The history of the university is intertwined with the lives of African Americans — and we are committed to investigating that past, even when the campus landmarks don't adequately commemorate it.
On February 23, 2019, the Department of History hosted a walking tour that highlighted how the histories of persons of color, African Americans in particular, are intertwined with the namesakes and landmarks on UGA's campus.
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Joan Neuberger, director of the prize-winning podcast 15 Minute History presents:
Two Hour Master Class: How To Get Started in Podcasting
3:30-5:30 pm | Friday, March 29, 2019 | 320 LeConte
Mariana Ivanova, assistant professor of German, Miami University of Ohio, will speak about "The American West in Cold War Eastern European Cinema: Transnational Agenda and Commentary on Race in DEFA's Indianerfilme."
The event includes the lecture, film screening at 3:30 p.m., and Q&A with Ivanova.
Dirty History Workshop's Annual Guest Lecture featuring Jason Moore.
Details to be announced.
Locos will be hosting a percentage night on Thursday, April 4, to raise funds for the Adam Cramond Martin Travel Award. This award honors Adam’s life and his accomplishments by providing annual travel awards for UGA history students who, like him, had to show resiliency, courage, and character to persevere in school in the face of sometimes overwhelming obstacles.
Ehren Foley, an acquisitions editor of University of South Carolina Press, will be hosting a brown bag lunch session on transforming a dissertation into a publishable book.
Joseph LeConte was a geologist, a naturalist, and a Darwinist. He was also energetically, unabashedly racist. So the Department of History is holding a forum for its students and faculty to discuss what we should do about his portrait — which until recently faced the main entrance of LeConte Hall.
LeConte Hall is named after Joseph LeConte, a man emblematic of his times in his support for science, evolution, and Darwin — as well as his unmitigated support for slavery, segregation, and racism.