due
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Deadline: 5pm.
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Summer Session I And Thru Session Classes begin
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Classes begin on Friday.
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Maymester Final Exams
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Wednesday.
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Last day of class for Maymester.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Tuesday.
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  May
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 30th, 2011

Maymester classes begin
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Spring Commencement
Friday, May 13th, 2011
Graduate student Commencement, 10:00am, Stegeman Coliseum. Undergraduate Commencement, 7 pm, Sanford Stadium.
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Grades Due by 7 PM
Friday, May 13th, 2011

Spring 2011 Final Exams
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
May 4 - 6, 9, 10; Wed. - Fri.; Mon. - Tues.

Reading Day
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Spring Classes End
Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Spring 2012 Final Exams
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 to Sunday, May 8th, 2011 | 1
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  April
History Dept. Annual Awards Reception
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Save the Date. The history department will hold its spring reception and awards banquet on Wed. April 27, 5-7 pm in Demosthenian Hall. Dinner will be provided, and partners and families are welcome. Please plan on joining us to congratulate our awards recipients.

Master's Thesis Defense: Angela E. Elder
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | 9:30am
Angela Elder will defend her thesis entitled, "Grieving for a Nation: From Wife to Widow in the Confederate South" on Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor at berry@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Phi Alpha Theta Dinner Lecture: Dr. Benjamin Ehlers
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | 6:30pm
Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, is hosting a dinner lecture with Dr. Ehlers on Tuesday evening at the East West Bistro, downtown Athens. Dr. Ehler's topic is "Actually, Everybody Expected the Spanish Inquisition." A limited number of tickets are available to UGA staff, faculty and students and will be available in Rm. 200 LeConte Hall on Tuesday April 19 from 12-3pm for Phi Alpha Theta Members, History faculty and history graduate Students. Tickets to other UGA students and the UGA community will be sold April 20-21 and Monday April 25 from 12-3pm. Dinner tickets: $15.00 (with gratuity.) Contact: Kelsey Shearman kshearma@uga.edu

Master's Thesis Defense: Levi T. Collins
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | 11:15am
Levi Collins will defend his thesis entitled, "Rooted in the Old Soil: Emma Goldman's Path to Sexual Modernism" on Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. Shane Hamilton. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor at shamilto@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Lecture: Dr. Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 | 4:00pm
Dr. Brown-Nagin is the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. She will speak on her new book "Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement." Location: UGA Chapel. Contact: ashlandj@uga.edu. Sponsored by School of Law's American Constitution Society, the Department of History, and other departments.

Master's Thesis Defense: Sean H. Vanatta
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 | 10:00am
Sean Vanatta will defend his thesis entitled, "A Crisis of Credit: Jimmy Carter, Citibank, and the Political Economy of Consumer Credit, 1958-1985" on Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Mihm. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor at mihm@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

UGA War and Society Film Series: "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara"
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
UGA's War and Society Workshop presents a screening of the film "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara" in LeConte Hall Rm.221. Screening preceded by historical and critical commentary.
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Honors Day ceremony.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 | 2:00pm
Ceremony honoring the top five percent students by college and school; and faculty and student recipients of awards for outstanding performance. Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center.

Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Derek Bentley
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 | 9:00am to 12:00pm
Derek Bentley will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Thomas Chase Hagood
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Chase Hagood will defend his dissertation entitled, "Rewriting the Frontier: Making History in Tuscaloosa, Alabama" on Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. Allan Kulikoff. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor at kulikoff@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

History Graduate Student Book Sale
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 to Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 | 8:30am to 3:00pm
Books of all types and genres will be available at very low prices. Fiction, non-fiction etc. Proceeds benefit the History Graduate Student Association. Location: LeConte Hall Plaza outdoors. (Rain cancels.)

  March
Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Pi: Chapter Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 | 6:30pm
Induction is going to be held at the Cobb House, which is located at 175 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30601 (near downtown and off Prince Ave). Dress is Sunday best, if you will. We'll be taking pictures. There will be refreshments and afterwards, a group of us may go downtown and grab some dinner, so feel free to join in! We will need some volunteers to help with the set up (nothing major, so don't fret). Please let me know if you can help out. We will meet at the Cobb House at about 5:00 on Wednesday. Also, for those of you interested in a leadership position, we'll discuss it at induction. All of the positions are up for grabs (president, vice president secretary, treasurer, and historian). If you want honors cords for graduation, we will be collecting the money at induction. For more information, please contact Kelsey Shearman, PAT President at kshearma@uga.edu.
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Workshop in the Cultural History of Capitalism
Friday, March 25th, 2011 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sterling Evans, the Louise Welsh Chair of Oklahoma, Southern Plains, and Borderlands History at the University of Oklahoma, will present from his work in progress: "Damming Sonora: An Environmental and Transnational History of Water, Agriculture, and Society in Northwest Mexico." We will meet at 4pm in Room 320 of LeConte Hall.
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Spring Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, March 24th, 2011

PhD Dissertation Defense: Robert Neil Smith
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Robert Smith will defend his dissertation entitled, ""An Evil Day in Georgia" The Executions of Clifford Thompson and Hugh Moss and The Death Penalty in Georgia" Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. James Cobb. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Spring Break
Monday, March 14th, 2011 to Friday, March 18th, 2011

History Department's Retired Faculty/Staff Veterans Luncheon
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 | 11:50am
The history department's retired faculty veterans will meet for their annual luncheon at Ryan's (near Lowe's and Home Depot and across from Walmart on Epps Bridge Road). This is an informal, Dutch treat affair. Any current LeConte Hall faculty member or graduate student or staff member who has served on active duty in America's armed forces is welcome, along with spouse or date. Also welcome are veterans in the Folio Book Club and in the Office of the University Architects, some of whom have joined us in the past. There are no dues or elections or agendas or anything else resembling a formal faculty meeting. We simply gather, give quick introductions and enjoy fellowship. If you plan to come, drop me an e-mail or give me phone call. If you decide at the last minute, come anyway. Nash Boney 706-549-6677 (home) 706-542-7895 (office) nboney@uga.edu

Midterm of Spring Semester
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

  February
Visiting Lecturer: Historian Peter Wood
Thursday, February 24th, 2011 | 5:00pm
Historian Peter H. Wood will be discussing his new book, Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer's Civil War (Harvard UP). At the Georgia Museum in the main auditorium. Wood is Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University.
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Panel Discussion on the Egyptian Revolution
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 | 4:00pm
Panelists: Muhammad Abulezz, graduate student in the department of religion; Sherry Lowrance, assistant professor of international affairs; Adam Sabra, associate professor of history. Moderated by Francis Assaf, Distinguished Research Professor of French. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. 148 Miller Learning Center. Contact asabra@uga.edu

Willson Center Roundtable Discussion: "The Future of Graduate Education in the Humanities"
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 | 4:00pm
Hugh Ruppersburg, English, will moderate. Panelists: Ben Ehlers (history), Martin Kagel (Germanic and Slavic Studies), Nicolas Lucero (Romance Languages), Jed Rasula (English) and Susan Thomas (musicology). introduce the issue. 148 Miller Learning Center. Contact: 706-542-3966, jdingus@uga.edu. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

  January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Holiday, no classes. UGA offices will be closed.
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Spring 2011 Classes Begin
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Due to inclement weather, UGA classes will begin Thursday Jan 13 at 11am for Spring 2011.
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  December
Christmas Holidays
Monday, December 27th, 2010 to Friday, December 31st, 2010 | 1
UGA offices are closed.

Fall Semester Grades Due
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 | 5:00pm

Fall Semester Commencement
Friday, December 17th, 2010
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Oral Comprehensive Examinations: L. Kathryn Tucker
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Kathryn Tucker will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor James Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Fall Semester Final Exams
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 to Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Dec. 9, 10, 13, 14, 15
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Oral Comprehensive Examinations: James Welborn
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
James H. Welborn will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Stephen Berry at berry@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Reading Day
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Friday Cass Shedule in Effect
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
For the Fall Semester 2010, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday. 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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Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Hannah Waits
Monday, December 6th, 2010 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Hannah Waits will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Bethany Moreton at moreton@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  November
Thanksgiving break
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 to Friday, November 26th, 2010
No classes.

MA Thesis Defense: Daphney Pascal
Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Daphney Pascal will defend her thesis entitled, "Crisis in Haiti: The American Occupation 1915-1934." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Reinaldo Roman at rroman@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Drew Swanson
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Drew Swanson will defend his dissertation entitled, "Land of the Bright Leaf: Yellow Tobacco, Environment, and Culture along the Border of Virginia and North Carolina." The Major Professor is Paul Sutter.The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Ichiro Miyata
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
Ichiro Miyata will defend his dissertation entitled, ""Setting Atlanta in Motion": The Making and Unmaking of Metropolitan Atlanta's "Public" Transit, 1952-1981" Tuesday. The Major Professor is Dr. Bryant Simon. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

So. Historical Association Annual Meeting 2010
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 to Sunday, November 7th, 2010
The conference this year will be held at the Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina. Please see our web site for details.
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  October
Fall break
Friday, October 29th, 2010
No classes. UGA offices will remain open.

Tenth Annual Exhibition of The Stephen Elliot Draper Center and Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010 to Saturday, October 30th, 2010 | 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sponsored by University of Georgia Libraries, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Through Saturday, October 30, 2010. Turner Gallery, Hargrett Library, 3rd Floor, Main Library. Contact: 706-542-7123, hargrett@uga.edu

Visit the Mobile Museum of Modern-Day Slavery
Thursday, October 21st, 2010 | 9:00am
The Mobile Museum of Modern-Day Slavery will visit the UGA Campus, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the NO8 parking lot off of Thomas and East Campus Rd at the end of Baldwin Street. The museum, which began touring in Collier County [Florida] three weeks ago, includes a replica of the 24-foot cargo truck that five field bosses, members of the Navarrette family, used to enslave and brutalize 12 Mexican and Guatemalan farmworkers. Led by Cesar and Geovanni, the Navarrete clan took the workers' IDs and locked the men in boxes, shacks and trucks on their property. The men were chained, beaten and forced to work on farms in the Carolinas and Florida.
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Fall Semester Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Amanda and Greg Gregory Lecture
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | 5:00pm
Sponsored by the department of history. "Southern Dissent and Outrage: Community, Race and Kinship in the Civil War Era," Victoria Bynum, professor emeritus of history at Texas State University, San Marcos, gives the first Amanda and Greg Gregory Lecture. Her talk will give a broad overview of how she came to write her latest book and why she feels it is important to remember the Southerners who dissented. 5:00 p.m. Chapel. Reception and book signing follows in Room 100 of Old College. Contact: 706-542-1830, hpy@uga.edu
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Dr. Victoria Bynum: Closed door session for History Graduate Students
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | 10:00am
This week Dr. Victoria Bynum, renown Civil War historian and author of Unruly Women and The Free State of Jones, will be visiting UGA as our Gregory Guest Lecturer for Fall 2010. While she will be participating in many events during her stay, October 18-22, she has a particular event catered just to graduate students in the History program. Closed door sessions allow graduate students to discuss freely with established historians about the profession, the field, and the journey of school to professorship. So bring questions or concerns for Dr. Bynum! Please RSVP by Tuesday night to richier@uga.edu Location: Conference Rm. OR Rm. 320 if a larger room is needed.

Honors Program 50th anniversary lecture
Friday, October 15th, 2010 | 3:00pm
The University of Georgia Honors Program is hosting a special lecture celebration of its 50th anniversary. Honors alumnus and UGA history professor James C. Cobb will speak at 3 p.m. in the University Chapel. Reception follows in Moore College. Contact: 706-583-0698

Phi Alpha Theta Movie Night presents: "Danton"
Monday, October 11th, 2010 | 7:00pm
Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society, will be screening the film:"Danton," presented by Dr. Steve Soper, history lecturer at UGA. There will be free pizza and drinks! Everyone is invited, but please RSVP to kshearm@uga.edu. Rm. 101 LeConte Hall, 7 p.m.
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Alejandro Velasco, New York University: "'La Pelea Era Brava': Guerrilla War, Electoral Politics, and the Popular Dimensions of Radicalism in 1960s Caracas, Venezuela"
Friday, October 1st, 2010 | 3:30pm
Presented by The Georgia Seminar on Culture, Power, and History. Location: Baldwin Hall Rm.114A. Please note that these are not lectures but discussions of work-in-progress. The paper is made available a week before the session at www.uga.edu/gcph. After a brief introduction, the session is opened up for an extended question and answer period between the author and those attending who have previously read the paper. For more information on this series as well as other upcoming workshop presentations please visit our website or contact Rebecca Hanson at beccara606@gmail.com
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  September
Georgia Workshop in Early American History & Culture
Friday, September 24th, 2010 | 3:45pm
Peter Charles Hoffer will present from his work, "A Partnership of Equals: Benjamin Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Birth of The Modern World." Location: Room 201 Conference Rm., LeConte Hall,
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War & Society Workshop: Judkin Browning, Appalachian State U
Friday, September 17th, 2010 | 3:00pm
A roundtable discussion of a chapter of Browning's forthcoming book, "Wearing the Mask of Nationality Lightly: The Effects of Union Military Occupation during the Civil War". Dr. Browning received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia in 2006 and is now Assistant Professor of History at Appalachian State. He is also the editor of "The Southern Mind Under Union Rule: The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865" (UPF, 2009), which Richard M. Reid (University of Guelph) applauds for offering "a rare glimpse into the mind of an ardent Confederate sympathizer living under Union control."

M.A. Thesis Defense: Timothy Johnson
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 | 8:00am to 11:00am
Timothy Johnson will defend his thesis, "Growth Industry: Fertilizer and the Politics of Agriculture on the Georgia Cotton Belt, 1840-1900." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Shane Hamilton at shamilto@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 6th, 2010
No classes. UGA offices closed.

  August
History Discussion: Dr. Gavin James Campbell
Friday, August 27th, 2010 | 3:00pm
Dr. Campbell will be on campus to workshop a part of his latest project--a dual biography of Niijima Jo (a samurai who traveled from Meiji Japan to the immediate post-Civil War United States to learn the secret of western military capitalism) and Lafcadio Hearn (an American who traveled to Meiji, Japan to find an antidote to western pugnacity and alienation).
Dr. Campbell, a professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, is also the author of Music and the Making of a New South (UNC, 2003), which Benjamin Filene called a "lively and astute exploration of how southerners coped with fundamental tension and how even their musical 'diversions' were fraught with meaning." (Journal of Southern History, May 2005). (Dr. Campbell's visit is being co-sponsored by the Georgia Workshop in the Cultural History of Capitalism and the War & Society Workshop at the University of Georgia.) Rm. 102, LeConte Hall; please see the link below to view a copy of Dr. Campbell's paper.
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Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium
Friday, August 27th, 2010 to Saturday, August 28th, 2010 | 12:00pm
Department of History lecturer Montgomery Wolf will be giving the keynote address at 7 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall in the Hodgson School of Music.
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History Graduate Student Mentor Program: Brown Bag meeting
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Room 102 LeConte Hall. Bring your luinch!

Geography Colloquium Series: "Regional roots of Neoliberalism: Wal-Mart and the Washington Consensus"
Friday, August 20th, 2010 | 3:30pm
Bethany Moreton, history and women's studies. Refreshments will be provided. 3:30 p.m. 200C Geography-Geology building. Contact: 706-542-1753, fsarmien@uga.edu.

History Dept. Faculty Meeting
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 | 12:30pm
Rm. 101 LeConte Hall.

Fall classes begin
Monday, August 16th, 2010

Orientation for Teaching Assistants
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 | 8:45am to 12:30pm
All new graduate teaching and laboratory assistants who will have instructional responsibilities during 2010-2011 are required to attend the Orientation for Graduate Teaching and Laboratory Assistants. This includes laboratory and teaching assistants as well as other graduate classifications who will be serving as instructors. In addition, returning GTAs and GLAs are welcome to attend the sessions of interest to them. If you have specific questions regarding the orienation please contact Paul Quick in the Center for Teaching and Learning at (706) 542-0534. Registration starts at 8:45 outside of Room 101 in the Miller Learning Center. The orientation provides new GTAs and GLAs with information for teaching undergraduates and introduces instructional support systems available at the University. The orientation program is available from the Center for Teaching and Learning website.
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Graduate Student Orientation and Information Fair
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 | 9:00am to 11:30am
Attendance is required for all new graduate students in history. Location: Athens Classic Center, Grand Hall (downtown Athens). Please contact Judy Milton in the Graduate School, jmilton@uga.edu or 706-425-2953, with any questions.
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  July
Summer Commencement
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 | 9:30am
Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum.
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Summer Session II Final Exams
Friday, July 30th, 2010

Summer Session II classes end
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
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Summer Session II Withdrawal deadline
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

MA Thesis Defense: Heather Whittaker
Friday, July 16th, 2010 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Heather Whittaker will defend her thesis entitled, ""This, then, is America!": Unto These Hills and Appropriation of Native American History." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Claudio Saunt at csaunt@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

MA Thesis Defense: Ashton Ellett
Thursday, July 15th, 2010 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ashton Ellett will defend his thesis entitled, "Organizing the Right: Service Clubs, Conservatism, and the Origins of the Two-Party South in Cobb County, Georgia, 1942-1968." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Jim Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: Jason Kirby
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 | 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Jason Kirby will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor James Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

MA Thesis Defense: Meg Brearley
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 | 10:00am
Meg Brearley will defend her thesis entitled, "The Politics of Persuasion: The Language and Limits of the Long Career of Rebecca Latimer Felton." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Kathleen Clark at katclark@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Lin Mao
Friday, July 9th, 2010 | 8:00am to 11:00am
Lin Mao will defend his dissertation entitled, "Guns and Butter: Sino-American Relations and the Diplomacy of Modernization, 1966-1979." The Major Professor is William Stueck. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Independence Day holiday
Monday, July 5th, 2010
No classes. UGA offices closed.
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Summer Session II classes begin
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
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Summer Session I Final Exams
Thursday, July 1st, 2010

  June
Summer Session I classes end
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Summer Session I Withdrawal deadline
Monday, June 21st, 2010

An Historical Deliberation: "Slavery or Freedom Forever"
Friday, June 18th, 2010 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia [RFCLG] hosts National Issues Forums on a monthly basis at the Russell Library on the University of Georgia campus to explore new issue guides in a smaller group setting. This forum then is both an opportunity to travel back in time to troubled times before the Civil War when people were grappling with slavery and a chance to consider how the values that animated 19th century Americans continue to do so today. Russell Library Auditorium. Free!
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Summer Thru and I Sessions classes begin
Friday, June 4th, 2010
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: Beatrice Burton
Friday, June 4th, 2010 | 10:00am
Bea Burton will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor James Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Maymester Final Exams
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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Maymester classes end
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
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  May
Memorial Day holiday
Monday, May 31st, 2010
Monday. No classes. UGA offices closed.
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Film Showing: Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
This four-part series on PBS features UGA's Charles Hudson, retired professor of anthropology, and John Inscoe, professor of Southern history. The series runs through May 30. For air dates, check local PBS listings.
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Maymester Withdrawal deadline
Monday, May 24th, 2010

Spring 2010 Commencement
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
The Graduate Student Spring 2010 Commencement ceremony is at 10:00am on Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Stegeman Coliseum. The Spring Semester 2010 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 8, at 6:30 pm (note change in time from previous years) in Sanford Stadium. If Severe Weather is declared, the ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 9, at 1:30 pm in Sanford Stadium.
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MA Thesis Defense: Matthew Bentrott
Thursday, May 6th, 2010 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Matt Bentrott will defend his thesis entitled, "Rojos, Moros, y Negros: Race and the Spanish Civil War." The defense will be held in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Morrow at jmorrow@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: Michael Howell
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 | 9:00am to 12:00pm
Michael Howell will take his oral examinations in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Morrow, Jr. at jmorrow@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Spring 2010 Final Exams.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010 to Friday, May 7th, 2010
Monday - Friday.
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  April
Furlough Day.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated March 8 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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Reading Day.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
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Monday Class Schedule in Effect
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
For the Spring Semester 2010, the University will operate a Monday class schedule on Thursday. 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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Georgia Workshop in Early American History
Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Thomas Chase Hagood will present from his paper, "'I look upon the long journey, through the wilderness, with much pleasure:' Measuring the Landscapes of Tuscaloosa Migrations." This month’s Workshop will be in Room 322 in LeConte Hall, the main building for the History Department. Those coming to the seminar need to download and read the paper prior to the workshop. It can be accessed from our "Upcoming Events" section of the website at http://www.uga.edu/colonialseminar/Upcoming.htm
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MA Thesis Defense: Jennifer Schwartzberg
Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | 2:00pm
Jennifer Schwartzberg will defend her thesis entitled, "Race and Space: The Radical Nationalism of the Pan-German League." The defense will be held in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Morrow at jmorrow@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Panel discussion: "The United States of Terror--Three Centuries of World Experience with State-Sponsored Terrorism"
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 | 4:00pm
With historian Michael Fellman, Simon Fraser University. A panel discussion entitled "The United States of Terror: Three Centuries of World Experience with State-Sponsored Terrorism" will include History faculty Laura Mason and Bill Steuck, along with Amy Ross from Geography. Room 221 Leconte Hall. Contact: berry@uga.edu
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Lecture: "John Brown:Terrorism in a Slave Society"
Monday, April 26th, 2010 | 4:00pm
Speaker Michael Fellman, Simon Fraser University. 101 Miller Learning Center. Contact: berry@uga.edu
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Workshop in the Cultural History of Capitalism presents Julie Weise
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Dr. Julie Weise of California State-Long Beach will present "Citizens of Somewhere: Mexican Workers, Dixiecrats, and Mexican Bureaucrats in the Arkansas Delta, 1939-64." The event will be held in the Miller Learning Center; room TBA.
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Screening: Oral History with Lorena Weeks, Trailblazer for Equal Opportunity.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Dr. Kathleen Clark, Associate Professor of History at UGA will introduce the first public screening of film about Lorena Weeks, a Georgia woman and pioneer in labor equity for women who successfully challenged her employer, Southern Bell's refusal to hire women for certain jobs as a violation of Title 7 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Her case, Weeks v. Southern Bell helped to end employers' old practice of keeping women out of higher-paying positions by claiming that they required qualifications only men could fulfill. Questions, discussion and reception follow. Weeks will be a special honored guest at the event. Russell Library Auditorium. Sponsored by Richard B. Russell Library fior Political Research and Studies.Contact: 706-542-5766 jsevern@uga.edu

Lunchtime seminar with Julie Weise
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 12:15pm to 1:30pm
We will discuss a precirculated paper by Julie Weise (California State University-Long Beach), "Dispatches from the 'Viejo' New South: Historicizing Recent Latino Migrations" [click on link below for PDF]. Meet in Room 102, LeConte Hall.
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225 Symposium: Lecture
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 10:15am to 11:15am
James C. Cobb, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, will discuss the baby boomer generation in college. James C. Hearn, a professor at the Institute of Higher Education, will give the response and commentary. 50 Miller Learning Center. Contact: mwinston@uga.edu

225 Symposium: "Historical Images of the University of Georgia"
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 11:15am to 12:00pm
Presentation by Nash Boney, Professor Emeritus, Department of History. 150 Miller Learning Center. Contact: mwinston@uga.edu

PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: Kyle Osborn
Monday, April 19th, 2010 | 9:00am to 12:00pm
Kyle Osborn will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Inscoe at jinscoe@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

History Lecture: "The Murder of King James I"
Monday, April 19th, 2010 | 3:30pm
Thomas Cogswell, Professor of History, UC Riverside, one of the pioneers of the post-revisionist turn in early Stuart political history, will present a lecture on Monday in LeConte Hall, Rm. 135. Cogswell is currently working on a book entitled "Buckingham's Commonwealth: Faction, Ideology and the Transformation of Early Stuart England," and was a 1974 UGA history major.

Peter Ling lecture: "King's Duragraha: Can Martin Luther King be Classified as a Gandhian?"
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 | 3:30pm
Professor Peter Ling, Study Abroad Director for the American and Canadian Studies Program at the University of Nottingham, will present a lecture in room 101, LeConte Hall. Professor Ling argues that King's success between 1963-1965 stemmed from his departure from strictly Gandhian principles.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Ivy Holliman
Monday, April 5th, 2010 | 9:30am to 12:00pm
Ivy Holliman will defend her dissertation entitled,"From 'Crackertown' to 'ATL': Race, Urban Renewal, and the Re-Making of Downtown Atlanta, 1945-2000." The Major Professor is Paul Sutter. The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator Benjamin Ehlers at hiscoord@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Christopher Manganiello
Monday, April 5th, 2010 | 3:00pm
Christopher Manganiello will defend his dissertation entitled, "Dam Crazy with Wild Consequences: Artificial Lakes and Natural Rivers in the American South, 1845-1990." The defense will be held in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: W. Thomas Okie
Monday, April 5th, 2010 | 12:30pm
Thomas Okie will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The Major Professor is Paul Sutter. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Graduate Coordinator's office via history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  March
Women's History Month Program: "The Life and Legacy of Jeannette Rankin"--Workplace Justice Then and Now"
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 | 5:00pm to 6:30pm
A talk by Bethany Moreton, history and the Institute for Women's Studies, and Pamela Voekel, history, about Jeannette Rankin's advocacy for wage and hour laws, child labor laws, support for unions, and present day struggles for 'living wages' and benefits. Refreshments provided. Blue Card event. 248 Miller Learning Center. Contact 706-542-0066, tlhat@uga.edu

History Talk and Film Screening: "Women in Film: Claire Denis"
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | 6:00pm
Please join Dr. Laura Mason, Associate Professor of History, on Tuesday, for a talk on Claire Denis. Mason will discuss a couple of themes common to all of Denis' films-- most notably exile, displacement, and personal bonds-- to give film-goers a broader sense of her work.This will accompany her latest film which will open at CINE' in downtown Athens on Friday. "35 Shots of Rum," a lovely and meditative film about fathers and daughters and letting go, will screen at 7:15. (The CINE' Barcafe' is on West Hancock Ave, next to the National and down the street from Little Kings Shuffle Club.)
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Workshop in the Cultural History of Capitalism presents Rowena Olegario
Monday, March 29th, 2010 | 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Dr. Rowena Olegario of the Said Business School, Oxford University, will present "The Nation that Credit Built: 300 Years of Innovation, Regulation, and Devastation" in the Miller Learning Center, room 150. For more information contact Shane Hamilton at shamilto@uga.edu.
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Business History Conference Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 to Sunday, March 28th, 2010 | 8:00am to 8:00pm
The 2010 meeting of the Business History Conference will be held at the Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel at the University of Georgia. The local sponsor is the Department of History at the University of Georgia, with local arrangements being handled by Shane Hamilton, Stephen Mihm, and Bethany Moreton.
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Spring 2010 Withdrawal Deadline
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
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History Book Fair: Pearson Publishers
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | 12:30pm to 01:45pm
History faculty are invited to meet with Barbara Robinson (Barbara.Robinson@pearson.com) who will be on site Tuesday for a presentation of Pearson Higher Education 's classroom resources. LeConte Hall, Rm. 101. Lunch by Panera Bread will be provided.
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Women's History Month Keynote Address
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | 3:00pm
Joan Hoff, historian and author, will present the Women's History Month keynote address, "Too Little, Too Late-- Changes in the Legal Status of U.S. Women". A reception and book signing will follow in Demosthenian Hall. For more information, contact 706/542-0066 or tlhat@uga.edu.

Furlough Day.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated March 8 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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Spring Break.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
No classes; offices open March 9-12.
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PhD Dissertation Defense: Darren Grem
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 | 5:00pm
Darren Grem will defend his dissertation entitled, "The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and Conservative Evangelicalism in the Sunbelt Age, 1945-2000." The defense will be held in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor James Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Faculty Research Colloquium.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 | 12:30pm
Allan Kulikoff will present his new work, "What did Benjamin Franklin look like?" Rm. 102 LeConte Hall. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

  February
Georgia Workshop in Early American History & Culture
Friday, February 26th, 2010 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Rm. 102 LeConte Hall. John Juricek will present from his forthcoming book, Colonial Georgia and the Creeks: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 1733-1763 (Univ. Press of Florida). To RSVP for dinner please contact gweahc@uga.edu.
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PhD Dissertation Defense: Kenneth Shefsiek
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 | 12:30pm
Kenneth Shefsiek will defend his dissertation entitled,"Stone House Days: Constructing Cultural Hybridity in the Hudson Valley." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Allan Kulikoff at kulikoff@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  January
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday
Monday, January 18th, 2010
No classes. Offices closed.

Spring semester classes begin
Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Spring 2010 syllabi due on-line
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Please upload all syllabi for spring courses by January 6th. Instructions are available from the entry page of the Syllabus System. Faculty can access this system using their UGA MyID and password. The Syllabus System is available online. See the web site for details.
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Furlough Day
Monday, January 4th, 2010
In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated November 25 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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  December
Furlough Day
Thursday, December 24th, 2009
In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated December 24 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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Commencement
Friday, December 18th, 2009

Final Exams Dec. 10, 11, 14, 15, 16
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
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Reading Day
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Reading Days : 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. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.

Friday Class Schedule in Effect*
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Last Day of Fall classes. For the Fall Semester 2009, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 8. 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. Final Instructional Day: No tests or quizzes are to be administered on the final instructional day of a course, unless the course has not been assigned a final examination time slot by the University. All labs may administer tests or quizzes on the final instructional day. For purposes of this policy, student presentations to the class in a seminar or graduate course shall not be considered a test or a quiz.

MA Thesis Defense: Elizabeth Summerlin
Monday, December 7th, 2009 | 10:00am
Elizabeth Summerlin will defend her thesis entitled, "'Not Ratified but Hereby Rejected:' The Women's Suffrage Movement in Georgia, 1895-1925." The defense will be held in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Kathleen Clark at katclark@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: John Paul Hill
Friday, December 4th, 2009 | 9:00am to 12:00pm
John Paul Hill will defend his dissertation entitled, "A. B. 'Happy' Chandler and the Politics of Civil Rights." The defense will be held in the Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Jim Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

PhD Dissertation Defense: Solomon Smith
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solomon Smith will defend his dissertation entitled,"'A Profound Secret In the Breast of a Very Few': Industrial Ventures in the Chesapeake Region, 1720-1820." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Peter Hoffer at pchoffer@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Fall 2009 syllabi due on-line
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Please have all your departmental courses taught this fall uploaded to the Syllabus System by December 1st. In addition, please upload all syllabi for spring courses by January 6th. Instructions are available from the entry page of the Syllabus System. Faculty can access this system using their UGA MyID and password. The Syllabus System is available online. See the web site for details.
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  November
Nov. 23 - 27, Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 27th, 2009
No classes Monday - Friday. UGA offices closed Thursday and Friday.

Furlough Day
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated November 25 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: La Shonda Mims
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 | 10:30am to 12:30pm
La Shonda Mims will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Jim Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Phi Alpha Theta Movie Night & Meeting
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 | 6:00pm
We will be showing "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and Dr. Willis will be speaking. There will be free pizza! Everybody try to make it so we can discuss our plans for next semester.

"Goldwater at 100" Conference, Arizona State University
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 to Friday, November 13th, 2009
UGA History Lecturer Brian Drake paper will present his paper entitled "Extremism in the Defense of Nature is No Vice: Barry Goldwater and Federal Environmentalism." Sponsored by the Arizona Historical Foundation.
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Furlough Day
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | 12:00pm
In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated November 25 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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"Beyond the Movement: Global and Contemporary Freedom Struggles"
Saturday, November 7th, 2009 to Monday, November 9th, 2009
The three-day conference, which is open free to the public, is sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies at UGA, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The symposium honors the accomplishments of Georgia's civil rights activists and considers the global and national legacies of the Movement since its early years in the 50s and 60s.
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Symposium: Beyond the Movement: Global and Contemporary Freedom Struggles
Saturday, November 7th, 2009 to Monday, November 9th, 2009
The Institute for African American Studies is hosting a symposium November 7-9, 2009 (Beyond the Movement: Global and Contemporary Freedom Struggles). Noted speakers are: Dr. Peniel Joseph, Hadjii and a few of our faculty members Dr. Reginald McKnight and Dr. Chana Kai Lee from the History Department. A program of the Institute for African American Studies with additional sponsorship provided by: Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; President's Office; History Department; Department of Lifelong Learning; Creative Writing Center; Dr. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Regents Professor of English, College of Education, School of Social Work, Office for Institutional Diversity.
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Women's Studies Graduate Student Association
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 | 6:30pm
History graduate students: if you are interested in pursuing a graduate certificate in WMST, consider gender integral to your research, or just like WMST, please join us! About us: The Women's Studies Graduate Student Association aims to confer distinction for high achievement in scholarship and activism in conjunction with the program of Women s Studies, to promote support for and enhance community among Women s Studies graduate students, to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among those students and scholars who are seriously pursing knowledge in these areas, and to promote the study of women, gender and society, both locally and globally. Questions? Contact Daleah Goodwin dgoodwin@uga.edu

  October
Fall Break
Friday, October 30th, 2009
No classes. Furlough Day. In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has established October 30 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today.
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History Graduate Student Colloquium
Monday, October 26th, 2009 | 12:30pm to 1:10pm
Student Speaker Series: Drew Swanson will be presenting the topic of 19th century agricultural reform and the limitations created by bright tobacco in the Piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina. Please contact Hannah Waits at hwaits@uga.edu if you have any questions.

History Department Fall reception
Friday, October 23rd, 2009 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
For History Dept. Faculty, staff, and graduate students: the History Department will sponsor a Fall Reception on Friday at the home of Michael Kwass and Laura Mason. Please RSVP to Sheree Dendy at sdendy@uga.edu so that we may know how many to plan for. We look forward to seeing you there.

Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

History Graduate Student Book Sale!
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 to Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 | 9:00am to 3:30pm
All kinds of books at low, low prices. Fiction and non-fiction. All genres. Proceeds benefit our graduate students in History. The sale will take place on the plaza behind LeConte Hall on North Campus, from the morning thru afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Virtual Book signing: Barton Myers
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 | 12:00pm CST
Join us on Saturday when the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. welcomes UGA history alumnus Barton Myers to talk about his new book, Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty and Guerilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community 1861-1865. Sponsored by Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.
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Midterm
Thursday, October 8th, 2009

APERO Africana Brown Bag Lecture: 'The 369th Regiment--The Heroic Harlem Hellfighters'
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Sponsored by Institute for African American Studies, African Studies Institute, African American Cultural Center. Speaker: John Morrow, Jr., history. African American Cultural Center, Fourth Floor Memorial Hall. Contact: fsgiles@uga.edu

  September
An African-Andalucian Freedman
Friday, September 25th, 2009 | 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Elizabeth Wright will present "Liberty via Latinity: the Epic Stratagems of Joannes Latinus, an African-Andalucian Freedman Negotiating an Age of Mass Enslavement" on Friday, 3:30 - 4:30 in 350K Gilbert Hall.
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Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture
Friday, September 18th, 2009 | 11:00am
Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Richard Ford will deliver the Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture in the Chapel on the University of Georgia campus. The event is open and free to the public. Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day, Ford also won the PEN/Faulkner Prize for that same book, the first to receive both awards simultaneously. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction and the 1995 Rea Award for the Short Story. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ford taught at Williams, Princeton, Harvard, and Northwestern. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Granta, Le Monde and The New Yorker among other magazines and journals. The Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship was established and endowed by Phinizy Calhoun, UGA class of 1900, as a memorial to his grandfather, Ferdinand Phinizy, who was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838. Contact: 706-542-2474, cobby@uga.edu.

APERO Africana Brown Bag Lecture: 'The Integration of UGA--Stories Untold'
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, African Studies Institute, African American Cultural Center. Speaker: Robert Pratt, history. African American Cultural Center, 4th floor, Memorial Hall. Contact: fsgiles@uga.edu

Roundtable Discussion: American Values and our Current Recession
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 | 4:00pm
Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Panelists: Shane Hamilton, history; Andy Herod, geography; Doris Kadish, (LACSI and Romance languages; Bill Lastrapes, economics; and Amy Ross, geography. 4:00 p.m. 480 Tate Student Center. Contact: 706-542-3966, jdingus@uga.edu

Holiday: Labor Day
Monday, September 7th, 2009
No classes. UGA offices closed.

  August
Drop/Add for Fall semester
Friday, August 21st, 2009
Drop August 17 - 20. Add August 17 - 21.

NEW Graduate Student Meeting
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Rm. 102 LeConte Hall. The meeting is required for all new graduate students in the History program.

Graduate Student Association welcome party
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | 11:30am to 2:00pm
Miller Student Learning Center.

Fall International Student Orientation August 3 - 7
Friday, August 7th, 2009 | 12:00pm
New international students and international transfer students attending classes during the fall semester 2009 should plan to attend the international student orientation sponsored by International Student Life. Immigration information, social security numbers, banking, housing, utilities as well as non-resident tax information are among the topics that will be discussed. The Fall International Orientation dates are from August 3 - August 7. Registration and check-in will begin from 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m. on August 3 at the International Student Life Office located in 210 Memorial Hall. For more information, contact 706/542-5867.
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  July
PhD Dissertation Defense: Min Song
Friday, July 10th, 2009 | 2:10pm to 5:10p
Min Song will defend her dissertation entitled, "Economic Normalization: Sino-American Trade Relations From 1969 to 1980." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor William Stueck at wstueck@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

MA Thesis Defense: Jessica Fowler
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 | 1:00pm
Jessica Fowler will defend her thesis entitled, "Illuminating Heretics: Alumbrados and Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Cuenca." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Benjamin Ehlers at behlers@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  June
PhD Dissertation Defense: Steven Nash
Thursday, June 25th, 2009 | 1:00pm
Steven Nash will defend his dissertation entitled, "The Extremest Condition of Humanity: Emancipation, Conflict, and Progress in Western North Carolina, 1865-1880." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Inscoe at jinscoe@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Main Libraries Dedication of the F.N. Boney Collection
Friday, June 12th, 2009 | 2:00pm
The University of Georgia Libraries invites current and retired members of the History Department to the dedication of the F. N. Boney Collection, which will find a permanent homes in the Reading Room of the Miller Learning Center. MLC Reading Room, 3rd floor. Refreshments will be served following the dedication. Parking will be available at the Tate Center Parking Deck. Parking validation will be provided. F.N. Boney, Ph.D. University of Virginia, taught American History at the University of Georgia for twenty-eight years. He published nine books and contributed large sections to three others and authored over a hundred articles and over a hundred book reviews. He specialized in Southern history with emphasis on Georgia and Virginia and wrote and lectured extensively on the University of Georgia.

MA Thesis Defense: Nikolas Frye
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 | 4:00pm
Nikolas Frye will defend his thesis entitled, "Applying for Cherokee Citizenship: Constructing Nation, Race, and Identity, 1900-1906." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Claudio Saunt at csaunt@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  May
Grades due
Monday, May 11th, 2009 | 7:00pm

PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Michele Lansdown
Monday, May 11th, 2009 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
Michele Lansdown will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Kathleen Clark at katclark@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
Undergraduate Ceremony at 9:30 am in Sanford Stadium Graduate Ceremony at 2:30 pm in Stegeman Coliseum

Georgia Workshop in Early American History and Culture
Friday, May 8th, 2009 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Jim Gigantino will be on hand to discuss his paper "Creating Freedom North of Mason-Dixon: New Jersey's Era of Abolition." Rm. 320, LeConte Hall. A reception will be held after the seminar and all who are interested are encouraged to attend a dinner with Jim at a local restaurant. We try to get an estimate of attendees for dinner. To RSVP please contact gweahc@uga.edu.

Southern Salon
Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | 7:00pm
We'll discuss Allan Gallay's The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South. Location and time TBA to meeting members the week before.

Final Exams
Monday, May 4th, 2009 to Friday, May 8th, 2009
Monday through Friday.

Reading day, no classes.
Friday, May 1st, 2009
No mandatory assignments are to be scheduled for completion during reading days -- either for course work or extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Zac Smith
Friday, May 1st, 2009 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zac Smith will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Morrow at jmorrow@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  April
Monday class schedule in effect
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Last day of spring classes. *Note: For the Spring Semester 2009, the University will operate a Monday class schedule on Thursday, April 30. 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.

Workshop in the Cultural History of Capitalism
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 | 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Mexicanist Michael Snodgrass will lead a discussion of his work on the bracero program in Leconte Hall, room 320. His paper is posted on the following website:
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Jennifer Malto
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 | 9:00am to 12:00pm
Jennifer Malto will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Jake Short at jshort@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

History Dept. Annual awards/reception
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday. History department graduate students, faculty, instructors, retirees, staff and award nominees are invited to attend our annual awards reception and dinner. Demosthenian Hall, North campus. It is very important that you RSVP to Sheree Dendy at sdendy@uga.edu and let us know how many in your family will attend.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Exams: Lesley-Anne Reed
Monday, April 27th, 2009 | 11:30am to 1:30pm
Lesley-Anne Reed will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Paul Sutter at histcoord@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Workshop in Early American History and Culture
Friday, April 24th, 2009 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Lucy Murphy (Ohio State University). LeConte Hall Room 320
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History Lecture and book signing: Paul D. Escott
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 | 5:00pm
Wake Forest historian Paul D. Escott will give a lecture on "Lincoln as Icon: Thinking about Myth and Reality in our History." He will also sign copies of his new book: "What Are We To Do With the Negro?: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America." Lecture is Thursday in MLC Room 348.

Honors Day
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 | 1:25pm to 4:25pm
For Honors Day date, time, and location, please see the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Academic Events Calendar. Typically, undergraduate classes scheduled for sixth, seventh and eighth periods (1:25-4:25 p.m.) will be dismissed so students and faculty can attend.

Reacting to the Past Conference
Friday, April 17th, 2009 to Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Interested faculty and administrators are invited to register for a regional "Reacting to the Past" Conference hosted by the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). At the conference, faculty and administrators will learn about "Reacting to the Past" by participating in intensive two-day workshops on a particular game (see "featured games" below). In addition to game sessions, we will have discussions of a more general character on student motivation, teaching, liberal arts education, and the problems and possibilities of the "Reacting" pedagogy. Participants are encouraged to attend all game and plenary sessions.
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PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Joshua Haynes
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 | 2:45pm to 4:45pm
Joshua Haynes will take his oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Clausio Saunt at csaunt@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Graduate School Student Appreciation Open House
Thursday, April 9th, 2009 | 12:00pm to 5:00pm
April 8-9. Sponsored by the Graduate School. To celebrate National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (Apr. 6-10), the Graduate School is hosting a two-day open house to honor all UGA graduate and professional students. Graduate students are invited to enjoy refreshments, meet other graduate students, learn about Graduate School services and enter their names for a chance to win door prizes. Graduate School, 320 E. Clayton St., Suite 400. Contact: 706-542-2953, jmilton@uga.edu

History talk: Charles Bittner
Thursday, April 9th, 2009 | 5:00pm
This Thursday Nation correspondent Charles Bittner will speak with graduate students about the U.S. prison system in the contemporary period. Leconte Hall, Rm. 321. Pizza and drinks, so please do rsvp to voekel@uga.edu so we know how much to order!

Doctoral Dissertation defense: Barton Myers
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 | 2:30pm
Barton Myers will defend his dissertation entitled, "'Rebels Against a Rebellion': Southern Unionists in Secession, War and Remembrance." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Inscoe at jinscoe@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Faculty Research Colloquium
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Professor Oscar Chamosa will present work in progress. Room 320, LeConte Hall.

Workshop in Early American History and Culture
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Greg O'Brien (UNC-Greensboro) will be on hand to discuss his paper "The Great Choctaw-Chickasaw Peace and the War that Made It Possible." LeConte Hall Room 320. A reception will be held after the seminar and all who are interested are encouraged to attend a dinner with Greg at one of our fine local restaurants. We try to get an estimate of dinner attendees. To RSVP please contact gweahc@uga.edu.
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MA Thesis Defense: Levi Van Sant
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 | 10:00am
Levi Van Sant will defend his thesis entitled, "Representing Nature, Reordering Society: Eugene Odum, Ecosystem Ecology, and Environmental Politics." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Paul Sutter at histcoord@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  March
Doctoral Dissertation defense: Robert Luckett
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 | 9:15am
Robert Luckett will defend his dissertation entitled, "Yapping Dogs: Joe T. Patterson and the Limits of Massive Resistance." The defense will be held in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Robert Pratt at rapratt@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Graduate Student Speaker series
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday. Tom Okie will present an essay titled "The Garden Spot of the Universe': The Commercial Transformation of Southern Horticulture, 1850-1900." Rm. 320 LeConte Hall.

Withdrawal deadline
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Last day for a student to request a withdrawal passing (WP) grade.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Daleah Goodwin
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 | 3:30pm
Daleah Goodwin will take her oral examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Diane Morrow at dbmorrow@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Workshop in the History of Environment and Agriculture
Friday, March 20th, 2009 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Clifford Kuhn, Georgia State University, will present "'Restoring the Land, Restoring the People': Arthur Raper and the Unified Farm Program in Greene County, Georgia, 1940-1942" in room 320 Leconte. Contact Paul Sutter or Shane Hamilton for further information.
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Southern Salon
Friday, March 20th, 2009 | 7:00pm
We'll discuss Leon Fink's The Maya of Morganton (2003). Location and time TBA to meeting members the week before.

Spring break.
Monday, March 9th, 2009 to Friday, March 13th, 2009
There will be no classes, but UGA offices will be open from March 9 through March 13.

UGA presents Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 | 7:30pm
A four-part series chronicling the history of one of Earth's oldest mountain ranges and its inhabitants will be shown at University of Georgia Campus. Filmmakers Ross Spears and Jamie Ross will be present to introduce and discuss the film. The showing is free and open to the public. The Appalachian film series, scheduled for Mon and Tues., had to cancel last nights showing, but will show tonight's at 7:30. Due to damage to the MLC, it will be shown in the Tate Center, Room 137. The film event is co-sponsored by the EcoFocus Film Festival (a production of the Odum School of Ecology), the history department, the anthropology department and the Institute of Native American Studies.
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Faculty Research Colloquium
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Professor Bill Stueck will present work in progress. Room 320, LeConte Hall.

UGA presents Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People
Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | 7:30pm
A four-part series chronicling the history of one of Earth's oldest mountain ranges and its inhabitants will be shown March 2-3 on the University of Georgia Campus. On Monday, March 2, the first half of Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People will be shown in 102 Miller Learning Center. The second half is Wednesday, March 3 in 171 Miller Learning Center. Filmmakers Ross Spears and Jamie Ross will be present to introduce and discuss the film. The showing is free and open to the public. The film event is co-sponsored by the EcoFocus Film Festival (a production of the Odum School of Ecology), the history department, the anthropology department and the Institute of Native American Studies.
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  February
Workshop in Early American History and Culture
Friday, February 27th, 2009 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Robert Desrochers (Emory University). LeConte Hall Room 320
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Oral Comprehensive Examination
Thursday, February 19th, 2009 | 8:45am
Kathi Nehls will take her oral examinations Thursday in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Oral Comprehensive Examinations are open to all members of the faculty. Please contact the Major Professor Paul Sutter at histcoord@uga.edu if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

Southern Salon
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 | 4:00pm
Professor Richard J. Gray will participate in a panel discussion on his new book "A Web of Words: The Great Dialogue of Southern Literature" 4:00, 265 Park Hall. Dr. Cobb has graciously made seven copies of his new book, A Web of Words: The Great dialogue of Southern Literature (Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, W.E.B. DuBois and Faulker among others) available for folks to read.

Southern Salon
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 | 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Professor Richard J. Gray, who teaches at the University of Essex Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies will be visiting as the Barbara Lester Methvin Visiting Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Georgia. On Tuesday, February 17 he'll give a public lecture: "'Maybe Nothing Ever Happens Once and Is Finished': Some Notes on Recent Southern Writing and Social Change" at 4:30, 148 Miller Learning Center

Graduate Student Colloquium
Monday, February 16th, 2009 | 4:00pm
Levi Van Sant will be presenting and discussing a paper titled "Searching for the Fundamentals of Ecology: Eugene Odum, Ecosystem Ecology, and Environmental Politics." Rm. 320, LeConte Hall.

Faculty Research Colloquium
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Professor Ben Ehlers will present work in progress. Room 320, LeConte Hall.

Workshop in the History of Agriculture and Environment
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Peggy Barlett, Emory University will present "Moving toward a Sustainable Food System on College Campuses." Co-sponsored with the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Organic Agriculture Certificate Program. Location TBA.
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  January
Workshop in the History of Agriculture and Environment
Friday, January 30th, 2009 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Richard Mizelle, Florida State University, will present research in progress from his work on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Room 320 Leconte. Contact Paul Sutter or Shane Hamilton for further information.
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2009 Founders' Day Lecture
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 | 3:00pm
This is a special invitation to faculty, staff and students in the History Department on behalf of the Alumni Association and the Emeriti Scholars. The 2009 Founders' Day Lecture is scheduled for Tuesday at the University Chapel in honor of the 224th anniversary of the adoption of the University of Georgia charter by the Georgia General Assembly. University Professor and Vice President for Instruction Emeritus Tom Dyer'72, '75 will deliver the lecture entitled "Finding the Founders and What They Founded: Reflections on the Origins of the University of Georgia." The student responder to Dr. Dyer's remarks will be Noah Koon, a student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. We open you will attend. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the North Campus parking deck off Jackson Street at an hourly rate.

Faculty Research Colloquium
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Professor Tim Cleaveland will present work in progress. Room 320, LeConte Hall.

Southern Salon
Thursday, January 1st, 2009 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
We'll discuss Alan Gallay's The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 (2003). Location and time TBA to meeting members the week before (in January 2009)

  December
Grades Due
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 | 5:00pm
The Online Grade Roll System for grade submission by instructors for Fall 2008 will become available on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Grades are due by Monday, 5pm.

Fall Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, December 19th, 2008
Undergraduate ceremony 9:30 a.m.; featured speaker is Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, president of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and former UGA vice president for strategic planning. Graduate ceremony 2:30 p.m.; featured speaker is Harriet Mayor Fulbright, president of the J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center. Stegeman Coliseum.

Southern Salon
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
We'll discuss Stephen Berry's All that Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South (2004). Location and time TBA to meeting members the week before.

Graduate Admissions Deadline
Monday, December 15th, 2008
Deadline for the receipt of all admission materials for applications to the graduate program in history.

Ph.D. Oral Comprehensive Examinations: Catherine Holmes
Monday, December 15th, 2008 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cat Holmes will take her oral examinations 10am-Noon in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor Jim Cobb at cobby@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Holiday Luncheon
Friday, December 12th, 2008 | 11:30pm to 1:30pm
This year the History Department will celebrate the holidays with a pot-luck luncheon for our History faculty, graduate students and staff. It is an exam day but we hope these hours will allow everyone to attend for at least a short while. The festivities will take place in the conference room and the faculty lounge, as needed on Friday. The department will furnish a honey-baked ham. We hope you make plans to attend. Sign-up sheets for side dishes and desserts are in the Faculty mailroom.

Final Exams
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
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Reading Day
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
No mandatory assignments are to be scheduled for completion during reading days -- either for course work or extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction.
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Last Day of Classes for Fall Term
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Note: For the Fall Semester 2008, 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.

Workshop in the History of Agriculture and Environment
Friday, December 5th, 2008 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Jennifer Leigh Smith, Georgia Tech, will present research in progress, "The Soviet Cold War Fur Trade and its Environmental Consequences." Room 320 Leconte. Contact Paul Sutter or Shane Hamilton for further information.
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Doctoral Dissertaion Defense: Mary Ella Engel
Thursday, December 4th, 2008 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Mary Ella Engel will defend her dissertation entitled, "Praying With One Eye Open: Mormons and Murder in Late Nineteenth Century Appalachian Georgia." The defense will be held at 3:30pm in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. Members of the university community are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please contact the Major Professor John Inscoe at jinscoe@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

  November
Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, November 24th, 2008
Please note changes from previous fall semesters: One day for Fall Break; No classes during week of Thanksgiving.

History Program Review Interviews
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Conference Room, LeConte Hall.
1:00-2:00 History Staff
2:15-3:15 Graduate Student Association Officers

History Program Review Interviews
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Conference Room, LeConte Hall.
9:00-10:00 Policy Committee & Personnel Committee
1:00-2:00 Assistant Professors
2:15-3:15 Associate Professors
3:30-4:30 Professors

Workshop in the History of Agriculture and Environment
Friday, November 14th, 2008 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Jim Giesen and Mark Hersey, Mississippi State University, will present research in progress in room 320 Leconte. Mark Hersey's paper is titled "What Dreams Might Die: The Collapse of George Washington Carver's Campaign on Behalf of Impoverished Sharecroppers." Jim Giesen will discuss "Boll Weevil Blues: Myth-Making in Alabama." Both papers are available on the website for download prior to the discussion.
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Meet-and-Greet Luncheon with Dr. Tera Hunter
Friday, November 7th, 2008 | 11:30am to 1:00pm
In the LeConte Hall Conference Room

Graduate Workshop w/ Dr. Tera Hunter
Friday, November 7th, 2008 | 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Dr. Hunter will conduct a graduate workshop focused on her award winning book To 'Joy My Freedom': Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War in LeConte Hall Room 323. The lunch and workshop are open to graduate students and faculty. This lecture series is sponsored the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholar Program, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Department Invited Lecturer Program, History Graduate Student Association, Department of History, Institute for Women's Studies, Southern Historical Association and Institute for African American Studies. Contact: Daleah Goodwin - dgoodwin@uga.edu

Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series
Friday, November 7th, 2008 | 12:20pm to 1:10pm
Bethany Moreton (Women's Study & History) will discuss Women, Work, and Wal-Mart. All talks are free and open to the public. 12:20-1:10pm in 250 Student Learning Center.

Workshop in the Cultural History of Capitalism
Friday, November 7th, 2008 | 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Beatrix Hoffman, Professor of History, Northern Illinois University will present "Access and Denial: Toward a History of Health Care Rights Consciousness in the 20th Century U.S." in room 320 LeConte.
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2nd History Graduate Student Association Lecture Series / Book Signing, with Dr. Tera W. Hunter
Thursday, November 6th, 2008 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University, Hunter will present, "'Until Death or Distance Do You Part': Marriage and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century" Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. This lecture series is sponsored the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholar Program, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Department Invited Lecturer Program, History Graduate Student Association, Department of History, Institute for Women's Studies, Southern Historical Association and Institute for African American Studies. Contact: Daleah Goodwin - dgoodwin@uga.edu

  October
Fall Break
Friday, October 31st, 2008
Classes will not be held at UGA due to students' fall break. University offices are open. Please note changes from previous fall semesters: One day for Fall Break; No classes during week of Thanksgiving

Workshop in Early American History and Culture
Friday, October 24th, 2008 | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
John Sensbach (University of Florida) will be on hand to discuss his paper "A Land 'Wholly Laid Waste': Religious Violence and the Transformation of the Early American South. The Workshop will be held in Room 320 in LeConte Hall, the main building for the History Department
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Fall Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series
Friday, October 17th, 2008 | 12:20pm to 1:10pm
Lauren Chambers (English) and Christina Davis (History) will discuss Georgia Women and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1919-1975. All talks are free and open to the public. 12:20-1:10pm in 250 Student Learning Center.

Graduate Student Book Sale
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 | 9:00am to 4:00pm
Books for sale on the steps outside LeConte Hall

Southern Salon
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
We'll discuss Stephanie Smallwood's Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora (2007).

  March
Southern Salon
Monday, March 24th, 2008 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
We'll discuss Matthew Lassiter's The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (2007). Location and time TBA to meeting members the week before.

  October
WHEATS 2007
Friday, October 12th, 2007
The Georgia Workshop in History of Agriculture and Environment hosted the fourth annual international Workshop in History, Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science. This event brought together a select group of graduate students and faculty to discuss work-in-progress. For more information, visit www.uga.edu/wheats2007. The fifth annual WHEATS will be held in Manhattan, Kansas, at Kansas State University.

  December
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